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Editor in Chief – Simulation in Healthcare JOURNAL

SSH is pleased to announce an exciting leadership opportunity at Simulation in Healthcare as our current Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Mark W. Scerbo, steps down from this position in 2024 after eight years of distinguished service. The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) is now soliciting nominations, including self-nominations, for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Simulation in Healthcare. This pivotal role offers a unique chance to head the leading journal in healthcare simulation, which is renowned for its global contributions to simulation-based research and practice. See Full Description




This role is more than a position; it's an opportunity to significantly impact the field of healthcare simulation internationally. We invite individuals driven by a commitment to excellence and innovation in simulation research and scholarship to apply, as we aim to continue to shape the future of healthcare simulation education and practice worldwide.


- Term:  The EIC is appointed by the SSH Board of Directors for a term of 5 years, renewable by the Board.

- Honorarium: The SSH pays an annual honorarium to the EIC; the amount is dependent upon the experience and qualifications of the candidate EIC. Additional support and resources will also be available to assist the Editor-in-Chief in managing the editorial staff and enhancing support for authors.

- Start Date:  The EIC is expected to take office in the Fall of 2024.

- Time Commitment:  The time commitment required of the EIC is variable and will depend on the experience of the individual, but has typically required a 25-30% effort. 




- Advanced Education and Training: Candidates must have a terminal degree (PhD, MD, DNP, EdD, or equivalent)

- Alignment with Journal's Mission and Scope: Candidates must have academic interests and expertise that align with the journal's mission, which encompasses all areas of applications and research in healthcare simulation, and have a demonstrated passion for contributing to the journal’s goals and objectives.

- Expertise in Healthcare Simulation: Substantive experience and expertise in healthcare simulation and healthcare simulation research are required. Candidates should be well-versed in current trends, methodologies, and best practices in healthcare simulation scholarship, and have demonstrated a positive impact on healthcare simulation practice.

- Publication Record: A substantial track record of scholarly work and publication in reputable peer-reviewed, indexed healthcare simulation and clinical or other relevant specialty journals is necessary. The candidate’s scholarship should reflect a deep understanding of the subject matter and relevant methodologies, as well as a commitment to advancing the field.

- Editorial Experience: Substantial previous experience in journal-manuscript editorial decision-making as an editor, associate editor, and reviewer, as well as familiarity with the editorial process including peer review, manuscript selection, and publication ethics for a healthcare simulation journal, is required.

- Reputation and Standing in the Field: Preferably, candidates will have basic, clinical, methodological, and/or translational science training, significant experience as a healthcare simulation practitioner,  and be respected and recognized by their peers in the healthcare simulation community. A reputation for fairness, impartiality, and academic integrity is required.

- Proficiency with English Language: The candidates must demonstrate excellent skills in scholarly writing and editing in English as this is the official language of the journal.

- Leadership and Management Skills: Strong leadership and management skills are required to oversee the editorial process, manage the Editorial Board, and make strategic decisions to enhance the journal’s visibility, standards, and impact.

- Diplomacy and Communication Skills: Candidates must possess the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively, practice active listening, and employ diplomacy, especially when making challenging decisions that may not be universally popular.

- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in editorial decision-making, article content, and journal policy is essential.

- Networking Abilities: An established professional network within the healthcare simulation community and related fields is highly preferred.  The ability to attract high-quality submissions, reviewers, and contributors, as well as foster collaborations and partnerships to enhance the journal’s reach and influence is critical to success in this role.

- SSH Service: It is preferable for the candidate to have a history of involvement with or service to the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.




For full consideration, candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and one published writing sample by June 14, 2024.  As part of the letter of interest, evidence of external endorsement, specifically institutional commitment of protected time, is strongly encouraged if applicable. Please submit all requested documentation in one email to Jennifer Manos at and include EiC Candidate in the subject line. Questions may be directed to Jennifer Manos, MBA, MSN, RN, Executive Director, Society for Simulation in Healthcare..