The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing seeks innovative physician assistant educators to join the faculty of the physician assistant master’s-degree program at this time of expansion and growth. The faculty have the unique opportunity to participate in the development of high-impact and interprofessional educational programs.

Two full-time academic positions at the assistant rank in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor non-tenure series are available in Sacramento, California. Faculty in this series play a key role in the further development of the interdisciplinary and interprofessional curricula for the physician assistant and nurse practitioner master’s-degree programs. Appointees to this series are expected to engage in teaching, clinical care activities, dissemination of scholarship and provide university and public service.

Successful candidates should provide evidence of high-caliber performance in classroom and/or clinical instruction and student mentoring. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and success in promoting the education of students from under-represented groups is preferred.

The Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program prepares graduates to deliver care as physician assistants. In alignment with the school's vision to advance health, a primary goal of the physician assistant program is to improve the availability of culturally relevant primary care to underserved populations and educate clinicians to deliver care as a member of a health care team.


All candidates must possess physician assistant certification and possess or be eligible for certification in the state of California. The minimum academic requirement is a master’s degree. A doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DHSc, etc) in a health-related field is preferred. Applicants must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

Preference given to candidates with a focus in primary care.

Each candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of a nationally accredited physician assistant program
  • Possess national certification as physician assistant
  • Eligible for allied-staff privileges

 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 

A qualified applicant should submit a curriculum vitae, names of three references and a statement of interest describing personal ideologies in physician assistant education and how they complement the mission and vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Click here to submit applications:

For questions or inquiries, please contact Lisa Reevesman via email at referencing #JPF01602, or via regular mail to Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, Administrative Support Building 2450 48th Street #2855, Sacramento, CA 95817.

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