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Assistant/ Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology (tenure track appointment)

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 11th, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 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, Apr 30, 2021 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 an outstanding Veterinary Clinical Pathologist (DVM/VMD degree or equivalent) for a fully funded, tenure-track faculty position. Board certification in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology) or European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology is required. A PhD degree is preferred. Candidates are expected to develop a research program. Translational and collaborative research in specialties aligned with clinical pathology, including, but not limited to, hematopathology, transfusion medicine, immunopathology / immunodiagnostics, infectious disease molecular diagnostics, point of care testing technologies, cytopathology, clinical chemistry, machine learning and/or biomarker development, is preferred. 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. Experience, enthusiasm and effectiveness in graduate and professional student education is desired. Clinical experience and competence in Clinical Pathology diagnostic service is required.

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) participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum; 2) clinical teaching in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH); 3) participation in the resident training program of the VMTH; and 4) participation in the graduate academic programs (MS and PhD) of the campus. A demonstrated commitment to the training of veterinary or other biomedical scientists and innovative teaching methods 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 funding and direct research programs that could involve professional students, residents and/or graduate students.

Clinical: The position includes a clinical commitment to the diagnostic service in the VMTH. The individual will be responsible for directing, instructing and supervising veterinary students, residents and visiting scholars; providing diagnostic service; and advising and consulting with clinicians and residents.

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 faculty mentoring program in which participation is expected.

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 Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, 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 (AES) 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 May 6, 2020; 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) four reference letters; 6) a statement summarizing their experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; and 7) an 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: Heidi Edgington,
Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California
One Shields Avenue, 4206 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:

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


Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 4-6 letters of reference required