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Instructor or Lecturer (Simulation), College of Nursing

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The Opportunity

The Department of Nursing Practice in the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two full-time, 12-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer positions to primarily teach the simulation portion of clinical courses for the undergraduate nursing program (instructor or lecturer), the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program (lecturer only), and the Nurse Practitioner Certificate programs (lecturer only). The positions will be primarily located on the UCF Orlando main campus and will require travel to the regional campuses. The anticipated start date is Spring 2023. 

The selected candidates will work collaboratively with nursing colleagues and colleagues from other disciplines, maintain clinical practice competence, remain actively involved in professional organizations, maintain scholarship in their field, and actively seek opportunities for and participate in College of Nursing faculty governance.

Responsibilities and expectations include:

  • Teaching the simulation portion of clinical and lab courses in the undergraduate nursing program (instructor or lecturer), and the DNP program and Nurse Practitioner Certificate programs (lecturer only). Applicants will be provided the appropriate training and mentorship to teach using simulation pedagogy.  

  • Have up to 70% of their time teaching in simulation.

  • Teaching the laboratory and direct clinical care portion of nursing courses in the undergraduate nursing program (instructor or lecturer), and the DNP program and Nurse Practitioner Certificate programs (lecturer only) based on area of expertise.  

  • Teaching didactic nursing courses in the undergraduate (instructor or lecturer) and DNP and Nurse Practitioner Certificate programs (lecturer) as qualified and when needed.

  • Creating, updating, and validating simulation cases, assisting in lab schedules, as well as open lab days.

  • If not currently a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator® (CHSE®), will apply to become certified after two (2) years of simulation experience at the College of Nursing.

  • Local travel to other campuses may be required (e.g., Daytona and Cocoa campuses).

  • Work some evenings and occasional weekends is required. 

  • Other duties include student advisement and mentorship; precepting graduate students in simulation-based pedagogy (lecturer only); participating in planning, organizing, and developing curriculum for the nursing programs; service to college and university committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution by date of hire (instructor), or a doctorate in Nursing from an accredited institution by date of hire (lecturer).

  • Unencumbered current RN licensure in Florida and multistate by the date of hire.

  • Active Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate degree in nursing from an accredited institution by date of hire. 

  • Unencumbered current APRN licensure in Florida. 

  • Recent inpatient or outpatient clinical nursing experience (within past two or three years).

  • Recent clinical experience as Nurse Practitioner (within past 1 year). 

  • National certification as Nurse Practitioner. 

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator® (CHSE®).

  • At least one year of experience teaching in simulation labs.

  • Recent undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience (within past two years).

  • Recent experience in teaching using online platforms.

  • Demonstrated commitment to student success and excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. 

  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate instructional technologies in the classroom and/or simulated settings.

  • Demonstrated scholarship (e.g., publications, national presentations) and active participation in community and/or professional health and nursing organizations.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/ .  In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Questions regarding this search may be directed toDr. Michele Butts, Search Committee Chair, at michele.butts@ucf.edu .

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring immigration sponsorship, including but not limited to non-immigrant visas, such as H1B, STEM, or F1, now and in the future.

Local travel to other UCF campuses may be required (e.g., Daytona and Cocoa campuses).

Work some evenings and occasional weekends is required.

Job Close Date:

Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled ’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/ )

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger , and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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