Assistant/Associate Professor (Executive Director or Assistant Dean of Simulation)

Assistant/Associate Professor (Executive Director or Assistant Dean of Simulation)



The faculty & staff of Columbia University School of Nursing welcome you to a tradition of excellence in nursing education, clinical practice & research that spans more than a century. We represent the very best in quality & innovation within an academic environment. Our focus is on building evidence for effective practice and translating that evidence-based knowledge to practice & policy environments.

Located in New York City, Columbia University offers rich opportunities with an infrastructure that provides the foundation for scholarly success. Columbia Nursing is a close-knit & collaborative team that partners on research, education & clinical experiences, and shares a vision for the future of healthcare in this country. We are internationally known & clinically unrivaled with recognition for excellence in research & curricular advancements as part of one of the world’s most renowned medical centers. Our faculty thrive in our new state-of-the-art building that includes a two-story simulation center. A career with Columbia Nursing has never been so inviting!

Columbia School of Nursing invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Simulation. The successful candidate will lead our state-of-the-art simulation center, guiding the integration of simulation-based education with clinical nursing education. The Executive Director will oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of simulation scenarios, ensuring they meet educational objectives and accreditation standards. 

Columbia University offers a competitive salary & outstanding benefits package. 



Key Responsibilities: 

- Provide visionary leadership and strategic direction for the simulation program.

- Ensure the simulation curriculum is integrated with clinical experiences and aligns with current best practices in simulation pedagogy.

- Develop and implement policies and procedures that ensure efficient operation of the simulation center.

- Manage the simulation center budget, including equipment procurement and maintenance.

- Lead a team of simulation professionals, including hiring, training, and professional development.

- Collaborate with faculty to design, implement, and evaluate simulation scenarios and debriefing sessions.

- Collaborate with the simulation technology manager to ensure the simulation center has the most up-to-date and state-of-the-art simulation equipment, including mannequins, AV systems, and computer software.

- Foster interprofessional simulation initiatives across the health sciences disciplines.

- Represent the simulation program within the university and at national and international forums.

- Pursue research opportunities in simulation-based education and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals.

- Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and contribute to accreditation review processes.

- Engage with internal and external stakeholders to develop collaborative partnerships and implement effective programming and seek opportunities for external funding and partnerships.


- Doctorate in Nursing or related field

- Current licensure as a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner in the state of New York.

- A minimum of 3 years of leadership in a clinical simulation environment working within an academic institution or healthcare institution working with clinical disciplines (nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and/or other health-related fields, etc.).

- Minimum of 5 years of experience in clinical nursing practice.

- Leadership experience including staff management, budgeting, and operations.

- Evidence of scholarship in simulation-based education, including publications and presentations.

- Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills.

- Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and external partners.

- Knowledge of simulation accreditation standards.


- Certification from the Society of Simulation for Healthcare as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE); CHSE-A preferred.

- Knowledge of SSH Accreditation criteria and demonstrated history of successful SSH Accreditation.

Application Instructions

Assistant Professor- $105,000 - $135,000 

Associate Professor- $136,000 - $160,000


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Columbia University In the city of New York

No deadline
Location: United States of America, New York
Categories: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Health Science, Medicine, Nursing science, pharmacy,


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