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Director of Simulation

Husson University
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 00136
Closing Continuous
Academic Year No
Location Bangor, ME
Department Nursing Admin (2120)


This full time, 12-month ranked faculty position with administrative responsibilities is a direct report to the Dean of the College of Health and Pharmacy ( COHP ) with accreditation oversight from the Chief Nursing Administrator ( CNA ). The director of simulation ( DSIM ) is responsible for ensuring the use of best practices with regard to the design, implementation, growth, support, and evaluation of simulation education curricula across the College. In addition, the director will be a catalyst for faculty development, research, and scholarship related to simulation and will work collaboratively with the COHP Director of Interprofessional Education ( IPE ) to advance IPE and the use of simulation throughout the College. The DSIM will supervise the simulation staff, and an annual Individual Program for Professional Development and Scholarship Plan will be reviewed with the Dean as part of the annual performance review. Faculty members are expected to fulfill responsibilities in teaching, advising, scholarship, and service as delineated in the Husson University Faculty Handbook . The faculty member is expected to adhere to the Husson University Faculty Handbook policies for promotion and multiple-year contract review.

Examples of Duties
  • Work with faculty, staff, students, and external partners to foster simulation-based learning and advance simulation pedagogy within the COHP.
  • Mentor and encourage the professional growth and development of faculty in simulation education endeavors.
  • Support the training needs of faculty and staff to ensure the appropriate use of simulation equipment and laboratory spaces.
  • Collaborate with COHP department chairs and directors and IPE Director to ensure all programs' accreditation requirements pertaining to simulation and interprofessional education educational outcomes are achieved.
  • Coordinate education experiences across the college to maximize simulation laboratory space utilization.
  • Assist departments with determining simulation learning objectives and designing corresponding simulation activities suitable to meet the learning objectives.
  • Support the design, implementation, and assessment of OSCEs as requested, with particular focus on OSCEs for graduate nursing students.
  • Support, direct, and coordinate appropriate standardized patient protocols and usage.
  • In collaboration with department chairs and directors, and IPE Director makes budgetary recommendations to the Dean as necessary to maintain and grow simulation and IPE within the college.
  • Develop, monitor, and refine the simulation components of curricula.
  • Facilitate quality learning experiences for students during simulation.
  • Prepare master simulation schedules and approve simulation schedules each semester.
  • Supervise simulation education faculty and staff members.
  • Participate in college, program, and school meetings, retreats, committees, and activities (Open House, Faculty Development Days, Graduate Hooding, Convocation, and/or student recruitment projects), as well as serve on committees within the School, College, and/or University.
  • Maintain student office hours and advise students each year, as assigned, following the policies and procedures documented in the Husson Faculty Advising Manual .
  • Teach 6 credit hours per each semester, 12 credit hours per academic year.
  • Facilitate opportunities for scholarship that are focused on simulation.
  • Collaborate with faculty and relevant staff to apply for and procure grant funding to support simulation activities across the COHP.

Typical Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.


  • Earned masters in nursing, education, or college-related field required; doctoral degree preferred.
  • National Certification as a Nurse Educator (if nursing background), preferred.
  • Certification from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and/or ISEP Trained are required or individual will seek certifications as part of annual professional development within the first two years.

  • Active unencumbered, unrestricted Maine professional license required or eligibility to receive within three months of employment. If nursing, multistate compact license preferred.

  • Administrative experience and or evidence of leadership qualities.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Documented expertise in his or her area(s) of teaching responsibility.

Preferred experience:
  • Minimum of three years of experience in simulation-based education, simulation technology, evaluation of learning outcomes, and providing support for educators to design and implement simulation into healthcare curricula.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, assess, and promote interprofessional simulation learning opportunities that use best practice.
  • Demonstrated computer and software literacy related to simulation technology.
  • Experience designing and implementing interprofessional simulation experiences in a variety of delivery formats (face-to-face, hybrid, and online).

Additional Skills:
  • Excellent organizational communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

Supplemental Information


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Each employee shall use care in the performance of his/her duties and act in a manner that will assure maximum safety to themselves, fellow employees, and the public. All unsafe conditions, accidents and injuries shall be reported immediately to the supervisor.


Agency Husson University
Address 1 College Circle Bangor, ME, 04401


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