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Physician Assistant Faculty: Full-time / Part-time Health Sciences Assistant / Associate Clinical Professors

Application Window

Open date: October 15th, 2021

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Dec 8, 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, Jun 30, 2022 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

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks innovative and highly motivated master’s degree or doctorally prepared physician assistants to join the faculty at UC Davis Health in Sacramento, California.

A dynamic team of interprofessional faculty focus on preparing new primary-care providers, including physician assistants and family nurse practitioners, especially for underserved areas. Nearly 60 percent of UC Davis physician assistant graduates work in primary care. Launched with a vision to advance health through leadership, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks physician assistant faculty to collaborate with faculty from multiple disciplines and further this vision to prepare clinicians who deliver care as members of health care teams. Faculty fully participate in the development of the school’s high-impact and interprofessional programs. Physician assistant faculty provide a combination of clinical care and clinical teaching activities, including didactic instruction, clinical skills lab instruction, curriculum development and assessment, and coordination of course activities related to the didactic and clinical phases of the program.

Part-time and full-time, non-tenured positions at the Assistant and Associate rank in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) Series are available at UC Davis Health, which is located on a modern, 140-acre campus in Sacramento, California. The Sacramento campus is home to the School of Nursing, 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 an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Practice locations include UC Davis Health Medical Center, UC Davis department and primary care network clinics, Sacramento County clinics, local FQHCs and other clinical sites.

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include working in collaboration with the program directors and program faculty to ensure quality program curriculum and instruction in the didactic phase of the program. Duties include course management, teaching, skills labs, student advisement, and student formative and summative evaluation. Responsibilities may also include participation in student remediation, test writing and analysis, program admissions, accreditation processes, and program assessment to include serving on committees essential to the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs and school’s functioning.

CLINICAL RESPONSIBLITIES:
This role may include direct patient care and precepting graduate physician assistant students from the School of Nursing. The clinical placements may be at UC Davis Health or in an external community setting. The incumbent mentors students in the clinical setting. This includes overseeing procedures, providing feedback, and assisting with training. Specific roles will vary depending on experience levels and the needs of the School of Nursing.

These faculty will also be involved in scholarly activity and committee service commensurate with this position. Successful part-time candidates will do a pro-rated portion of the activities described above.

CRITERIA:
A candidate for appointment in the HSCP Series shall be evaluated by the following criteria, which shall be appropriately weighted according to the primary emphasis on clinical and clinically-relevant teaching and patient care services and also according to the needs of the school and the individual’s responsibilities in the specific discipline. The four criteria are:

  1. Teaching
  2. Professional competence and activity
  3. Scholarly or creative activity
  4. University and public service

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION:
All individuals in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing are accountable for maintaining and fostering a culture of inclusion, as outlined in the School’s Diversity and Inclusion
webpage at http://health.ucdavis.edu/nursing/diversity_inclusion/diversity_index.html.

All candidates will also be evaluated on their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience. The university offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Applicants should apply online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04484.

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please email: hs-sonfacultyrecruitment@ucdavis.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Basic Qualifications
A Master’s degree or Doctoral degree (e.g., EdD, PhD) is required. The candidate must meet the following qualifications, depending on profession:

  1. Graduate of a nationally accredited physician assistant program with active PA national certification.
  2. Possess D.E.A. certification or be eligible for certification as applicable.
  3. Possess B.L.S. (C.P.R.) certification.
  4. Eligible for allied health professional credentialing.
  5. Candidates must have worked a minimum of three years as a licensed PA.
  6. Must be comfortable in a highly interactive teaching/learning environment that includes collaborative teaching, significant faculty/student interaction, and strong clinical integration.
  7. Must demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

Successful candidates will value the school’s Mission and Core Values, and will support the university’s commitment to community service, equitable care for all, strategic planning, and the intellectual and professional development of all students.

Preferred qualifications

Prior experience teaching in a PA program is desirable and five years working as a licensed PA is preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • One Complete Set of Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04484

Help contact: sdlagala@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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 UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Sacramento, CA