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Systems Neuroscience Faculty Search

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Open date: September 15th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Nov 1, 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) in the College of Biological Sciences and the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis will invite applications for a position in systems neuroscience 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 cutting-edge approaches to understand local and/or long-range brain circuit function and dysfunction are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be strongly motivated by the relevance of their research to neurologic diseases and should value the opportunity to work in close collaboration with both research and clinical faculty. 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 Neurology 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 (including information about previous activities mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, or other under-represented groups), 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.
Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.We strongly recommend that all candidates visit our website ( dedicated to this search for additional information about how their application materials, including their Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will be assessed carefully by the Search Committee in the screening and review process. For questions regarding this process, please contact Professor Kimberley McAllister ( and Madhu Sharma (

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)

  • Reprint/Preprint #4 (Optional)

  • Reprint/Preprint #5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Job location

Davis, CA