Executive Director - Health Sciences Simulation Center
Contract Faculty Role at Assistant, Associate, or full Professor - 9403,9402,9401
Office of Academic Clinical Affairs - University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota seeks an outstanding leader and scholar in health focused simulation to carry on its high-ranking reputation of simulation in the context of interprofessional education. The University recently reorganized academic health sciences to better support clinical research and clinical training through an Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA). OACA is the organizational home for health sciences simulation and supports the Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, College of Dentistry, College of Veterinary Medicine, and a variety of other health-related disciplines. We have also recently integrated health sciences simulation services into a single organizational unit in preparation for moving into new simulation space. Our new Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) is under construction, with scheduled opening in summer of 2020, and will strengthen opportunities for interprofessional education. The new simulation space will occupy two floors of HSEC and will encompass a variety of simulation experiences including clinical rooms, procedural training and situational spaces such as operating rooms. There are strong partnerships with educational leaders in each of the health science schools and across affiliated hospitals.
The Executive Director plays an important leadership role in the overall strategy and operations to advance and support health professional simulation at the University of Minnesota. She/he must have the ability to exercise sound and fair judgment in applying and interpreting policies and procedures; superior interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain trusted working relationships with all stakeholders; demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty leaders; recognition by the faculty as a role model; business acumen; and effective, clear and concise oral and written communication skills. The Executive Director will report to the Vice President for Clinical Affairs (or delegate).
The Executive Director’s responsibilities include:
Administrative oversight of health sciences simulations operations, including budgeting and finances, staffing, and facilities planning and development.
Collaborate with education deans across the health science schools and programs of the University of Minnesota (Center for Allied Health Programs, School of Dentistry, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, College of Veterinary Medicine, and others) to optimize interprofessional training opportunities and most efficient and cost-effective use of HSEC facilities; this involves coordination with other simulation centers at the University of Minnesota and affiliate hospitals.
Integrate emerging technologies and simulation pedagogical developments into faculty development and health science curriculum and courses.
Establish an innovative and sustainable faculty development program in simulation to support ongoing and emerging efforts to increase capacity to teach with simulation.
Curricular use of simulation to advance interprofessional education at every stage of professional development.
Provide leadership to a range of administrative, academic, and technical professionals in simulation.
Work with key stakeholders in the area of educational assessment.
Ensure compliance with accreditation requirements.
Lead strategic planning for the use of simulation in health sciences education including developing a strategic vision for simulation.
Oversee a team of simulation professionals in the simulation center, fostering teamwork, innovation, and customer service.
Facilitate research and scholarly activity in simulation including design, implementation, analysis, assessment, and dissemination of educational research in simulation education.
Work with outside organizations who are interested in using the 1 Health Simulation Center for their educational activities including development of a business model for its use.
Seek funding opportunities to support innovation and scholarship in the area of simulation.
Actively engage, through participation and leadership, in organizations such as the Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN), Society for Simulation in Health Care, and the Minnesota Simulation for Health Care Education Partnership (MnSHEP).
Represent the academic health sciences community at the national and campus levels on policy issues relating to simulation.
1.0 FTE position with .8 FTE dedicated to Executive Director role. 12-month annually-renewable contract faculty appointment.
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
Credentials for appointment to a faculty position at the University of Minnesota.
Terminal degree required but can be from any health sciences profession or in education.
Expertise in health science simulation with a national and/or international reputation as a leader in the simulation field including scholarship in the area of simulation.
At least 5 years of experience in health sciences inter-professional education and/or assessment.
A record of success and progressive responsibility and leadership in simulation.
Research experience in simulation including publication and presentation of scholarly work and a track record as an investigator or subject matter expert in grant-funded activities.
Strong track record demonstrating effective leadership skills, flexibility, and excellent organizational and managerial abilities.
Strong collaborative and consultative skills.
Effective, persuasive communicator
Experience collaborating with hospitals and clinics to create and promote interprofessional clinical training opportunities in the true clinical settings.
Experience in structuring academic affiliation agreements in support of clinical training.
Successful track record of identifying new clinical training site opportunities for students, both by discipline and across disciplines.
Reflective approach to practice
Teamwork and collaboration
Ability to embrace risk
Wanting to make a difference
Being entrepreneurial and ready to jump on ideas
Internal Number: 331255
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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