The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks visionary researchers and educators to join the faculty at the school. This current recruitment is for up to two, full-time academic positions at the assistant, associate or full professor rank in the regular series (tenure-track).

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was established in March 2009 through a $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the nation's largest grant for nursing education. The school admitted its first classes for the Master of Science — Leadership and Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership degree programs in fall 2010. In 2013, the School of Nursing added the Master of Science –- Nurse Practitioner and Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies programs. A fifth program, which prepares new nurses — the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing — opened in summer 2016. All five programs are led by the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group, an interprofessional team of more than 55 faculty members from disciplines including nursing, medicine, health informatics, nutrition, biostatistics, pharmacy, sociology, psychology, and public health.

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

  1. 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
  2. Enhance the capacity of family caregivers to thrive while enacting their vital role safely and effectively
  3. 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 philanthropic support that will support the full scope of the institute.

UC Davis is one of the nation’s top public research universities and is part of the world’s preeminent public university system. UC Davis Health is located on a modern, 140-acre campus in Sacramento, California. The Sacramento campus is home to the School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the UC Davis Medical Center (including a level-I trauma center and burn unit, and a full range of outpatient services), a fully-accredited children’s hospital, and a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

The campus also includes the new Betty Irene Moore Hall (opening in fall 2017), an award-winning health sciences education center and library, the Center for Health and Technology, the NIH-funded Clinical Translational Science Center, the Center for Reducing Health Disparities and dozens of other clinical, educational and research centers. Other related initiatives include the Latino Aging Research Resource Center, the Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Healthy Aging in a Digital World.

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.


As a ladder-rank faculty member, the successful applicant is expected to engage in research and other scholarly activities, teaching, as well as university and public service. This includes:

  1. Conduct significant, innovative and high-impact research in the areas of health care innovation as it relates to the goals of the Family Care Institute
  2. Contribute to the development and prestige of the School of Nursing through collaborative research leadership, including mentoring and support of student scholarship and research
  3. Develop new and collaborative research that draws on the strengths of the School of Nursing, UC Davis Health, other UC Davis graduate programs and research initiatives, and/or UC-wide initiatives
  4. Successfully secure extramural funding
  5. Engage in service and professional activities, including committee appointments at the local, state, regional and national levels
  6. Disseminate knowledge through publications as well as participate and present at interdisciplinary and interprofessional education and scientific meetings
  7. Serve as a member of the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group

A primary objective for the school’s faculty is to provide a competency-based education program that is anchored by five key curricular elements: leadership development, interprofessional and interdisciplinary education, transformative research, cultural inclusiveness and innovative technology. For more information on current degree offerings, please refer to the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing website at

A doctoral degree (Ph.D. expected) with experience in research and education related to the School of Nursing and Family Caregiving Institute is required. Successful candidates must have the content expertise required to teach within the School of Nursing educational portfolio. 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.

  • Scholarship and professional interests synergistic with the Family Caregiving Institute.
  • Leadership attributes and communication skills to successfully convey the goals of the institute and to nurture and sustain innovative partnerships

A registered nursing license or eligible for nursing licensure in the state of California is preferred. Postdoctoral training or equivalent academic experience is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate previous engagement in service and professional activities including committee appointments at the local, state, regional and national levels that is commensurate with rank. The School of Nursing values atypical and innovative partnerships and successful candidates will have experience navigating such relationships.


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, and partners effectively to provide community resources that assure quality care across the continuum. The school is seeking candidates with scholarship that supports this vision including (but not limited to): transdisciplinary research to discover and validate the evidence for effective and innovative approaches, community-based interventions that engage family caregivers and health teams to improve quality and safety outcomes, and interventions that emphasize multicultural approaches and the use of enabling technology to optimize care.

Submit: Each qualified applicant should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae (2) three references (3) a statement of teaching; (4) teaching evaluations (two complete sets) (5) a statement of contribution to advance a diverse and inclusive community (6) a statement of future research plans regarding family caregiving. Please include how your work and interests are synergistic with both the institute and the school.

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