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University of Massachusetts Amherst Lecturer A U of M (Simulation Lab Tutor) in Amherst, Massachusetts

Lecturer A U of M (Simulation Lab Tutor)

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Work type:Faculty Full Time

Location:UMass Amherst

Department:Dean - College of Nursing


Categories:College of Nursing, Lecturer

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally-ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

The Nursing Lab and Simulation Tutor will work with nursing faculty and students in our Springfield Center to promote opportunities for educational development and growth. This position reports directly to the Director of Clinical Resources and Simulation for the Nursing Clinical Simulation Laboratory (NCSL) when performing duties related to the teaching, tutoring, training, or lab prep in the NCSL. Primary teaching responsibilities will be teaching in the Nursing Clinical Simulation Laboratory. The Nursing Lab and Simulation Tutor will collaborate with faculty in conducting simulation scenarios and debriefing sessions. The Nursing Lab and Simulation Tutor will be working with academic leadership in the College of Nursing to provide short-term and long-range comprehensive strategic and operational planning in support of the simulation laboratories. The Nursing Lab and Simulation Tutor will be actively involved in the academic program and curriculum committee meetings for the integration of simulation experiences in meeting course and program objectives.

Essential Functions

  • Provide simulation education experiences to students.

  • Teach faculty how to use simulation technologies and how to conduct and debrief effectively

  • Possess technological competence in health care equipment, electronic documentation, computer skills, Microsoft Office, and presentation technology

  • Demonstrate expertise in the provision of skills training, remediation, or tutoring one-on-one or in small groups

  • Collaborate with faculty to identify needs and in developing and implementing creative laboratory learning environments

  • Hold open labs during unscheduled student class/lab hours

  • Perform other job-related duties, including assisting with set-up and break-down of lab activities, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, preferred BS in Nursing and enrolled in a Master’s program or holds a Master’s degree

  • Massachusetts RN license is required by time of appointment and must be maintained in good standing

  • Possess a minimum of five (5) years of full-time experience within the last eight (8) years and evidence of clinical competence in the area of clinical instruction (A Master's degree may be substituted for two (2) years of full-time experience).

  • Ability to maintain nursing practice and academic expertise appropriate to teaching responsibilities [244 CMR 6.04(2)(b)(5)]

  • Ability to communicate effectively with undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff both orally and in writing

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to use an online teaching platform and basic IT applications

  • Good organizational skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • National certification in the clinical area

  • National certification as Nurse Educator

  • Experience as a nursing faculty within the past 2-3 years

Additional Details

  • Must maintain professional development in specialty area and pedagogy annually

  • Participation in the Annual Faculty Reporting process is required

Work Schedule

  • Faculty will work a 12-month contract (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters)

  • This appointment may include a teaching assignment, credits commensurate with rank.

  • Full-time 12-month position requiring flexible hours

  • May include some evenings and weekends

  • An office will be assigned in either the Amherst or Springfield location. Office accommodations and equipment will be provided.

Salary Information

  • Salary commensurate with education, experience, and certifications.

  • Commuting travel on regular workdays, to either Amherst or Springfield campus, is not an expense reimbursable by the University. Parking at a secondary office location is reimbursable if an annual parking pass is purchased for the first location.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit CV and Cover Letter by February 15, 2021, to ensure priority consideration. The position may remain open until filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to, and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised:Dec 11 2020Eastern Standard Time

Applications close:Mar 31 2021Eastern Daylight Time