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Professional Opportunities

Professional Opportunities in Gerontological Nursing

Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of California, Davis

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis recruits up to three postdoctoral scholars each spring for the Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. 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 are especially sought.

The fellowship program is sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in recognition of the school’s founding dean, Heather M. Young, and her career-long commitment to promote healthy aging. The fellowship was created to further advance the school’s ongoing healthy aging research and prepare future faculty to teach and continue research in healthy aging.

All fellowships are for one year with possible renewal for a second year. 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.

Visit the school’s website for more details. 

Multiple Tenure-Track or Tenured Positions Now Available

University of California, Davis

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks multiple tenure- or tenure-track faculty at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. The school also invites applications from research teams of two or more faculty with productive, collaborative research programs.

We seek applications from candidates with productive programs of science and commitment to scholarship that aligns with the School of Nursing mission and research priorities:

- healthy aging and family caregiving across the life span

- health equity, social justice and health promotion in diverse populations

- healthy systems and enabling technologies

We invite applications from scholars with research programs that intersect with more than one of these areas.

In addition to conducting research, successful candidates teach in one or more of the school’s four programs: Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, Physician Assistant Master of Health Services, Doctor of Nursing Practice—Family Nurse Practitioner and the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy programs. The school especially seeks candidates with experience teaching qualitative research methods or health informatics.

For more information

If you are interested in more information, please send an email with your questions to Stephanie Lagala at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please review the full position description, which provides guidance on the application requirements and recommendations to strengthen your application at

Reynolds 2023 Doctoral Scholarship Award

University of Oklahoma

The Reynolds Center of Geriatric Excellence, Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center announces $150,000 PhD Scholarships for full-time PhD study in Nursing, with a focus in adult and older adult healthcare. The Scholarship offers up to three years of support with a value of $50,000 per year for tuition and fees, conference travel and a monthly living stipend. The PhD Program is online providing strong individual mentorship with visits to campus for intensives. For more information, visit the following website below or contact Dr. Denise Short at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 405-271-2428

Graduate Gerontology Healthcare Certificate

University of Texas at Arlington
Gerontology Scholarships

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has a new graduate gerontology healthcare certificate available, which combines your hands-on experience with our first-class education. Learn new skills, enhance your expertise and take your career to the next level while providing seniors specialized care they deserve.

The certificate program offers a curriculum designed to enhance your skills when working with older adults, their families and/or caregivers. GHC prepares you for the future, one where it is predicted adults 65 and over will represent 20 percent of the population by 2030.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more before applying, please contact Dr. Kathryn Daniel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.