Arizona State University

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Simulation Educational Specialist

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $42,419.00 - $60,000.00 Annually

Job Description

Simulation Educational Specialist

Arizona State University

College of Health Solutions

Campus: Downtown Phoenix


Job Description

The Simulation Educational Specialist supports the mission, values and goals of the College of Health Solutions and will work collaboratively with the leadership, faculty, and staff to ensure evidence-based clinical standards and simulation best practices are reflected in all simulation activities. This position will provide curricular and assessment guidance for educational activities related to simulation and liaise with external partners/publishers for all simulation/virtual reality opportunities. This position will report to the Simulation Laboratory Operations Manager.

The College of Health Solutions is committed to creating a positive culture of inclusion, wellness, and employee engagement. We exemplify this through our Staff Success Hub, whose Council membership is open to all CHS staff. The Council gives staff a voice in decision-making at the college level and reflects the college leadership’s commitment to attracting, developing, and retaining the best, most diverse talent in a safe and inclusive environment.


Salary Range

$42,419 - $60,000 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Collaborate with the simulation center leadership committee and individual faculty to design, plan and implement simulations using standardized patients and vendor supplied virtual/augmented reality software.
  • Program cases/scenarios to be used for high fidelity simulation and test them to ensure performance meets educational needs and goals.
  • Work with faculty to integrate various simulation learning strategies into the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
  • Support the collection of assessment data to evaluate the effectiveness of simulations in meeting educational objectives.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, innovation and development of initiatives for the integration of simulation in clinical education and curriculum.
  • Coordinate training for all users of the simulation laboratory including faculty, students and staff.
  • Support scheduling of simulation participants including faculty and/or moderators, students, and standardized patients (if needed).
  • Work collaboratively with the Simulation Operations Manager to ensure the labs are properly maintained and operated. 
  • Support set up and take down simulation laboratory equipment – allowing for rapid turnover of simulation lab set up as necessary.
  • Maintain currency in simulation education through the review of relevant journals, abstracts, and scientific literature in existing and emerging simulation technologies.
  • Participate in inter-professional collaboration with other schools, departments, colleges, outside agencies, and universities related to simulation activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years of instructional or subject work experience; OR, Eight years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master's Degree in Learning/Instructional Design or Educational Technology or Education.
  • Experience in simulation Recent experience in educational technology and learning resources.(3 years)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lead and coordinate principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching principles, practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of educational and training resources.
  • Experience in teaching applications. 
  • Evidence of effective communication, administrative and supervisory skills.
  • Experience with the Canvas learning management system.
  • Experience with direct faculty consultation.
  • Experience in designing, developing, and delivering workshops and training.
  • Experience in designing and developing training materials, including job aids, online tutorials, and other multimedia materials.
  • Experience working with external/corporate partners.
  • Evidence of: License/Certification/Registration Requirements: Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) preferred. Commitment to obtain CHSE within two (2) years of hire date.

Working Environment

  • Deliver presentations.
  • Supervise staff.
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting.
  • Ability to clearly communicate.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Use office equipment, i.e. printers, copiers, fax machines, telephones, calculator.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, may include/subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Use of software/computer equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Use critical thinking to make decisions and/or analyze and report data/results of tests conducted.

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market.

Flexible work options:

This position is NOT eligible for Hybrid work; candidate is required to be on-site. 

Department Statement

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) is dedicated to translating scientific advances into practical interventions to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. CHS research programs encompass basic, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. CHS takes an interdisciplinary approach to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. The college is highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented with an organizational structure that includes translational teams, affinity networks and academic programs to improve the health of people and communities. 

The current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix. 

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ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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