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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Veterinary Toxicology (tenure track)

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 30th, 2018
Last review date: Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.


We are seeking outstanding Veterinary Toxicologists with a PhD and advanced training in toxicology for a faculty position in One Environmental Health. Postdoctoral or equivalent experience preferred. DVM/VMD degree or equivalent with board eligibility in veterinary toxicology preferred. Candidates are required to demonstrate the potential for developing a strong extramurally funded research program and must demonstrate a record of scholarship. Enthusiasm for research that integrates well with research strengths in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and related University programs, including the One Health Institute ( is required. Current research strengths in the Department include mechanisms of toxicology, biomarkers of exposure and disease, gene by environment interactions in complex disease states, metabolism, and nutrition. Aptitude/experience in teaching veterinary toxicology in professional and graduate courses is desired.

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. UC Davis is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars with an emphasis on recruiting scholars who will make a significant contribution to diversity through the advancement of Hispanic Women/Latinas and other underrepresented minority populations in science. Qualified candidates may also be considered for the CAMPOS Faculty Scholars program (

Teaching: 1) teaching students in the DVM and graduate academic curriculum; and 2) mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Opportunities for clinical teaching and service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH, and on-line undergraduate teaching are available. A demonstrated commitment to innovative teaching methods and to the training of veterinary or other biomedical scientists is preferred.
Research: Development of a creative and productive research program in field(s) relevant to One Environmental Health is a fundamental requirement of the position, including research publications in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate is expected to obtain funding and direct research programs involving professional students, residents, graduate students and/or postdoctoral scholars.
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. The department has a mentoring program in place and participation in the program is required. Opportunities exist for providing leadership for the BioAnalytical Research Core (, a departmental recharge center that provides support for pharmacology/toxicology studies at preclinical and clinical stages of development.

Faculty members in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis have opportunities to synergize with research groups in the School of Medicine, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (including the Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials), the Center for Comparative Medicine, the One Health Institute, the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAFHS), the Primate Center, and the Sacramento Division of the California Poison Control System, 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 School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked 1st worldwide. The city of Davis has a population of 68,000 and is situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. The University’s student population is approximately 35,000. 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.

To receive the fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2019; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit: (1) letter of intent outlining interest in the position, overall qualifications, experience and career goals; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement; (4) teaching statement; (5) names and contact information of three to four references; (6) a statement summarizing their experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity, and (7.) Authorization to Release Information Form. Application materials should be submitted by using the University’s online submission program at

Questions should be referred to: Dr. Pamela Lein, Professor and Chair,
Department of Molecular Bioscience
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis, CA 95616
Phone (530) 752-6285; Fax (530) 752-7690

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Molecular Bioscience, 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.

At UC Davis, a Work Life program has been in place since January 2003. A group of Faculty Advisors for Work Life was established in 2007 to help publicize and inform the faculty about the programs, policies, and resources associated with work life/life changes. This group of advisors represents various academic units (colleges, schools, divisions) on the campus. The following summarizes the programs and updated UC policy.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty, Cooperative Extension Specialists, and in a few instances, members of the Senior Management Group.

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. To support this commitment, UC Davis will conduct a pilot program for the 2018-19 hiring year to conduct reference checks on final candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment. The current faculty hiring process solicits information regarding candidates’ qualifications through outside letters. The pilot reference check program will enable UC Davis to obtain and review information about candidates’ conduct in their previous appointments that may be important to the appointment decision. The reference checks do not involve any process for criminal background checks, which are covered by other University policies.

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Davis, CA


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