Faculty Director Simulation Training (Academic Affairs)

Job Description

Faculty Director Simulation Training (Academic Affairs)

Job Purpose

Essential to this role is the desire to train a new generation of medical specialist, as well as contribute to world-class research that improves practice while delivering a service to the university, the community and the United Arab Emirates.

The responsibilities of faculty members shall be an appropriate combination of:

  • a) Dissemination of knowledge through undergraduate and / or graduate teaching; and
  • b) Research, scholarly or other creative activities; and
  • c) Academic service

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities

The position calls for a leading authority in "clinical simulation training" with evidence of exceptional academic standing.

Expected to have a made a substantive contribution to their discipline, and can show evidence of innovative curriculum development, a distinguished record of teaching, and proven academic leadership.


  • Manages and directs the implementation of simulation training exercises across the CMHS
  • Assists faculty in developing and executing activities that meet the educational and clinical simulation needs of the CMHS
  • Assists in identifying learning needs addressed through simulation; designing collaborative action plans and outcome evaluations for simulation programs
  • Advises faculty in the design, training, development, and implementation of simulation center activities
  • Assesses the performance and educational content of simulation based programs
  • Facilitates integration of simulation into the medical curriculum
  • Maintains proficiency in existing and emerging quality, safety and simulation technologies, including basic theory, design and implementation
  • Develops schedules for utilization of simulation center resources
  • Participates in task forces and groups charged with improving patient care or safety issues through the use of Simulation
  • Identifies and assists in the procurement of equipment, supplies and potential space to meet the needs of the simulation program
  • Monitors the consistency and quality of assessment and examination based simulation.
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the fields of Simulation
  • Promotes an appropriate climate for creativity, collaboration, inquiry, and diversity
  • Maintains good working relationships; approaches conflict resolution in a constructive manner; helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians and employees. Discuss patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places
  • Collaborates with institutional and external groups to identify resources and other sources of support the center
  • Other duties as assigned

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities:

  • Engage in scholarly or creative activities in their area of expertise and makes results available for critical peer review.
  • Deliver papers or make presentations at professional association meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Participate in panels at regional and international meetings of professional organizations.

Academic Service:

  • Contribute to departmental, or University-wide working groups or committees as requested.
  • Serve on the CMHS Curriculum Committee
  • Contribute to student recruitment, retention and placement efforts.
  • Foster service by contributing to the community at large in participatory, developmental or advisory capacity.
  • Support and participate in student organization activities.
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly.
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Appropriately supervise direct reports, including course coordinators and simulation specialists.


Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

  • A degree in medicine (PhD, MD or MBBS)
  • Experience supervising employees.
  • Certified as an Instructor in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
  • Demonstrable experience in teaching and mentorship in the discipline at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Demonstrable abilities to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary and collegial team, well developed interpersonal skis and the ability to provide leadership and take the initiative.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience AND experience in teaching at a level that is relevant to the position and would have made contributions to research and/or scholarship and/or teaching and administrative services of an organizational unit (e.g. a centre, department).

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (recruitmentteam@ku.ac.ae).

Primary Location: Abu Dhabi UAE
Job: Director
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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