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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Family Caregiving Institute

Application Window

Open date: October 1st, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Jul 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

As part of UC Davis's commitment to hire leading research faculty with demonstrated experience in teaching, research, and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing announces an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor faculty position in the Family Caregiving Institute.

Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging research areas that will fit within our school’s disciplinary focus in family caregiving of older adults, including but not limited to:
• Trajectory of family caregiving of older adults
• Technology in family caregiving of older adults
• Unique needs of family caregiver populations
• Heterogeneity of family caregiving of older adults

Please explore the Family Caregiving Institute website at Please contact the Family Caregiving Institute Director, Dr. Theresa A. Harvath, for additional inquiries. UC Davis Health is making a significant investment in developing a comprehensive program of clinical services for older adults and their family caregivers. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty and staff from the Family Caregiving Institute play a central role in building and designing this program.

As one of the country’s leading R1 and AAU institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with an exceptional potential for and record of research, teaching, service, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self- identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis Health’s strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis Health will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

Qualifications are as follows:

Basic Qualifications
• A PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrollment in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) granting program is required at the time of application. Completion of a PhD is required for appointment.
• A registered nursing license or eligibility for nursing licensure in the State of California is required.

Additional Qualifications
• Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research programs in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Family Caregiving Institute and the potential or evidence to attract extramural funding.
• Excellence in teaching that demonstrates potential or evidence of ability to develop graduate level nursing courses for clinical or non-clinical programs and mentor nursing students.
• Excellence in service that demonstrates potential or evidence of ability to participate as members or chairs of University committees or task forces at the local, state, and national levels.
• Potential or evidence of a strong commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications
• A PhD (or equivalent international degree) in Nursing is preferred.
• Potential or demonstrated evidence in attracting extramural funding in the area of family caregiving of older adults is preferred.

Appointment will be as a fiscal year (12-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate/Full Professor. Participation in school, college, and university service as a member of UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model.

Application Requirements
For fullest consideration, applications must be completed by November 15, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled through September 30, 2021. Application materials should be submitted online at the following link and should include the following documents: curriculum vitae, cover letter, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Statement of Research, and Statement of Teaching, and contact information for 3-6 professional references.

We strongly recommend that all candidates visit our website dedicated to this search for additional information about how their application materials, including their Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will be assessed carefully by the Search Committee in the screening and review process. For questions regarding this process, please contact the Academic Personnel Analyst, Monica Aiello, at

Our Commitment
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. In 2019, over 40% of undergraduate students were first generation, with roughly 30% of students coming from underrepresented minority groups across California (discover more statistics here). Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by faculty who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our recently developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision our new strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the strategic plan at the UC Davis Health System (UCDHS) through Our Path Forward, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. The Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan. The University has taken many steps to uphold these goals and visions, which are outlined through this timeline.

The University
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we have been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100- plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.

The University of California, Davis, has been recognized in the Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings for 2020, ranking 55th among the top ranked universities by reputation. UC Davis was ranked 104th out of 1,000 universities worldwide in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, the largest academic ranking of global universities. UC Davis is ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and 11th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. Forbes Magazine named UC Davis the #1 University in its list of “The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges for Women.” Forbes also ranked UC Davis as 52nd among the Best Employers for Diversity. The university houses four colleges and six professional schools, with 101 graduate programs, and receives over $845 million annually in research funding.

The Davis campus is home to an inclusive group of academically excellent and diverse student population. About 42% of Fall 2019 undergraduates were first generation students, 78% are California residents, 60% are female, and 35% are Receiving Pell Grants. About 56% of incoming undergraduate students are STEM majors. The university welcomes more than 10,000 international student scholars, faculty, and researchers to campus, representing over 140 countries across six continents.

UC Davis is third among top U.S. colleges for "doing the most for the American Dream" for our commitment to economic diversity (College Access Index, New York Times 2017) and is ranked 17th among “best Colleges” as an “affordable school that produces results” (Money Magazine 2016). The university is also ranked 17th in “best colleges for veterans” by US News. UC Davis is making important progress toward our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic- Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.

In a Student Basic Needs study from 2016, the University of California, Office of the President identified that 46% of undergraduate students and 23% of graduate students at UC Davis were food insecure. UC Davis has created the well- respected AggieCompass and The Pantry at the Basic Needs Center to support students.

UC Davis is known for its commitment to the environment, locally, and globally. You can see it in our teaching, research and dedication to equitable sustainability on our own campus. UC Davis acknowledges the land on which we are gathered. For thousands of years, this land has been the home of Patwin people. Today, there are three federally recognized Patwin tribes: Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community, Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation, and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. The Patwin people have remained committed to the stewardship of this land over many centuries. It has been cherished and protected, as elders have instructed the young through generations. We are honored and grateful to be here today on their traditional lands.

The university is ranked third in the world for campus sustainability practices by the 2019 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to keeping a sustainable environment. An example of such initiatives is the Causeway Connection Electric Bus, which was created this year to seamlessly connect the Davis and Sacramento campuses in an environmentally cautious way.

To support UC Davis faculty during a time of COVID-19-related illness, quarantine, or campus closure, UC Davis quickly rolled out Keep Teaching, providing concise, practical resources and strategies for moving part or all of a course online to help you keep teaching. Resources are constantly being developed for faculty to better support our students. For example, the Just In Time Training Guide from the Center for Educational Effectiveness provides current UC Davis resources for supporting a first-generation student population.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a nationally recognized Work-Life Program for Academics that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) and Capital Resource Network (CRN) are services designed to support departments and deans offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited; for full program details please visit the website. For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact Assistant Vice Provost Binnie Singh at

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

UC Davis Health
UC Davis Health is located on a modern, 140-acre campus in Sacramento, California. The Sacramento campus is home to the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis School of Medicine, 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, 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.

UC Davis Medical Center is the top-ranking hospital in the Sacramento area and is also ranked in the top 50 for nine specialty services, including cancer, cardiology, and geriatrics (U.S. News & World Report 2020-21). The medical center was granted Magnet designation, the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). UC Davis Children’s hospital was ranked among the nation’s best in four specialties, including nephrology, neonatology, orthopedics, and urology (U.S. News & World Report 2021-21).

UC Davis Health leaders and researchers are members of the California governor’s Alzheimer’s task force, and the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis helps support millions of people who care for aging family members.

UC Davis Health is working on many initiatives, including developing Aggie Square Innovation Center in Sacramento, fostering a stronger connection between the Davis and Sacramento campuses, with partnerships within the community enhancing the University’s economic impact and pioneering contributions to the region.

UC Davis Health supports family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis Health covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see this website. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting college.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-6 required (contact information only)

Job location

Sacramento, CA