Clinical Assistant Professor – Lab


Position Title

Clinical Assistant Professor – LAB


Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

This is a 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position assigned to the  STAR and Skills Lab to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary team-based environment within the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, overseeing the use of the STAR Center and Lazzara Skills Lab by undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Deliver high level teaching and learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Participate in interdisciplinary teaching experiences, operation of human patient simulators (HPS) and Standardized Patient’s for Jacksonville University Keigwin School of Nursing programs. 

Essential Job Duties

  • Collaborate, revise and deliver simulation learning experiences for graduate and undergraduate nursing students.   
  • Instruct inter-disciplinary faculty in the operation of simulation equipment, an overview of simulation and best practice, development of simulation scenarios, and delivery of simulation activities.    
  • Supervise student workers and volunteers.  
  • Maintain and inventory equipment, materials, supplies based on anticipated needs and allocated budgets for the Simulation Center.  
  • Collaborate with university-wide and BRCHS disciplines to develop and implement simulation learning experiences in the Simulation Center.  
  • Serve as a liaison to vendors to troubleshoot technical issues and solicit training and assistance. Maintain relationships with vendors.  
  • Establish, implement and monitor procedures for the use of equipment, supplies, materials, and other items used.  
  • Oversee the general cleanliness and security of the laboratory. Appropriately dispose of hazardous materials. Ensure the lab meets all OSHA standards and maintains appropriate documentation.  
  • Serve as liaison for student training and troubleshooting with the virtual and electronic learning systems (ie: EMR system) in the Simulation Center as needed.  
  • Facilitate faculty development in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the new courses, scenarios, simulation tools, and other educational initiatives to promote and measure student learning outcomes. 
  • Integrate and teach EB practice, QSEN, current medical errors, practice, and safety mandates into simulation practice scenarios in the lab setting.   
  • Simulation set-up and development of case scenarios for simulation appropriate for various levels of the program.  
  • Collaborate and coordinate faculty to promote infuse simulation throughout the curriculum. 
  • Evaluate students' learning and skill acquisition and integrate guided reflection into post-simulation debriefings. 
  • Facilitate and implement teaching scenario/learning situations of nursing skills, simulations, and debriefing sessions. 
  • Collect data on the effectiveness of simulation on student learning, critical thinking, and clinical decision making. 
  • Serve on Keigwin School of Nursing Undergraduate committee. 
  • Facilitate available resources for students with study skills, priority setting, and test-taking skills, including NCLEX-RN test-taking strategies and time/stress management. 
  • Remain current with developments in the field of simulation technology and learning theory. 
  • Maintain records of all simulation activities in an electronic database format. 
  • Participate in professional development and attend professional meetings. 
  • Attend regularly scheduled JU Keigwin School of Nursing general faculty meetings and activities. 
  • Participate in recruitment and public relation activities of the Keigwin School of Nursing. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoors except when traveling between campus buildings or being off-campus 
  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines 
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens 
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone 
  • Able to lift and turn objects up to 90 lbs. without physical restrictions.

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  •  MSN in Nursing, Doctoral preferred

Minimum Work Experience and Preferred Qualifications 

  • Unencumbered Florida RN license 
  • Instruct, professionally communicate, and demonstrate nursing skills techniques to nursing students. 
  • Self-directed, have computer proficiency that includes the knowledge necessary to develop case scenarios and simulations.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  
  • Ability to evaluate nursing students in the teaching/learning lab environment.  
  • Knowledge of effective teaching techniques and curriculum development. 
  • Skill in facilitating the development of student problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to design effective learning activities for students. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff. 
  • Role model professionalism and maintain professional skills lab environment for students.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a letter of interest emphasizing experience and potential, a curriculum vitae, Jacksonville University faculty application and background check authorization, three letters of reference, and unofficial transcripts via email to