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Academic Pathologist_Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $210,000-$408,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.

Application Window

Open date: February 9, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 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: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 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


University of California, Davis, Health System
Sacramento, California

The UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine is seeking multiple dynamic academic physician-educators, and -investigators to grow clinical, teaching and creative programs in surgical pathology at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. The Department is seeking to fill two types of faculty positions 1) clinical core faculty and 2) clinical research-focused faculty with a history of successful activities demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and funding. All clinical faculty are expected to engage in direct patient care, clinical teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows; participate creatively in a variety of professional activities including scholarly contributions; and provide university and public service.

The salary range for this position is $210,00-$408,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan

The successful candidate will have strong clinical expertise in anatomic and/or clinical pathology and effective clinical teaching skills, mentorship or supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows. The potential to conduct research or the ability to establish or sustain extramurally funded research is highly valued.

All faculty must demonstrate the ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment and adhere to university policies and procedures.

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UC Davis conducts more than 11 million clinical tests annually in state-of-the-art clinical laboratories. Annual anatomic pathology volumes equate to: 21,000+ surgical pathology, 12,000+ gynecologic cytology, 2100+ non-gyn cytology and 1,500 fine needle aspiration biopsies. The laboratory includes a total laboratory automation system for clinical chemistry and hematology, one of the newest and most comprehensive throughout inland northern California. Clinical services are organized into subspecialty teams to provide focused expertise for clinical teams and to enhance collaborative relationships with our clinical colleagues.

The program has many award-winning faculty educators and hosts 13 residents in combined anatomic and clinical pathology training. Fellowships include cytology, hematopathology, informatics, and two subspecialty surgical pathology fellowships (gynecologic/breast and gastrointestinal/liver).

The UC Davis Department of Pathology is ranked among the top 40 academic pathology departments for NIH funding departments nationally, and our faculty are integrated as leaders and/or collaborators in every research theme within the UC Davis Health System, with special strengths in cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, novel tissue imaging and informatics/artificial intelligence. The department founded the new Center for Diagnostic Innovation (CDxI) which provides resources and expertise to support clinical trials and new test development, and serves as an epicenter for improving test delivery, decision-making, quality programs, and utilization. Core research services available in CDxI and elsewhere in the department include histology and tissue microarray, biorepositories, genomics, and proteomics.

The UC Davis School of Medicine is part of the UC Davis Health System, which is also comprised of the UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network. UCDHS has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion; UC Davis is an established leader in the use of telecommunications and information technology to advance health. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the SOM among the top 50 medical schools in the nation.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Must have an MD, DO, MD/PhD or DO/PhD
  • Must have eligibility for licensure by the California Medical Board
  • The ability to maintain a high level of service, work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment and excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain excellent relationships with medical and technical staff, trainees, and others are all required. -The candidate must have an appropriate record of accomplishment in clinical care, teaching and research to meet requirements for appointment at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in the University of California’s clinically-intensive academic Health Sciences Clinical Professor or Clinical X faculty series. California professional license or eligibility for licensure in California is required.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • Must be board-eligible or board-certified in anatomic and/or clinical pathology
  • Must have five years clinical practice experience

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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 letters of reference required
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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment.(Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Sacramento, California