Associate Dean for Research of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Associate Dean for Research of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

University of California, Davis

Sacramento, California


The University of California, Davis and UC Davis Health seek a collaborative, dynamic, and strategic research leader to serve as the next Associate Dean for Research (ADR) of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Nursing, the ADR will provide leadership, vision, and integrity in the shaping of the School of Nursing research policy and training. They will play an integral part in developing the School’s research mission, fostering collaborative relationships and research initiatives across UC Davis Health, the UC Davis Office of Research, and peers in the other UC Davis colleges and schools.


With a mission to integrate the science and humanity of nursing and other health disciplines, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing leads innovative research, education, and practice, preparing leaders who advance health, transform health care, and ignite bold system change locally, nationally, and globally. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, the UC Davis Medical Center, and the UC Davis Medical Group comprise UC Davis Health.


As the region’s only academic health center, UC Davis Health is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care. UC Davis is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with academic and research excellence across a broad array of disciplines, a vibrant health-science enterprise, an outstanding campus community, and a focus on sustainability. UC Davis is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and ranks 10th among public research universities nationwide, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The incoming research leader will be joining at an exciting time when research innovation and collaboration across the university is at an all-time high, with annual external research funding exceeding $1 billion in awards for two consecutive years since 2022. Additionally, new and state-of-the-art research facilities are currently under construction, further enhancing the university's capacity for groundbreaking discoveries.


The incoming ADR will collaboratively create and implement an ambitious research vision for the School's future, playing a key role in shaping and supporting the School's overall mission and goals as a member of the Dean's leadership team. The ideal candidate will possess a background in nursing or other health sciences and demonstrate a proven track record of securing funded research. They should have expertise in promoting and supporting research through diverse funding mechanisms and substantial experience in fostering interdisciplinary collaborations. Additionally, they will excel in mentoring and developing faculty and possess robust knowledge of research administration.


UC Davis has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in the search. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit applications, inquiries, and nominations, please visit:


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