The University of Delaware School of Nursing seeks an outstanding leader for its next Simulation Center Director. It is preferred the Director will be a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor, to join an award-winning faculty at a time of growth and expansion for the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Nursing or related field, an active research program in simulation, and at least 3 years’ experience in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating, and customizing simulation programs. Responsibilities include developing and leading an interprofessional simulation educational program that integrates high and low fidelity clinical simulation with health care theater for graduate and undergraduate students, and ensuring best practices in all instructional and operational aspects of the center including directing faculty and staff. Designing and implementing an innovative, simulation research agenda is a key aspect of this role, working collaboratively to advance the science of simulation. Opening in August 2018 is a state of the art interprofessional simulation space offering expanded opportunities for innovative programs of education and research. All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity.


The School of Nursing (http://www.udel.edu/nursing/) is a thriving academic unit of 36 faculty, approximately 725 undergraduate students and 180 graduate students. The Nurse Managed Primary Care Center (NMPCC), offering occupational and employee health and primary care to the community, is located in a brand new, spacious, state-of-the-art facility in the Health Sciences Complex on the University’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) campus. The NMPCC has established collaborations to integrate primary care with mental health services in order to meet the needs of the community and state. The NMPCC also offers a telehealth Parkinson’s Clinic and has an interdisciplinary approach to innovative and evidence-based healthcare. See http://www.udel.edu/nmhc/ for more information.


Ranked fifth, nationally, among the best places to study the health professions by College Factual, the College of Health Sciences is a thriving academic unit of over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 130 faculty with outstanding research and teaching facilities. The College has recently opened an exciting new 100,000 sq. ft. clinical research facility and will occupy 7 floors in an adjacent 10-story tower opening in fall 2018. The College also includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Physical Therapy. With annual research expenditures of approximately $26 million, the college currently houses a number of large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and DoD. The college boasts strong research teams in the areas of cardiovascular health, neurological disorders, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as rehabilitation science and concussion. There are also numerous collaborative linkages with our clinical partners.


With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities. The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

Application Process

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (letter of interest, comprehensive curriculum vitae, and names of at least five references) to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University of Delaware. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. The Search Committee prefers that all nominations and applications be submitted to the search firm prior to March 30, 2018.

Jacob C. Anderson, Principal
Parker Executive Search
(770) 804-1996 x 111

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

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