Assistant/Associate Professor in Microbiology (tenure track appointment)
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine
Location: Davis, California
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: Dependent on qualifications
Internal Number: JPF05081
QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking an outstanding research-focused microbiologist with a demonstrated research interest in veterinary bacteriology/mycology. Our faculty provide a strong, collegial core to support investigation of infectious agents and disease in animals and humans. Our departmental research focuses on the mechanisms by which diseases develop at the organismal, cellular, and molecular levels. We have overlapping and collaborative research strengths in both the interactions of microbes with their hosts and the host response to infection. A PhD or equivalent is required. Topics of specific interest include but are not limited to: antimicrobial resistance, the microbiome, microbial ecology, bacterial pathogenesis, metagenomics and the development of cutting-edge techniques to detect or examine the pathogenesis of bacterial or fungal infections. The School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) embraces the One Health concept and offers many opportunities for collaboration on projects that span animal, human, and ecosystem health. Candidates are expected to develop a funded research program. Experience in basic, translational and/or collaborative research in areas that integrate well with the research strengths in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and related groups at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), the SVM, and broadly on the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) campus is required. Aptitude/experience in teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to innovative teaching methods and to the training of veterinary or other biomedical scientists is preferred.
The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial and collaborative team atmosphere, and strong commitment to contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion. UC Davis is committed to collegiality, kindness, and supporting a diverse community of scholars with an emphasis on recruiting scholars who will make a significant contribution to diversity through the advancement of underrepresented people in science.
In addition to an independently funded research program, the candidate is expected to balance scholarship with teaching, clinical, and service activities. The distribution of effort toward each activity is unique, and optimized for each of our faculty.
Research: Development of a creative and productive research program in relevant fields of interest is a fundamental requirement of the position, as is publication of results in high quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals. The successful applicant is expected to obtain extramural funding and to direct research programs with opportunities for involvement of graduate students, professional students, and/or post-doctoral scholars.
Teaching: Teaching responsibilities include participation in lectures, discussions, laboratories, and other learning activities in the DVM professional curriculum, graduate academic programs (PhD, MS, MPVM), and/or undergraduate courses.
Clinical: Collaboration with the VMTH is supported by a 10% diagnostic effort assignment in the Microbiology Laboratory at the VMTH.
Service: The University of California has a system of shared governance. Active participation in committees, professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate outlets is required.
Faculty members in the SVM at UC Davis have opportunities to synergize with research groups within the School of Medicine, the VMTH (including the Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials), the One Health Institute, the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures, the California National Primate Research Center, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Equine Health and the Center for Companion Animal Health, among others. The University faculty are internationally known for their distinguished academic achievements. UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities in research funding. The city of Davis has a population of 70,000 and is situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. The University’s student population is approximately 40,000. The campus lies adjacent to the city of Davis, 14 miles west of Sacramento, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to multiple world-class research and academic institutions providing additional collaborative opportunities.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by 9/15/2022;position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience, and career goals; 2) a curriculum vitae (10 pages maximum); 3) a statement summarizing the applicant’s research program/or interest; 4) a statement of didactic teaching philosophy; 5) names of four references (including addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses); 6) a reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf; and 7) a statement summarizing their experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity. Application materials should be submitted by using the University’s online submission program at, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05081
Room 4206: VM3A, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616
The University of California, Davis and the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor, step 4, 5, or 6 or Academic Senate positions eligible for tenure or security of employment. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for an assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions at the Academic Senate Assistant Professor, step 4, 5, or 6 level or with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine is a nationally top-ranked academic medical center based in Davis, California with a school, hospital, specialty clinics, research centers and institutes, and other operations throughout the state and the world.
We serve California through premier educational, research, clinical and public service programs to advance the health of animals and people, and the environment we share. We also safeguard the health of livestock, dairy and poultry—critical to California's robust agricultural economy.
Our One Health approach encompasses captive and free-ranging wildlife, companion animals, exotic animals, birds, aquatic mammals, and fish. Our researchers are at the forefront of discoveries that translate to improved care for humans as well as animals.