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

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $115,000 - $125,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.

Application Window

Open date: January 31, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024 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 providers, including physician assistants, especially for underserved areas. Nearly 60 % 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 didactic 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.

The budgeted salary range for this position is $115,000 to $125,000. Assistant or Associate salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. The salary ranges are based on full-time employment and will be prorated for part-time employment.

Full-time and part-time non-tenured positions at the Assistant and Associate rank in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) Series and full-time Clinical X 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 Health department and primary care network clinics, Sacramento County clinics, local FQHCs and other clinical sites.

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 that includes service on committees essential to the physician assistant program and school’s functioning.

A candidate for appointment in the HSCP Series or Clinical X Series shall be evaluated by the following criteria, which shall be appropriately weighted according to the primary emphasis on teaching experience 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

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

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.

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

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

  1. Graduate of a nationally accredited physician assistant program with active PA national certification.
  2. Candidates must have worked a minimum of three years as a licensed PA.
  3. Must be comfortable in a highly interactive teaching/learning environment that includes collaborative teaching, significant faculty/student interaction, and strong clinical integration.
  4. Must demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

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

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • One Complete Set of Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • 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 for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Sacramento, CA