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Assistant Adjunct Professor, Tissue Imaging Technologies

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 8th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Jul 22, 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: Tuesday, Dec 31, 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.


Assistant Adjunct Professor, Tissue Imaging Technologies
UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine at UC Davis is recruiting for a full-time scientist in the adjunct assistant professor series to develop a thematic research program focusing on imaging in optical microscopy and applications in histology.

Specific areas of interest are development of novel imaging tools, including but not limited to the following: fluorescence spectral and fluorescence lifetime imaging applied to H&E slides or non-sectioned tissues; computational methods for image analysis including color and spectral deconvolution; and quantitative analysis with an emphasis on stromal element detection. Development of non-destructive microscopy tools for rapid imaging of tissue biopsies is of great importance. A premium will be placed on strong mathematical skills and expertise in designing and fabricating novel optomechanical instrumentation, along with accompanying control software. Familiarity with biology, pathobiology and clinical histology is highly desirable.

The successful candidates will have a strong record of research accomplishments, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of biophysics imaging and pathology. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to educational activities of the department including teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or the equivalent in Biophysics, Biochemistry, or a closely related field, and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in research. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. by July 1, 2019.

In addition, candidates also must demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. A successful candidate likely will have participated in, contributed to, or created such programs. A successful candidate also will have served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives.

Active extramural research funding is highly desirable. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, a demonstrated commitment to diversity including a record of successful mentorship of students and others, and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and technical staff. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

For full consideration, applications must be received by 7/22/19; however, the position will be open until filled, but no later than December 31, 2019. Qualified applicants should apply at Please submit the following documents in pdf version: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Cover letter; (3) Statement of teaching experience; (4) Statement of Research experience and interests; (5) Statement of contributions to diversity; (6) List of names and contact information for at least three references.

The UC Davis School of Medicine is part of the UC Davis Health System, which is also comprised of the UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network. UCDHS has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion; UC Davis is an established leader in the use of telecommunications and information technology to advance health. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the SOM among the top 50 medical schools in the nation.
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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.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)