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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery - Research

Application Window

Open date: November 22nd, 2021

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 18, 2022 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: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC Davis Health seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is experiencing an exciting and transformative period of academic and clinical growth. For this research position, we seek diverse candidates with an established track record of research excellence in musculoskeletal health. Strong preference will be given to scientists with a demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed research in musculoskeletal health with an emphasis on molecular biology, development, epigenetics, tumor microenvironment, oncology, engineering, and/or biochemistry.

The successful candidate will be expected to interface with physicians and other scientists, participate in collaborations within the UC Davis research community, and apply their research expertise to a range of research areas to facilitate the development of new collaborative projects. We are recruiting for an In-Residence Rank (non-tenure track) at the Assistant Professor rank.

The holder of this position will have the following responsibilities assigned:

  • Engage in independent and collaborative research in musculoskeletal innovation that complements our existing expertise in oncology, osteoarthritis, tissue engineering, biomechanics and pharmacology. All areas of research will be considered, but preference will be given to those with a strong background in infectious disease, stem cells and development, biomedical imaging, or musculoskeletal oncology.
  • Support the educational activities of the undergraduate, graduate, and residency programs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • Engage in teaching, service, and scholarly activities to advance the mission of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • Provide service and leadership in the musculoskeletal research arena and be fully engaged in activities in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as relevant professional societies.

For the full position description and to apply, visit

This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant rank regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Candidate must possess a terminal degree (M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D).
  • Canidate must have an established track record of research excellence in musculoskeletal health.
  • Candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse community is required to leverage our outstanding partnerships within UC Davis Health, our NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Colleges of Engineering, Biological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Shriners Hospital for Children.
Preferred qualifications
  • Candidate with demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed research in musculoskeletal health with an emphasis on molecular biology, development, epigenetics, tumor microenvironment, oncology, engineering, and/or biochemistry is preferred.
  • Candidate with strong background in infectious disease, stem cells and development, biomedical imaging, or musculoskeletal oncology is preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Interest - Please include a statement of the suitability for the position, description of relevant research, leadership, and mentoring activities, and specifically address the following:
    1) A strategy for establishing a robust, extramurally funded research enterprise within the Department and at UC Davis.
    2) A strategy for participating in collaborative research in MSK health.

  • 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.

Reference requirements
  • 5 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Sacramento, CA