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.

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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.

Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellowship

Expected start date September 2019
Open date: March 1, 2019
Review date: May 17, 2019
Applications received after the review date are considered if the positions were not filled by the initial applicants.

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks scholars for the Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellowship. The school especially seeks scholars with research interests in family caregiving, development of technology to promote healthy aging as well as community-based approaches to improving quality of life and care for older adults. Up to three fellows will be admitted each year (2019-2023) based on alignment with a research mentor and focus. All fellowships are for one year with possible renewal for a second year. The school plans to award 10 fellowships over five years. The fellowship program is sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in recognition of the school’s founding dean, Heather M. Young (2008-2018), and her career-long commitment to healthy aging. The fellowship was created to further advance the school’s ongoing healthy aging research and also prepare future faculty to teach and continue research in healthy aging. Scholars receive an annual salary based on the National Institutes for Health postdoctoral salary scale, University of California benefits and additional support funds for research and professional development.


Scholars are required to have a doctorate in nursing or a related field.  

For the fellowship’s first year, priority is provided to applicants with research interests that align with the 2019-2020 mentors, Dean Emerita and Professor Heather M. Young and Associate Professor Elena O. Siegel. These foci include healthy aging and the interface between individuals, family and health care systems as well as the improvement of the quality and value of long-term care. Successful candidates will be paired with the faculty mentor based on area of focus and interest. Applicants with interests in other areas that align with healthy aging will also be considered.


  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications as related to the priority topics of the fellowship and, if applicable, to the specific mentor focus areas.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity: Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.
  • Two letters of reference

Each qualified applicant should send curriculum vitae, statement of interest in a cover letter, statement of contributions to diversity and two letters of reference to the attention of Kristen Bettega, project manager, at kbettega@ucdavis.edu.

Donor Relations and Special Projects Coordinator
Under the direction of the assistant dean for advancement, the donor relations and special projects coordinator works to implement engagement and stewardship strategies in support of all fundraising priorities, as well as track, monitor and ensure all activities are completed in a timely and professional manner. The coordinator works in close collaboration with the assistant dean, development officers as well as the alumni and external engagement director other staff to manage, track and report on donor engagement and stewardship activities, and also prepare or facilitate briefing, follow-up and other materials in a timely manner. 

To see a full description of this position, please visit our human resources page and use reference No. 055515.

Academic Personnel Analyst
The academic personnel snalyst is the School of Nursing’s technical lead for all academic personnel actions, policies and procedures related to recruitments, appointments, merits and promotions, salary administration, visas and compensation plan. This position functions with a high degree of independence.  

To see a full description of this position, please visit our human resources page and use reference No. 055328.