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Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology (50%) Assistant/Associate Professor In-Residence (50%

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $166,400 – $216,000. Off-scale salaries and other components of pay, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step may be offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience.

Application Window

Open date: August 4, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Sep 7, 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, Jun 30, 2024 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

POSITION AVAILABLE: Assistant or Associate Professor (50%)/Assistant or Associate Professor In-Residence (50%) of Veterinary Epidemiology (tenure track)

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $166,400 – $216,000. Off-scale salaries and other components of pay, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step may be offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD required in biostatistics, statistical epidemiology, or related field. DVM or equivalent preferred. Research experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, modeling of animal health outcomes, and/or infectious disease dynamics in animals is required. Successful candidate must have a documented record of successfully acquiring extramural funding. Demonstrated experience teaching biostatistics and epidemiology, and the potential or evidence of ability to perform teaching at graduate, undergraduate, and professional levels is required. An understanding of One Health approaches with demonstrated experience in systems level functional characterization of zoonotic disease epidemiology with veterinary medicine applications, such as population molecular epidemiology and data analytics is desired. Evidence of commitment to, or strong potential for, the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented minority students and groups and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service is required. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. Participation in department, school, and university service is an expectation within the university faculty shared governance system.

This faculty position will receive 0.5 FTE salary and benefits support for the Assistant/Associate Professor component and start-up funds to support the research program from the School of Veterinary Medicine. The 50% Assistant/Associate Professor In-Residence component of this position requires salary and benefits funding support to be recovered through the candidate’s extramural research program.

If the successful candidate has research interests aligned with the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and its mission-oriented research, a split appointment as an Epidemiologist in the AES is possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Research: Documentation of a creative, focused and productive research program in computational population epidemiology related to animal health outcomes and infectious disease dynamics. Advanced biostatistical and mathematical modeling with incorporation of machine learning analytical techniques and/or innovative computational methods for prediction of zoonotic disease emergence will be fundamental and indispensable for the position that lead to impactful outcomes including publication of results in peer-reviewed professional/scientific journals.

Teaching: Responsibilities include teaching biostatistics (including artificial intelligence approaches) and epidemiology through learning activities assigned in the: 1) Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) program and 2) DVM professional curriculum; 3) mentorship of graduate students; and 4) where appropriate, teaching in the Graduate Group in Epidemiology or in other graduate academic programs (MS, PhD) of the campus.

Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means is expected.

Professional Competence: Will advance the disciplines of epidemiology, wildlife health, public health, infectious disease within the School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as locally and nationally. Expected to establish reputation for excellence locally, regionally, and nationally.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by 09/07/2023; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement summarizing the applicant’s creative scholarship/research program or interests; 4) a statement of didactic teaching philosophy; 5) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; 6) the names and addresses of at least four professional references; and 7) Authorization to Release Information form. Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JP0

Questions should be referred to: Lynette Hart
lahart@ucdavis.edu

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Population Health & Reproduction, 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: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

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 first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor, step 4, 5, or 6 or Academic Senate positions eligible for tenure or security of employment. 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 an 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 at the Academic Senate Assistant Professor, step 4, 5, or 6 level or with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD required in biostatistics, statistical epidemiology, or related field.

Research experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, modeling of animal health outcomes, and/or infectious disease dynamics in animals is required.

Successful candidate must have a documented record of successfully acquiring extramural funding.

Demonstrated experience teaching biostatistics and epidemiology, and the potential or evidence of ability to perform teaching at graduate, undergraduate, and professional levels is required.

Evidence of commitment to, or strong potential for, the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented minority students and groups and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service is required.

The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.

Participation in department, school, and university service is an expectation within the university faculty shared governance system.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

DVM or equivalent preferred.

An understanding of One Health approaches with demonstrated experience in systems level functional characterization of zoonotic disease epidemiology with veterinary medicine applications, such as population molecular epidemiology and data analytics is desired.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)

None.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05907

Help contact: lizlange@ucdavis.edu

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Job location

Davis, CA