Health Sciences Assistant or Associate Clinical Professors

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing seeks innovative and highly motivated master’s-degree or doctorally prepared nurse practitioners and physician assistants to join the faculty as clinician educators and serve in a unique role providing both clinical care and clinical teaching activities, including didactic sessions and clinical skills lab, along with curriculum development, student assessments and coordination of course activities related to the didactic and clinical phases of the program.

This search is open to all specialties of nurse practitioners and physician assistants. While all nurse practitioners and physician assistants are welcome and encouraged to apply, the school is particularly interested in those with specialties in women's health, mental health or pediatrics.

Part- and full-time 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

Clinician educators may spend 20-50% of their time in teaching. 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 responsibilities

Successful full-time candidates provide clinical services approximately 50-80% of their time. The clinical placements may be at UC Davis Health or in an external community setting or in a new, School of Nursing Nurse-Led Mobile Clinic launching in 2023. This role includes direct patient care and precepting graduate nurse practitioner and physician assistant students from the School of Nursing. The incumbent mentors students in the clinical setting. This includes overseeing procedures, providing feedback, and assisting with training. Specific roles vary depending on experience levels and the needs of the School of Nursing. These clinician educators are also involved in scholarly activity and committee service commensurate with this position. Successful part-time candidates will do a prorated portion of the activities described above.


A candidate for appointment in the HSCP Series shall be evaluated by the following criteria, which is 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 and inclusion

All candidates are evaluated on their contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Successful candidates will value the school's mission and core values and support the university's commitment to community service, equitable care for all, strategic planning and the intellectual and professional development of all students.


A master’s degree or doctoral degree (e.g. D.N.P., Ph.D.) is required.  The candidate must meet the following qualifications, depending on profession:

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


Applicants should apply online at the UC Davis Recruit website.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience. The university offers a comprehensive benefits package. A reasonable salary estimate for an assistant clinical professor rank is (base) $106,900 + (other components as negotiated) and the reasonable salary estimate for an associate clinical professor rank is (base) $133,300 + (other components as negotiated). Other components of pay may be offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications and experience.

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please email

UC Davis is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students.