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Assistant or Associate Professor in Fungal Pathogens and Fungal Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 1st, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Oct 10, 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, Jun 30, 2020 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 University of California, Davis, School of Medicine Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is recruiting for a full-time 100% academic position as an Assistant or Associate Professor (In Residence at 50% and 50% regular tenure track). Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Applicants must have active research programs in Fungal Biology and Fungal Pathogens causing human infectious diseases such as Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis). Candidates are expected to have or to establish and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program and to actively participate in the academic and service missions of the University.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or MD degree and at least two years of post-doctoral experience, a research publication and grant funding record in fungal biology and pathogens, the ability to contribute to the education of medical students, undergraduate and graduate students. The criteria for the consideration of Applicants are: (1) a record of excellence in building competitive research program and (2) an ability to effectively communicate as a teacher. The successful candidate will join the UC Davis faculty with highly productive and collaborative research programs in infectious diseases, host-pathogen interactions, mucosal immunology and microbiology.

For applicants at the associate professor level, a strong track record of teaching at the graduate level, extramural funding and published research is required. For applicants at the assistant professor level, a strong record of research publications and potential for obtaining extramural funding are required.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. The University will not offer sponsorship for this position. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 10, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2020. Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, Statement of Teaching, 3 publications, statement of Diversity, completed Authorization Release Form, and 3-5 letters of recommendation online at

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