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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Charles F. and Peggy Evans Distinguished Professor of Simulation and Innovation in Decatur, Georgia

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The Charles F. and Peggy Evans Distinguished Professor of Simulation and Innovation and

Emory Nursing Learning Center’s (ENLC) Director of Simulation-based Learning is a faculty role responsible for maximizing the Center’s performance by managing education, research, and clinical care missions and objectives and implementing organizational strategies to improve quality, teamwork, and effective academic practice. This position will be responsible and accountable for the decisions associated with the Center in collaboration with the Operations Director and serve as a strategic advisor to the Executive Director of the ENLC. This is a three-year administrative position with re-appointment annually based upon performance appraisal completed by the Associate Dean and Vice President for Academic Practice Partnerships/ENLC Executive Director.


• Supervises, coaches, develops, mentors, and conducts performance reviews for simulation nurse educators, and future educational roles within the ENLC.

• Oversees simulation budgets including capital equipment in collaboration with Operations Director.

• Provides leadership and promotes a collaborative, team-based and excellence approach to simulation education, research, and practice.

• Collaborates with clinical team and faculty and students to ensure the highest quality simulation-based learning activities are integrated and implemented across the undergraduate and graduate programs.

• Designs, delivers, and evaluates innovative, evidence-based simulation-based learning for nursing and interprofessional experiences.

• Establishes and maintains relationships with key stakeholders to ensure responsiveness of training delivery, learning needs, and educational programming

• Coordinates and communicates with the Center’s stakeholders, as well as with external agencies and professional organizations to assure the center aligns with and contributes to best practices in simulation nationally and at NHWSN - supported training, instruction, assessment, and research.

• Establishes and oversee policies and procedures for education in the Center.

• Assures any requirements for accreditations, certifications, credentialing, and regulations are met, documented, and distributed, as necessary.

• Facilitates quality improvement efforts with Operations Director and nursing colleagues.

• Leads research, new initiatives resulting in extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications.

• Reports directly to the Executive Director of the ENLC.

• Performs related responsibilities as required.

• Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Education, program leaders, and faculty to assure appropriate integration of simulation experiences into the curriculum.


• Prior experience leading an academic practice in simulation-based learning.

• National leader and program of scholarship in simulation-based learning.

• Graduate degree in nursing, and terminal Doctoral degree, (PhD, EdD, DNP) required.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural competencies in order to interact with a wide range of individuals, including staff at all levels, faculty and administrators.

• Outstanding communication and presentation skills.

• Experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to assess initiatives and inform decision-making.

• Licensed as a registered nurse, eligible for appointment to the faculty of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.


• Experience in an academic simulation lab environment; Program development experience in a research-intensive environment is strongly desired.

• Preferred experience with continuum of low fidelity to high fidelity patient simulators

• Demonstrated ability to work with campus partners to develop and sustain support for programmatic activities.

• Demonstrated success in relationship building and a track record of leveraging resources to accomplish strategic goals.

• Funded program of research in simulation, virtual reality, and/or augmented reality.


This position is exempt and is expected to be available when the simulation lab is open weekdays from 7am to 6pm.


Attendance at least one training/seminar event each year in a related topic is required.


To be determined

Tenured, Tenure-Track, and Clinical-Track Positions

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is committed to attracting diverse world-class faculty to advance the School’s mission to educate visionary nurse leaders and scholars, generate and apply knowledge, and transform nursing, health, and systems of health care within the local and global community. We are seeking applications for tenured, tenure-track, and clinical positions.

We invite inquiries from doctorally-prepared scholars with diverse research, teaching, and clinical expertise in the area of specialization of simulation-based learning for nursing interprofessional, and transdisciplinary education, research, and collaborative practice.

As an integral part of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, the School of Nursing maintains and seeks to extend its academic practice leadership and collaborative relationships with Emory’s strong interprofessional and transdisciplinary partners.

The School provides many other collaborative opportunities, including with colleagues in Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, Emory’s College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Appointments may be made at the ranks of Associate, or Full Professor, commensurate with experience.

Candidates for consideration as Associate Professor or Professor should have an excellent record of research/scholarship as demonstrated by history of sustained grant funding and/or demonstrated excellence in teaching. Candidates who are nurses must hold or be eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia. Apply online by providing current CV, cover letter describing specific interest, and contact information for three references.

For more information, please contact Beth Ann Swan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean and Vice President, Academic Practice Partnerships, Email:

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Job Number 88787

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Nursing

Department SON: Evans Ctr Caring Skills

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Decatur

Location : Name Downtown Decatur

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Required Documents Cover letter, List of References