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NHP Systems Neuroscience Faculty Search

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Open date: September 15th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Nov 2, 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: Monday, Nov 1, 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.

Position description

The Center for Neuroscience (CNS) and the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB) in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis will invite applications for a position in systems neuroscience in NHP models at the assistant professor level, ladder rank tenure track, to begin November 1, 2021. Candidates must possess a PhD. or M.D. degree. Applicants using non-human primate model systems and cutting-edge approaches to understand local and/or long-range brain circuit function and dysfunction will be considered. 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 the NPB Department. The applicant’s accomplishments in innovative research and commitments to teaching should demonstrate their potential to develop into the future leaders of their fields.

Required materials include curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, copies of up to five representative publications and at least 3 letters of recommendation. All materials must be received by November 1, 2020, to be assured consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled. UC Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For questions regarding this process, please contact Professor Kimberley McAllister ( and Madhu Sharma (

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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Reprint/Preprint #1

  • Reprint/Preprint #2

  • Reprint/Preprint #3 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Job location

Davis, CA