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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS: Faculty Position - Tumor Oncologist

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 24th, 2018
Last review date: August 23rd, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 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 Neurological Surgery at the University of California, Davis is seeking applicants to fill a faculty position at the rank of the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level in one of the following series: Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Professor in-residence or Ladder Rank series - depending upon credentials. Successful candidates will have the foundation, preparation and vision to pursue a productive career in academic neurosurgery. This will entail clinical expertise, research, teaching, and university and public service. This person should be capable of leading a multidisciplinary neuro- oncology team in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Basic Qualifications:
Must possess MD, MD-PhD, or equivalent degree
ABNS or AOA-NS board certified/eligible
Previous teaching experience
Maintain active neurosurgical clinical practice
Conduct clinical and/or basic science research
Candidates must possess the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment that fosters team science and multidisciplinary patient care. All candidates must have or be able to obtain a California medical license.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional research and/or clinical fellowship training in neuro-oncology is highly desirable. A track record of productive scientific investigation evident in peer-reviewed publications and successful competition for extramural support of laboratory/translational/clinical research is highly valued.

Located in Sacramento, the University of California Davis Medical Center is the only academic hospital in inland Norther California, serving a catchment area that exceeds 6.5 million people. The hospital includes a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, a Children’s Hospital recognized as an American College of Surgeons level One Trauma Center and Verified Children’s Surgery Center. Sacramento is centrally located near the San Francisco bay area, the Napa Valley region, and Lake Tahoe. The region has an ideal Mediterranean climate and is one of the top sunniest cities in the U.S. As the capitol of California, it has one of the most diverse populations in the nation.

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 finalists for tenured positions. 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 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 with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

For full consideration, applications must be received by August 6, 2018; the position will remain open until filled. Qualified candidates should apply online at and provide the following: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae (PDF), contact information for 3 references, the Statement of Contributions to Diversity and a signed authorization to release information form.

For additional information:
Kia Shahlaie, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


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