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Molecular Neuroscience Faculty Search

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 17th, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 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: Monday, Sep 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.


The Center for Neuroscience (CNS) and the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (MMG) in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level to begin July 1, 2019 or later. Candidates must possess a PhD. or M.D. degree. Applicants using genetic and genomic approaches to understand brain function and dysfunction are encouraged to apply. Candidates combining bioinformatics with wet bench approaches in animal model and/or human studies are encouraged to apply. The appointee is expected to have an active research program, a strong commitment to high quality teaching, the potential to attract extramural funding, and excellent potential for interactions/collaborations with existing faculty at the CNS and in MMG. The applicant’s accomplishments in innovative research and commitments to teaching should demonstrate their potential to develop into the future leaders of their fields. We welcome a broad spectrum of applicants, spanning diverse systems and approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in undergraduate and graduate programs, and should be committed to mentoring and fostering diversity. Candidates will be expected to develop a strong dynamic independent research program and to share our commitment to scholarly undergraduate and graduate education. We prefer applicants with postdoctoral training.

Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of current and projected research, summary of teaching interests and experience, statement of contributions to diversity, and three publications. Applicants should also provide the information requested for three referees. All materials must be received by October 30, 2018, to be assured full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.

In compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, the College of Biological Sciences will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap, medical condition, or against disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam era. This position will be located in the Center for Neuroscience (CNS).

UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting diversity in STEM faculty, with emphasis on Hispanic Women/Latinas ( Several UC Davis ADVANCE initiatives, such as the Center for Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS), in addition to Work-Life programs offered by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs are working together to make UC Davis a model for inclusivity and collegiality for all academic faculty, staff and students.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited 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.
UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.
The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and dean’s offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty.

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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.

  • Reprint/Preprint #1

  • Reprint/Preprint #2

  • Reprint/Preprint #3 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required