Clinical-Track Faculty, Nursing Simulation Educator



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Job description

St. Paul, MN

Closing Date: Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

Type of Search: Faculty

Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.

Position Number: 2021-4995

Campus: Minneapolis & St Paul

Department/Unit: Morrison Family College of Health

Employment Type: Clinical Faculty

FLSA Status: Exempt/Salaried

Benefits Eligible: Yes


The Morrison Family College of Health at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a clinical-track faculty position as the Nursing Simulation Educator in the proposed newly established School of Nursing to provide leadership and support in the development and delivery of simulation-based education (SBE).

The Nursing Simulation Educator will collaborate with faculty to design, develop, and facilitate delivery of innovative simulation experiences to address whole person wellness, social determinants of health and health equity, role development and interprofessional collaboration, advocacy and systems change. The individual in this position will perform simulation course instruction, provide faculty development and training in the operation of simulation equipment and software, facilitate simulation experiences with faculty, staff and students, and maintain a compliant simulation lab environment that includes development of policies, procedures, and an operational budget.

The School of Nursing is committed to improving access to higher education for underrepresented students. We seek candidates with a history of and demonstrated commitment to supporting that effort through teaching and mentoring activities. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and commitment to expanding access to nursing education.

The Nursing Simulation Educator will be involved in building the simulation aspects of a new proposed nursing program, and will bring an innovative mindset and a passion for realizing the Morrison Family College of Health vision. We also seek candidates who will actively contribute to the University of St. Thomas commitment to excellence in teaching, which may include some of the following: active and student-centered approaches, inquiry-based teaching, and culturally-sustaining pedagogies. Commitment to maintaining inclusive and equitable experiences for students is expected.

The Nursing Simulation Educator will teach a variety of simulation-based experiences in pre-licensure nursing programs. The successful candidate is also expected to maintain an active research/scholarship agenda. All areas of nursing research/scholarship will be considered.


Master of Science in Nursing, PhD in Nursing, DNP from a regionally accredited college and/or university (US or Foreign Equivalent).  RN licensure in the state of Minnesota.  Must have or be able to obtain a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching in a higher education setting and show strong potential.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The School of Nursing actively seeks to attract, retain and develop faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community, and to offer our students richly varied perspectives.  In this light, we embrace diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

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How to apply

In order to be considered for this opportunity, all application materials must be submitted through the online application, found at Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants will be asked to include the listed documents below:

  • Cover letter (copy/paste into the job application)
  • Curriculum Vitae (upload on candidate profile)
  • A brief statement (300-500 words) with examples of practice and/or academic experiences that illustrate a commitment to the Morrison Family College of Health vision and a description of how the candidate will advance this vision in the Morrison Family College of Health and School of Nursing (upload into “Additional Document 1” field on the candidate profile)

The preferred format for all application documents (except the cover letter, which is included in the application form) is PDF.  Please do not upload any additional documents into the other available fields within the candidate profile at this time.  Further application materials may be requested at a later date, but no additional materials beyond the CV and brief statement are asked of you at this time.

Any questions regarding the position should be sent to the search committee chair Martha Scheckel ([email protected]).  If you encounter issues with the application process, please email the Office of Human Resources at [email protected].