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Executive Director Simulation Center



Executive Director Simulation Center


We are now accepting applications for a qualified Executive Director Simulation Center at Belmont University.

Employment Type

Faculty

Internal Job Category

Non-Tenure Track (Faculty)
Full-Time

Department

Simulation

Hours

N/A

Primary Duties and
Responsibilities:


Position title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Simulation and Executive Director Simulation Center

Position number:

Full-time/part-time/temporary: Full-time
Number of hours scheduled per week: 37.5

Position purpose: The position of non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Simulation will be charged with delivering courses in simulation and simulation leadership. In conjunction with teaching responsibilities, this position will serve as the Executive Director of the Belmont Center for Interprofessional Engagement and Simulation, providing oversight and leadership to a high-performing team of individuals dedicated to delivering state of the art interprofessional simulation-based learning for learners from multiple professions.

The academic appointment will align with the successful candidate’s area or expertise, and report directly to the Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives. This position works with various stakeholders across the university and community, leading and supporting strategic initiatives focused on simulation and educational innovation related to simulation.

SECTION II – QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Please list only those qualifications and requirements that are related to the position functions and responsibilities. These should reflect the minimum level of knowledge, skills and ability, experience and education required for successful performance in this position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience and Qualifications:
· Minimum of 8 years’ experience in clinical education using simulation-based education.
· Requires a minimum of 3 years of leadership in a clinical simulation environment working within an academic institution or healthcare institution working with clinical disciplines (nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and/or other health related fields, etc.).
· Demonstrated enthusasiam for teaching simulation at the graduate level, and experience delivering complex simulation course content across multiple disciplines.
· Proven and demonstrable track record of implementing interprofessional simulation-based programs.
· Excellent Communication skills.
· Works collaboratively among disciplines.
· Demonstrated success in strategic and sustainability planning.
· Knowledge of SSH Accreditation criteria and demonstrated history of successful SSH Accreditation.
· Recognized nationally as a leader in the field of simulation.
· Extensive knowledge of simulation pedagogy, program operations, standards of best practice and instructional techniques/technologies.

Education:
· A terminal degree in a clinical, educational, or scientific field preferred.
· A masters degree in Health Professions Education preferred.

SECTION III - ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Functions: Please describe the essential functions and responsibilities of this position in order of importance. Rather than listing daily duties, describe the primary functions (or end results) for which this position is responsible. Most positions have 3-6 essential or primary responsibilities. If you describe more than eight essential functions, you are probably going into too much detail.

Begin each entry with an action verb such as plan, direct, administer, coordinate, supervise, design, prepare, type, file or record. Combine action verbs when the function or responsibility requires numerous activities. For example, “Record, type, proof, copy and distribute meeting agendas and minutes” or “Administer, monitor and communicate information regarding employee benefit plans.

· Develop and teach courses in simulation and simulation leadership for graduate health professionals.
· Provide visionary leadership to the team in alignment with the educational and business strategy of the University.
· Define and direct the strategic vision and mission to guide teaching and research.
· Lead in the maintenance of accreditation through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
· Support interprofessional education across the university’s health care programs.
· Provide participation and recommendations for hiring, training, counseling, settling grievances, salaries, disciplinary actions, probation, promotion, position upgrades and discharge.
· Provide final authority for setting performance goals, planning work assignments and performance evaluations.
· Provide annual reports of operational expenses in collaboration with the Vice Provost.
· Evaluate utilization plan and forecast future resources required to attain strategic goals.
· Work with external collaborators, including Heath care systems, such as HCA, Ascension, and Vanderbilt, among others, health care partners, multiple disciplines, and equipment and service vendors.
· Maintain and promote a culture of high standards of ethics and integrity among the simulation team.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Please list other (non-essential) job functions or responsibilities that you perform on an infrequent or intermittent basis.

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

Required Qualifications :

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who will support our mission and vision. As a Christ-centered and student-focused community, we aim to:

  • Form diverse leaders of character;
  • Equip people to solve the world’s complex problems through teaching, research and service;
  • And be radical champions for helping people and communities flourish.

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the
    field of study.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly
    activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
Required Education • A terminal degree in a clinical, educational, or scientific field preferred. • A masters degree in Health Professions Education preferred.

Required Experience • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in clinical education using simulation-based education. • Requires a minimum of 3 years of leadership in a clinical simulation environment working within an academic institution or healthcare institution working with clinical disciplines (nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and/or other health related fields, etc.). • Demonstrated enthusasiam for teaching simulation at the graduate level, and experience delivering complex simulation course content across multiple disciplines. • Proven and demonstrable track record of implementing interprofessional simulation-based programs. • Excellent Communication skills. • Works collaboratively among disciplines. • Demonstrated success in strategic and sustainability planning. • Knowledge of SSH Accreditation criteria and demonstrated history of successful SSH Accreditation. • Recognized nationally as a leader in the field of simulation. • Extensive knowledge of simulation pedagogy, program operations, standards of best practice and instructional techniques/technologies.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

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