Open Rank Nursing Faculty Position: Clinical Simulation Educator

Main Campus – Boston, MA

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and of challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to focus on preparing women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women-centered undergraduate program, with graduate programs open to all. Nursing education at Simmons dates back to 1902. In 1933, Simmons implemented a five- year baccalaureate program in nursing and became a charter member of the National League for Nursing. Simmons continues its proud tradition of educating nurses. Today, Simmons School of Nursing offers a traditional 4-year BSN program, a 16-month accelerated BSN program for students with a prior baccalaureate degree, a 2-year Dix scholars program for adult learners, a 4 + 1 BSN-MSN FNP program, a Direct Entry MSN FNP program, a traditional and online MSN FNP program, an online MSN PMHNP program and a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.

The School of Nursing (SON) is housed in the College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences (CNBHS). CNBHS is a collegial and supportive community of teachers and scholars within a uniquely multidisciplinary college. Simmons faculty and staff are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University strives for inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Job Summary: This individual is employed by the University and reports directly to the Simulation Center Director. The Clinical Simulation Educator plays a vital role in supporting the development, implementation and facilitation of simulation-based learning experiences. The responsibilities of the Clinical Simulation Educator encompasses a range of tasks including:

  • Collaborating with the simulation lab team to create engaging and immersive simulation experiences.
  • Facilitating simulation sessions that offer an inclusive and effective learning environment.
  • Conducting comprehensive debriefing sessions to help students reflect on their performance and gain valuable insights.
  • Evaluating student performance to assess their progress and provide constructive feedback.
  • Participating in training and mentoring faculty on evidence-based and current practices for simulation.

The Educator will work with the Simulation Center Director and Coordinator to ensure that the planned curriculum simulation experiences are aligned with the overall mission of the College and the standards of the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Clinical Simulation Educator will serve as a specialist in simulation-based education.

Essential Functions

  • Assists faculty in the development of simulation experiences for the teaching and formative assessment of learners.
  • Assists in the integration of simulation educational activities into SON- and discipline-specific curricula.
  • Collaboratively programs cases/scenarios to be used for high fidelity simulation and tests them to ensure performance meets educational needs and goals.
  • Collaborates with the simulation team to facilitate simulated learning experiences using the appropriate resources and equipment.
  • Assists with teaching and debriefing of simulation sessions.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement, innovation and development of initiatives for the integration of simulation in clinical education and curriculum.
  • Creates and delivers presentations regarding all aspects of simulation as requested by the Simulation Center Director.
  • Maintains knowledge of use, operation, and programming of different simulator technologies ranging from anatomic models, task trainers, and high fidelity mannequins.
  • Facilitates training sessions for faculty and staff as requested by the Simulation Center Director.
  • Supports and promotes simulation use across campus.
  • Provides demonstrations to prospective student groups and visitors.
  • Participates in the revision/development of cases to be used in simulation settings.
  • Assists in the quality assurance of all evaluation tools and exam write-ups.
  • Assists in the administration of the high stakes simulations.
  • Participates in professional activity and engagement to maintain currency; or simulation related educational research, analyzes data, and writes for publications.
  • Represents the University in outside meetings and presentations as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

External Role

  • Serve as a communication link in conjunction with the Simulation Center Director between the SON, College, University, and other external constituents including but not limited to employers, alumni, donors, clinical partners, and professional associations.

Other Duties

  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Simulation Center Director, Simulation Coordinator, SON Chair, or Dean.


  • Master's degree in Nursing and minimum of 5 years of clinical patient experience required
  • Terminal degree (PhD, DNP, DNSc) preferred
  • A demonstrated track record of success in simulation education
  • 2 years of direct job-related experience such as experience in program coordination, simulation development, virtual simulation scenario development, and interprofessional simulation practice experience.
  • Preferred Certification/Licensing: Certified Health Simulation Educator (CHSE)
  • Creative problem solver
  • Strong and effective communicator
  • Ability to motivate and build consensus among faculty
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with the Simulation Center Director, Simulation Team, SON Chair, Dean, and Operations Team to strengthen, coordinate, integrate, and implement the goals established by the program and CNBHS

Terms of Service

The Clinical Simulation Educator is a 12-Month Faculty Role. This is a Boston-based on campus position.

Required Application Materials

To apply, please submit a cover letter (including the title of the position for which you are applying), a CV, and a teaching statement.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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