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Assistant/Associate Professor in Microbiology (tenure track appointment)

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 18th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Nov 15, 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: Friday, Sep 18, 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 department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology in the School of Veterinary Medicine is recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Microbiology. We are seeking an outstanding scientist for a fully funded, tenure track faculty appointment in the broad area of microbiology (bacteriology, virology, e.g.). A PhD is required. The Department and the School of Veterinary Medicine seek a faculty member with expertise including, but not limited to, antimicrobial resistance, microbial pathogenesis, cutting-edge diagnostic test development, innovative translational research, pathogen discovery, and/or vaccinology. Research experience in basic, clinical-translational and/or collaborative cross-species research in areas that integrate well with the research strengths of the Department and related groups on the University of California, Davis campus is required. The School of Veterinary Medicine embraces the One Health concept and offers many opportunities for collaboration on projects that span animal, human and ecosystem health. Candidates are expected to develop an extramurally funded research program. Aptitude/experience in teaching and graduate and professional education is desired.

The successful candidate is required to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial and collaborative team atmosphere, and strong or potential accomplishments 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 underrepresented minority populations in science.

Teaching: The primary teaching responsibilities will be participation in the DVM professional curriculum. Opportunities exist to participate in the development and teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate academic programs. A demonstrated commitment to education and to the training of veterinary and/or other biomedical scientists is preferred.

Research: Development of a creative and productive research program in relevant fields of interest is a fundamental requirement of the position, including publication of results in high quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals. The successful applicant is expected to obtain extramural funding and to develop and direct research programs involving professional students, residents, graduate students and/or post-doctoral scholars.

Clinical: The opportunity for a clinical appointment within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is available, dependent on qualifications and experience.

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.

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience

Faculty members in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis have opportunities to collaborate with research groups within the School of Medicine, the College of Biological Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (including the Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials), the Center for Comparative Medicine, the One Health Institute, the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures, the California National Primate Research Center, the Cancer Center, the Center for Equine Health and the Center for Companion Animal Health, among others. If the successful candidate has research interests that align with the Agricultural Experiment Station and its mission oriented research, the possibility of an appointment as an Agronomist in the AES will be explored at the time an offer is issued.

The University faculty are internationally known for their distinguished academic achievements. UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities in research funding. The city of Davis has a population of 65,000 and is situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. The University’s student population is approximately 36,000. 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience, and career goals; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching statement; 5) the names and contact information of four professional references not employed at UC Davis, two additional optional references may be from UC Davis; 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. Dori Borjesson, Department Chair,
Attn: Casey Raubach,
Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue, 4219 VM3A, Davis, CA 95616

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, 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.

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.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The use of smokeless tobacco products and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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.

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Job location

Davis, CA


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