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Director for Simulation and Interprofessional Development

Department: College of Nursing
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for the position of Director for Simulation and Interprofessional Development.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelorís, masterís and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nationís premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:

  • Communicate with the Associate Deans and/or Chairs of the College of Nursing in addressing educational opportunities for students.
  • Serve as the spokesperson in collaborating with University faculty and staff to address educational activities and development of futures initiatives in simulation.
  • Provide twenty-four (24) workload hours of teaching responsibilities for students in the College of Nursing.
  • Provide six (6) workload hours in administrative management and development of educational opportunities to support the initiatives of simulation including development and coordination of Interprofessional Education (IPE) simulations on all campuses.
  • Participate in the organizational planning and implementation of activities related to the processes needed for establishing use and accreditation of the Center.
  • Coordinate requests and manage the simulation schedule.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the educational policies for all simulations.
  • Serve as the primary resource person for any issues that involve the daily operations of simulation.
  • Approve all educational programming provided in simulation in conjunction with the Associate Deans and/or Dean of the College of Nursing.
  • Serve as the resource for faculty development of educators in the utilization of simulation technology who will be serving as educators in the simulation setting.
  • Represent simulation from the educational perspective in regional, national, and global events in promoting the use and advancement of emerging education technological advances.
  • Recommend to the Dean and/or Associate Dean the addition of faculty and staff for simulation.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master of Science in Nursing degree and active RN licensure in the state of Tennessee is required. This position requires both an extensive understanding of the design and development of health care education and a high level of organizational skills in managing the educational delivery of a health care center. Preferred nursing simulation experience and certification. If not simulation certified at the time of hire, certification must be obtained at the earliest eligibility.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union Universityís Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

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