Healthy Aging in a Digital World faculty
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 one full-time academic position at the assistant, associate or full professor rank in the regular series (tenure-track).
In 2017, UC Davis launched the Healthy Aging in the Digital World Institute with a vision to bring person-centered choice through technology and connectedness to older adults and people living with multiple chronic conditions as well as their care partners. The institute will advance health care delivery to include models that support the goals of individuals while also creating better networks of care.
The goals of the institute are to:
- Improve the capacity for older adults to live well and thrive in their homes through enabling technology and personalized care
- Support care partners by enabling technology to successfully foster wellness in the community
- Tailor care to achieve the greatest outcome for people who have chronic illness
- Create and generate evidence-based guidance that informs industry and bridges developing technology with real-life home health needs
- Provide innovative training opportunities for health care practitioners who can partner with patients and their care partners in ways that recognize their expertise
The candidate will be a member of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty and also a founding faculty member within the Healthy Aging in a Digital World Institute. Faculty from diverse areas of scholarship are involved in the Healthy Aging in a Digital World, including nursing, medicine, informatics, engineering, visualization, computer science, health economics, sociology and human-centered design.
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:
- Conduct significant and innovative research in the areas that advance the goals of the Healthy Aging in a Digital World Institute. Specifically, the candidate should have scholarship related to the health and health care delivery issues experienced by older adults (across care settings) or issues related to aging and technology
- Contribute to the development and prestige of the School of Nursing through collaborative research leadership, including mentoring and support of student scholarship and research
- Teaching within the School of Nursing educational portfolio commensurate with regular series (tenure-track) positions
- Develop new and collaborative research that draws on the strengths of the School of Nursing, UC Davis Health, the Family Caregiving Institute, other UC Davis graduate programs and research initiatives, or UC-wide initiatives
- Successfully secure extramural funding
- Engage in service and professional activities, including committee—appointments within the school, the university and at the local, state, regional and national levels
- Disseminate knowledge through publications as well as participate and present at interdisciplinary and interprofessional education and scientific meetings
- Serve as a contributing member of the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group
A doctoral degree (Ph.D. required) conferred by June 30, 2018, with experience in research and education related to the School of Nursing and Healthy Aging in a Digital World Institute is required. A nurse scientist is strongly preferred. Successful candidates must possess 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.
- Scholarship and professional interests synergistic with the Healthy Aging in a Digital World Institute. The candidate should have scholarship related to the health and healthcare delivery issues experienced by older adults (across care settings) and/or issues related to aging and technology
- 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 strongly 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.
Each qualified applicant is required to submit: (1) a cover letter explaining how your work interests are synergistic with both the institute and the school (2) a curriculum vitae (3) names and contact information for three references (4) teaching evaluations (two complete sets) (5) a statement of contribution to advance a diverse and inclusive community and (6) a statement of future research plans regarding healthy aging and technology. A teaching statement is optional.
For questions or inquiries, please contact Lisa Reevesman via email at HSfirstname.lastname@example.org referencing ##JPF01984 or via regular mail to Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, Administrative Support Building 2450 48th Street #2855, Sacramento, CA 95817.