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Health Sciences Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor - Anatomic Pathology

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 26th, 2018
Last review date: May 18th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 25th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, is seeking a Health Sciences Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor - Anatomic Pathology.

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience

QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking outstanding Veterinary Anatomic Pathologists (DVM/VMD degree or equivalent). Board certification in the American College of Veterinary Pathology or European College of Veterinary Pathology is required. Post-residency clinical experience and competence in anatomic pathology service (necropsy and biopsy) is required. Demonstrated aptitude/experience in residency teaching and clinical instruction of veterinary students is required. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere, and strong or potential accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Clinical: The position includes an 80% clinical commitment to the Anatomic Pathology Service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The individual will be responsible for directing, instructing and supervising veterinary students and residents; providing diagnostic services; and advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients.

Teaching: Responsibilities include: 1) primarily clinical teaching in the VMTH anatomic pathology service, 2) participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH, and 3) opportunities to teach in the DVM professional curriculum.

Professional Competence: Advance the discipline within the VMTH, as well as locally and nationally, through participation and leadership in providing high quality diagnostic service. Establish reputation for clinical excellence and promote the VMTH through consultations with referring veterinarians and continuing education.

Creative Scholarship: Faculty are expected to advance the discipline through creative scholarship which is typically derived directly from clinical activities and evaluated in the context of a heavy clinical commitment. Contributions to creative scholarship may include publication of scholarly work that advances the discipline (scholarly activity may focus on collaborative and clinical research studies and mentoring residents in clinical research projects); contributions to professional continuing education; clinical curriculum or training development; contributions to clinical service or program administration, enhanced clinical care, and community outreach.

Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations and/or continuing education is required, especially within the anatomic pathology service. Participation in the department’s mentoring program for junior faculty is expected.

The city of Davis has a population of 65,000 and is situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. The University’s student population is approximately 32,000. 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 April 20, 2018; 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) curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three to four references (addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses); and 4) 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,

Questions should be referred to: Dr. Dori Borjesson, Department Chair, Attn: Linda Potoski,; Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California One Shields Avenue, 4219 VM3A, 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. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany a faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast- or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

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UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The use of smokeless tobacco products and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Letter of Intent - Please outline your special interest in this position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

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