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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor In-Residence/Professor (tenure track): Microbiome Sciences

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $103,800-$250,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. (

Application Window

Open date: August 11, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 1, 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

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Regular/In Residence Series) in Microbiome Sciences, including the role of microbiome in human health and disease, microbial metabolism, microbiome ecology, interaction of mucosal pathogens with host-associated microbial communities, metagenomics, antimicrobial resistance, microbiome changes and implications in viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections. The earliest anticipated start date is February 2, 2024.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a funded research program in microbiome sciences. In addition, the candidate is expected to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial and collaborative team atmosphere, and strong commitment to contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion. UC Davis is committed to collegiality, kindness, and supporting a diverse community of scholars with an emphasis on recruiting scholars who will make a significant contribution to diversity through the advancement of underrepresented people in science. Our current research vision includes innovative translational discoveries at the intersection of microbiome, immunology, infectious diseases and epigenetics for enhancing human health and empowering the needs of underserved populations and advance these discoveries to practice. This research recruitment would also promote and develop team science projects with investigators in UC Davis Health as well as other colleges at UC Davis. This research recruitment will bolster the intellectual and technical capacity of the microbiome core infrastructure and will serve as the platform for generating new ideas and technologies to advance research in microbiome and human health.

The MMI Department faculty are engaged in research investigations on human infectious diseases, host immune interactions with pathogens and commensal microbiota, immune responses in malignancies, vaccine development and immune therapeutics for cancer and infectious diseases, epigenetic regulation and genetic therapies of autism spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders. Laboratory and office space is available (including BSL2 and BSL3 laboratory space), with state-of-the art facilities, instrumentation, and administrative support. The NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center supports clinical, translational, and basic research in cancer. The MMI research and teaching programs intersect with other campus-wide programs and resources in the School of Medicine, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Genome Center, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, MIND Institute, Stem Cell Program and California National Primate Research Center.

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, Steps 4, 5, or 6. 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 these faculty positions 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 these faculty positions will be subject to reference checks.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• For applicants at the Assistant Professor level, a strong record of research publications and potential for obtaining extramural funding is required.
• The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with postdoctoral experience and a record of excellent research publications.
• Experience in basic, translational and/or collaborative research in areas that integrate well with the research strengths in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and related programs at the University of California, Davis is required.
• Teaching experience
• Outstanding record of research publications, independence, and creativity in Microbiome sciences.
• Ability to establish and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment.
• Ability to participate in the academic and service missions of the University.
• For applicants at the Associate Professor and Professor level, a strong track record of teaching at the graduate level, extramural funding and published research is required.

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

• Demonstrable commitment to the University's mission of research, teaching, and service.
• Award achievements in research and teaching.
• Active extramural research funding is highly desirable.
• A track record of independent funding is highly desirable.
• Published work in relation to Microbiome research.

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  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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