Assistant Dean For Clinical Skills and Simulation Education



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Job description

School of Nursing

Location: Duquesne University


Position Number: 340060

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Dean for Clinical Skills and Simulation Education will lead the Duquesne University School of Nursing’s (DUSON) Learning and Simulation Center, defining its mission and guiding its teaching and scholarship. This is a 9-month faculty position with a 12-month administrative stipend.  The Assistant Dean for Clinical Skills and Simulation Education reports to the DUSON Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees -full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty-to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.

New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact [email protected]. Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.


Provides effective leadership of the DUSON Learning and Simulation Center and staff members. In collaboration with undergraduate and graduate leadership, defines and directs the strategic vision and mission to guide the teaching and scholarship.

Provides curricular design and simulation expertise as well as content expertise, when appropriate, in the development and implementation of simulation activities to support the DUSON undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contributes to the assessment of student development and readiness for clinical practice.

Oversees the budget of the simulation lab including the purchasing and maintenance of equipment.

Interacts with vendors and external partners to create a state-of-the art clinical learning and simulation center to promote student learning.

Acts as liaison with faculty, advisors, administrators and staff from the university, clinical partners, outreach and external agencies.

Participates in scholarship related to clinical skills development and simulation.

Acts consistently with the Duquesne University Catholic Spiritan mission.

Represents DUSON at University, regional and national simulation meetings.


Minimum Requirements:

Demonstrated experience in clinical skills development and simulation

Teaching experience in an academic environment in the nursing discipline

Experience developing and evaluating curricula

Experience assessing student learning

Strong communication, administrative, organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator preferred.

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions.  This includes commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission.  Additionally, applicants must have demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University.  The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

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Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.