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.
Many School of Nursing volunteer clinical faculty are nurses, but experts from many other fields are also eligible, including social work, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine and law, among others. Generally, an advanced degree is required, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching. Other skills may include policy expertise, significant public service, community leadership and collaborative research. Based on experience, volunteer clinical faculty are appointed at the assistant, associate or full clinical professor levels.
Appointees must contribute significantly to Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing programs and their appointments should reflect important and even unique service to the university. The appointments are not used for political or honorary purposes. Similarly, reappointments and promotions should reflect continued university service. Appointees in this series must contribute annually by participating in teaching, research, committees, training or faculty development activities.
Volunteer clinical faculty appointments receive no university compensation. For an individual who is employed by the university, or who holds a salaried, clinical appointment paid by a UC Davis affiliated site, a concurrent Without Salary Appointment (WOS) must be made in the health sciences clinical professor series, (See APM 278, UCD APM 278).
What School of Nursing needs are filled by volunteer clinical faculty appointees?
- Teaching on or off-site: Before applying as a volunteer clinical faculty member, candidates must serve as a preceptor with the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing for at least one year.
- Research: Provide collaborative expertise and consultation to School-of-Nursing-sponsored research projects and programs.
- Service: All service to UC Davis Health System and the School of Nursing counts toward the annual hourly minimum. This includes administrative duties, teaching, clinical activities, student mentoring, etc.
Types of appointments:
- Preceptor/clinical instructor, volunteer series – Minimum of 20 hours of UC Davis Health System or School of Nursing service per academic year. Teach on or off-site.
- Assistant, associate, clinical professor, volunteer series – Minimum of 50 volunteer hours of UC Davis Health System or School of Nursing service per academic year.
UC Davis benefits as a volunteer clinical faculty member:
- Collaboration with graduate students
- UC Davis identification badge
- Library privileges, including remote access to more than 20,000 online books, more than 50,000 online journals and other database resources
- Select bookstore discounts
- Campus activities and recreation center discounts
- Email account
- Eligible for parking permit
Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, teaching evaluations and a primary verification of licenses and certifications to practice in your field to firstname.lastname@example.org
Preceptors and clinical training
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.