Oregon Health & Science University

School of Nursing Simulation Faculty

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
School of Nursing - Portland Campus
Salary Range
Posting Pay: $71,179 - $116,701 dependent on rank & FTE; rank is commensurate with education and experience and in alignment with internal equity. Mid-career professionals should expect to be placed at or near the mid-point.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

This position acts as simulation faculty for the undergraduate program in the School of Nursing. Delegated accountability for coordinating, developing, implementing, and evaluating simulation learning experiences for the assigned campus and programs.


Faculty participate fully in the teaching mission of the School of Nursing; specific activities and responsibilities are based on rank. Faculty can expect to be hired at the ranks of Lecturer through Assistant Professor, though may be hired at a higher rank with extensive academic experience. Ranks are based on education and experience. Faculty members are also expected to participate in service to the school, including student advising.


Faculty ranks are as follows: 

Lecturer (BSN or equivalent): $71,179 - $78,899

Instructor (MSN or equivalent): $79,588 - $92,280

Assistant Professor (MSN/DNP or equivalent): $85,508 - $116,701

Function/Duties of Position

Clinical Activities (not related to teaching or research):

  • Plans and supervises student lab and clinical experiences or practice based on teaching assignments.

Scholarly Activities (research/writing, abstracts, grant-supported work, presentations, etc.):

  • Participates in scholarly activities based on faculty rank.
    • At the Assistant Professor rank or higher, faculty in the practice mission demonstrates proficiency in clinical expertise and engages in inquiry and scholarship that contributes to clinical practice.
    • At the Assistant Professor rank or higher, faculty in the research mission advance a research program, prepare grants and seek funding, and engage with other missions to foster inquiry within the SON.

Education Activities (include types of teaching and types of students taught):

  • Prepares the program, faculty, and staff to meet best practice standards, including the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice.
  • Partners with faculty to design, implement, facilitate, and evaluate simulation-based learning experiences which adhere to evidence-based best practices for simulation and meet the curricular requirements for novice to advanced learners.
  • Uses evidence-based frameworks to design, implement, evaluate, and the simulation curriculum.

Service Activities:

  • These activities could include faculty meetings, workgroup membership, professional training, and other duties as assigned by the Program or Academic Director.
  • Participates in faculty governance; additional engagement based on rank.

Administrative Activities:

  • As negotiated.

Other Activities:

  • The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor to further the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach, and public service. Simulation-specific activities will include the following:
    • Maintains primary accountability for managing, facilitating, and debriefing activities for the simulation lab, including mentoring faculty to facilitate and debrief simulation activities effectively.
    • Coordinates with the simulation associate (simulation operations specialist) on the operation and maintenance of high, mid, and low-fidelity simulation equipment, audio-visual equipment, learning center software, and computer equipment.
    • Monitors and evaluates simulation needs and provides recommendations on addressing identified equipment, supply, or technology gaps.
    • Facilitates training on new equipment, technology, and other materials for faculty, staff, and learners.
    • Maintains professional proficiency as a simulationist through such activities as continuing education programs, conferences, workshops, seminars, and academic courses.
    • Participates in or guides quality improvement initiatives for simulation program improvement.
    • Maintains a standardized patient (SP) program following the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) best practice guidelines (for campuses with an SP program).
    • May be accountable for coordinating, aligning, and evaluating simulation activities across courses and programs.

Required Qualifications

Education (Degree dependent on academic program type and rank of position.):

  • Master's degree in nursing, OR
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing, AND
  • A Master's, OR
  • Doctoral degree in a related field with relevant teaching and nursing experience related to the teaching assignment.

Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses (Current licensure & certifications could be required depending on position and academic program.):

  • Oregon RN license
  • BLS certification from the American Heart Association (AHA)

Experience (Experience-dependent on academic program type and rank of position.):

  • Three (3) years of clinical practice experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses (Current licensure & certifications could be required depending on position and academic program.):

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) or a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS), or certification-eligible for either, is preferred.

Experience (Experience-dependent on academic program type and rank of position.):

  • Teaching experience at the baccalaureate level or higher is preferred.
  • Experience working in simulation is preferred, though consideration will be given to an experienced educator who has not worked in simulation.

Additional Details

As one of Portland’s largest and premier employers, OHSU is committed to providing comprehensive, affordable, and customizable benefits for our employees. OHSU’s medical plans offer comprehensive coverage with access to the best physicians and hospitals, including the award-winning care we provide at OHSU. Most full-time employees do not pay any amount for employee-only coverage for medical, dental, and vision coverage. Our total rewards package includes 26 days of PTO*, 9 paid holidays*, employee discount programs and options for tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, and retirement plans in addition to many other benefits. Most faculty positions are eligible for relocation assistance.


*Prorated based on FTE.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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