Job Overview

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a  tenure-track nursing instructor to fill the role of Simulation Lab coordinator and Instructor in our Clark College Nursing Program,  fall 2014. This position would report to the Director of Nursing to develop and facilitate innovative educational clinical simulation experiences using clinical simulators and multimedia equipment.


 The Clark College Nursing Programis accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and serves approximately 288 students per quarter (Fall/Winter/Spring). The program admits and graduates students three times per year. The Nursing Program is known for its excellence in the use of technology within the curriculum and is home to a state of the art simulation lab. The program offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree and has an articulation agreement with WSU to facilitate students continuing for their BSN.


Simulation Lab Coordinator Responsibilities/50%

  • Monitors and controls daily operations, oversees simulation training schedules, and runs simulation training scenarios.
  • Maintains laboratory policies, procedures, and budgets.
  • Serves as planner, developer, consultant, and coordinator for the Simulation Lab with the Director of Nursing.
  • Partners with nursing faculty in the development of laboratory learning experiences and curriculum.
  • Provides technology innovation and application to human patient simulation computer systems and supporting technology.
  • Performs data analysis to evaluate simulation learning success/satisfaction; laboratory usage; budgetary requirements.
  • Allocates equipment and supplies used in simulation training sessions, works with vendors to resolve problems with products and/or services, manages vendor selection and is involved in the use of technology ranging from low fidelity to extreme high fidelity human simulators.
  • Supervises the Simulation Lab instructors and technology support staff.
  • Seeks additional funding sources such as grants and community partnerships.

Teaching Responsibilities/50%

Teaching duties may include assigned course nursing content in a 2 to 3-hour classroom, online or hybrid course setting each week as well as teaching 8-10 students in the skills lab 1-2 days each week. Course management duties include maintaining a syllabus and modules online using a learning management system, assisting with the computerized online testing system (Canvas), participating in faculty meetings, assuming committee assignments as deemed appropriate by the department, advising 20-24 nursing students, and maintaining regular office hours.


General Faculty Responsibilities

  • Instruct classes utilizing techniques and knowledge of the discipline that facilitate student learning.
  • Advise and assist students in educational and career development.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners.
  • Pursue professional development.
  • Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Nursing; OR Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with concurrent enrollment in a Master’s in nursing program.
  • Three full-time equivalent years of registered nursing experience.
  • Excellent communication skills-oral/written.
  • Experience in the utilization of high-fidelity patient simulators.
  • Experience in running simulation scenarios, utilizing computer technology.
  • RN license in both Oregon and Washington (or the ability to obtain).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Professional-technical certification requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical nursing experience in medical surgical nursing and/or community based healthcare services.
  • ACLS certified.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the community college.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student learning.
  • Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques – including the use of technology – that enhance student success.
  • Willingness to participate in a variety of departmental and campus activities.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse student population including people of all ages from academically, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with curriculum and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
  • Willingness to take a leadership role in areas of educational and professional expertise.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team in demanding college environment.


Salary Statement

Starting salary is $49,773. Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $67,544. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.



Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current resume
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application
  1. Describe your teaching philosophy.
  2. Describe strategies you have used to ensure your teaching is effective and students are succeeding.
  3. What have you done or would you like to do to increase educational outreach to ethnically and culturally diverse students? 
  4. Describe any special interest areas you have within your discipline. How do you keep current within your field of academic interest?



Please apply online at



To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.



Application Deadline: Open until filled with preference given to applications received by April 25, 2014.


Condition of employment:

Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.


Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities.


Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director for Equity and Diversity, Baird Administrative Building, (360) 992-2355.

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