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Lecturer and Simulation Facilitator

Apply now Job no: 492893
Work type: Faculty (Non-tenure track), Full-time
Location: Chester
Categories: Staff, Faculty

Widener University is currently seeking a Lecturer and Simulation Facilitator who reports to the Director of the Center for Simulation and provides support to the Assistant Director of the Simulation Center. This role is responsible for providing clinical instruction in a safe practice environment within the patient simulation laboratories for students at the baccalaureate, master’s and post master’s levels in the School of Nursing.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Create effective student learning opportunities by developing, implementing, and evaluating student outcomes of simulation scenarios;
  • Maintain clinical and simulation expertise through continuing education and simulation certification;
  • Participate in faculty governance activities;
  • Assist with the daily operations including, but not limited to simulation set-up, scheduling, documentation, communication, and supply management. Set-up and maintain equipment.
  • Evaluate student performance and achievement of simulation objectives, and provide feedback to students and Course Coordinators. 
  • Engage in scholarly productivity through participation in simulation- related research;
  • Collaborate with course coordinators and implement a plan for student clinical remediation;
  • Participate in student recruitment and retention activities.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

Required:

  • Master’s degree with a major in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and from nationally accredited School of Nursing.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, flexible, and superior interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, support, and professional staff, and faculty.
  • Ability to think critically to resolve problems or issues that arise.
  • Basic computer skills including sending/receiving emails; researching topics via the web; attaching, sending and opening documents; participation in chats; navigating Canvas platform.
  • Knowledge of various simulation-based, technology platforms.

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree with a major in nursing.
  • Prior simulation experience.
  • Certification in simulation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • Evening/weekend hours may be required as needed

Qualified candidates must submit resume, cover letter, and teaching philosophy for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Widener University requires all prospective employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated (including booster) against COVID-19 prior to employment or apply and be approved for a medical/religious exemption. Offers may be rescinded if new employee does not provide proof of being fully vaccinated in a timely manner.

Some positions may be eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement that may include a partially or fully remote work location, consistent with Widener’s Flexible Work policy.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

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