The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks one doctorally prepared faculty at the assistant, associate or full professor rank (nurse practitioner preferred) to serve as the Educational Program Lead for the Family Caregiving Institute. All School of Nursing faculty also serve as Instructors of Record for various courses within the school’s portfolio.

The candidate will be a member of the School of Nursing faculty and also a founding faculty member within the Family Caregiving Institute, which has a vision to support health and well-being for persons with chronic and serious illnesses as well as their family and caregivers, with a particular emphasis on older adults. The goals of the institute are to:

  • Discover and disseminate knowledge needed to improve systems that support the capacity of family caregivers to advance health and well-being for older adults with serious illness and for themselves
  • Enhance the capacity of family caregivers to thrive while enacting their vital role safely and effectively
  • Augment the capacity of health care professionals to deliver person- and family-centered care by partnering effectively with family caregivers.

A grant awarded to UC Davis in April 2017 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation provides launch funding to strengthen family caregiving and positions the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and its partners for federal, foundation and philanthropy support that will support the full scope of the institute.

The School of Nursing features an interprofessional faculty with scholars in many disciplines including nursing science, medicine, sociology, psychology, informatics and health policy. The school seeks scholars in nursing or complementary fields.

Expectations

The successful candidate will be appointed in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series and is expected to engage in the teaching aspects of clinical care in the growing School of Nursing programs, scholarly activities and university and public service.

A primary objective for the school’s educational faculty is to provide a competency-based education program in family care that is anchored by five key curricular elements: leadership development, interprofessional and interdisciplinary education, transformative research, cultural inclusiveness and innovative technology. Successful candidates must have the content expertise required to teach within the School of Nursing educational portfolio. For more information on current degree offerings, please refer to the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing website at http://nursing.ucdavis.edu.

Experience in education program design related to Family Caregiving is required. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree from an accredited program (Ph.D., DNP, Ed.D., etc.) or expect to receive a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field by September 30, 2017.

Candidates must also demonstrate:

  • the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment
  • clinical competence in health care settings
  • proficiency in the teaching of students and teaching experience in an academic or clinical setting
  • excellent communication skills to effectively work with students, staff, faculty, patients and other professional colleagues as a collaborative interdisciplinary team member
  • ability to adhere to university policies and procedures

Candidates must have scholarship and professional interests synergistic with the Family Caregiving Institute, as well as leadership attributes and communication skills to successfully implement the goals of the Family Caregiving Institute and to nurture and sustain innovative partnerships.

A nurse practitioner license or eligibility for licensure in the state of California is preferred. The School of Nursing values atypical and innovative partnerships and successful candidates will have experience navigating such relationships.

Specialization

The vision for the Family Caregiving Institute is to support person- and family-centered care in the community. This, in turn, implies a health care system that recognizes the role that families play in health care delivery. The school seeks candidates with experience that supports this vision including (but not limited to): transdisciplinary scholarship to discover and validate the evidence for effective and innovative approaches, educational focus that engage family caregivers and health teams to improve quality and safety outcomes, and pedagogy that emphasizes multicultural approaches and the use of enabling technology to optimize care.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

The mission of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is to cultivate academic excellence through immersive, interprofessional education and research in partnership with the communities it serves. Faculty, staff and students discover and disseminate knowledge to advance health, improve quality of care and shape policy.

Requirements

  • Documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Statement of interest describing personal ideologies in nursing education and how they complement the mission and vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • References
    • 3 references required (contact information only)

For full position description and to apply, visit https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01545.