About the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks to transform health care through nursing education and research. Through nursing leadership, the school advances health, improves quality of care and health outcomes, and informs health policy. Individuals interested in promoting a visionary and innovative program are encouraged to join a team of dedicated individuals who work to understand what people want to lead healthy lives, identify tools to enable them to manage their health and design systems that empower them to accomplish individualized health goals. The School of Nursing is part of UC Davis Health, an integrated, academic health system encompassing UC Davis School of Medicine, the 619-bed-acute-care hospital and clinical services of UC Davis Medical Center and the 800-member physician group known as the UC Davis Medical Group.

Healthy Aging in a Digital World Institute faculty
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing seeks innovative faculty to join the school as founding faculty for the Healthy Aging in a Digital World Institute. The school specifically seeks candidates with scholarship and interest related to health and the delivery of care as experienced by older adults across care settings as well as issues related to aging and technology. Click here for more »

Family nurse practitioner faculty
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing seeks family nurse practitioner faculty to serve as instructors of record for the family nurse practitioner program as well as the prelicensure Master’s Entry Program in Nursing. Click here for more »

Part-time clinical instructor

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing seeks part-time clinical instructors to teach clinical rotations for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing. Clinical instruction takes place in various hospitals and community agencies in the region that meet the Board of Registered Nursing requirements. Click here for more »

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UC Davis has a long history of integrating clinical preceptorship with classroom education. The School of Nursing welcomes inquiries from potential preceptors in community settings who are interested in taking part in the education of physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Sites can be rural or urban located anywhere throughout California. Potential preceptors may contact the school directly to obtain a preceptor application or learn more. School of Nursing representatives evaluate and make decisions on the approval of all clinical sites. For more information, click here.

Volunteer clinical faculty
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis values volunteer clinical faculty as important partners in education. These individuals play a significant role in the mission to transform health care through nursing education, research and leadership. Volunteer clinical faculty are community volunteers who teach and precept School of Nursing students in various health-care and community settings. The appointment constitutes a valuable way to utilize a volunteer’s interest on a part-time, non-salaried, voluntary basis in the areas of teaching, system-change research and clinical expertise. For more information, click here.

Family Caregiving Institute postdoctoral scholar
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks one full-time, visionary postdoctoral scholar to join the founding team of the Family Caregiving Institute, which launched at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis in April 2017 with a $5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Dedicated to the well-being of those who care for others, the postdoctoral scholar in family caregiving supports the institute’s vision to discover and disseminate knowledge to improve systems of support for caregivers. The successful candidate has scholarship in the area of caregiving that might include (but is 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, or interventions that emphasize multicultural approaches and the use of enabling technology to optimize care. Based on the successful candidate’s area of scholarship, he or she will be paired with an institute faculty member as a mentor.

The Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis builds upon the foundation laid by the school’s current scholarship in the area of family caregiving, examining the effectiveness of programs and designing interventions to support them. Another goal of the institute is to augment abilities of health care professionals to better partner with and support family caregivers. Researchers will work to develop tools and resources for practicing health professionals to equip them to be more effective in anticipating and meeting the needs of caregivers. The institute is led by Director Terri Harvath, an internationally recognized expert in gerontological nursing and nursing education and executive associate dean for the School of Nursing, and Co-Directors Heather M. Young, founding dean and aging expert, and Ladson Hinton, a geriatric psychiatrist and expert in dementia-related illness and caregiving experience among older adults and their families.

This appointment is designed to provide preparation in the skills necessary to conduct original research in family caregiving, as well as to foster the development of an independent research career.  The research environment is highly collaborative and supportive; applicants should be prepared to work collaboratively both within the Family Caregiving Institute and across the campus and the nation family caregiving community.  Several founding faculty members of the institute are active participants in the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Latino Aging Research Resource Center and the Clinical and Translational Science Center at UC Davis, where they collaborate with diverse, multidisciplinary faculty committed to serving individuals and families affected by cognitive disorders. The postdoctoral scholar will have partnership opportunities with these and other centers within UC Davis.

To be considered for this position, please submit a CV, transcripts and a letter of interest via email to tlcatrondodkins@ucdavis.edu.  In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be emailed in PDF format directly from the recommender.  All application materials are due by 5 p.m. June 30, 2018; however, the position remains open until filled.

Required qualifications
Position requires a doctoral degree in nursing science and a background in health and aging.  Excellent scientific writing skills and publication record are highly desired.

There is two years of funding for this position.  Initial appointment is made for one year with the possibility of reappointment. The salary range is aligned with the National Institutes of Health salary scale and based on experience postdoctoral degree.  Desired start date is February 2018. The scholar will also be awarded $5,000 to support pilot research or travel expenses.

For more information, contact Jennifer Mongoven at (916) 734-7358 or via email at jmmongoven@ucdavis.edu

Administrative director for the Center for Advancing Pain Relief
A collaboration of the nursing and medical schools, the Center for Advancing Pain Relief is built upon the foundational work completed at UC Davis that seeks to redefine the fundamental building blocks of pain education. The center initiated a new, national conversation on the missing elements in health education as a key solution for serious public health problems related to pain. The administrative director is responsible for providing strategic leadership and enacting the vision of the leaders of the UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief, who seek to lead a cultural transformation that advances the understanding of pain.

To see a full description of this position, please visit our human resources page and use reference No. 051825,

Health professions education specialist 2 (course coordinator)
As a member of the education team, the course coordinator partners with the curriculum team members, the faculty and the educational technology team to coordinate curriculum for in-person and online classes. This position provides direct support for required academic and clinical courses in the School of Nursing graduate programs. Specifically, the position works as part of the curriculum team to support the instructors of record, teaching faculty, curriculum manager, academic coordinator and other School of Nursing staff in all aspects of course implementation, development and execution. Tasks include, but are not limited to, prepping and updating learning management system, posting videos, course content and announcements, and prepping syllabi and course content for faculty.

To see a full description of this position, please visit our human resources page and use reference No. 051675.