The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks master’s degree or doctorally prepared psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners to join the faculty as part-time or full-time clinician educators and serve in a unique role providing both clinical care and clinical teaching activities.

Part- or full-time positions at the assistant, associate and full professor 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 a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Practice locations include UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis department and primary care network clinics, Sacramento County clinics, local FQHCs and other clinical sites.


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 and 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 web page.

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


A master’s degree or doctoral degree (e.g. DNP, EdD, PhD) is required at the time of application. The candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Certification as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  2. Graduate of a nationally accredited nurse practitioner program with active FNP certification
  3. Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of California as applicable
  4. Listed as a Psych/Mental Health Nurse (PMH) on the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
  5. Possess DEA certification or be eligible for certification as applicable
  6. Possess BCLS (CPR) certification
  7. Eligible for allied health professional credentialing

Successful candidates provide clinical services in a local community setting. The clinical placements may be at UC Davis Health or in an external community setting. This role includes direct patient care and precepting graduate nurse practitioner and physician assistant students from the School of Nursing. This includes overseeing procedures, providing feedback and assisting with training. The candidate serves as a member of the School of Nursing faculty. In this role, the incumbent serves as the instructor of record for psychiatric-mental health courses and provides mentoring and professional guidance to students. These clinician educators are also involved in scholarly activity and committee service commensurate with this position.


All candidates must submit a cover letter describing how they will complement the mission and vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, a statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a statement of teaching philosophy. One complete set of teaching evaluations is optional.

Applicants should apply online at the UC Davis Recruit website.

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.