Open date: November 22, 2023
Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 15, 2024 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.
We seek an exceptional parasitologist to support our teaching and clinical service missions and to develop an extramurally funded research program in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology (PMI) at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). A PhD and experience in translational and collaborative research are required in areas that integrate well with the research strengths and related groups on the University of California, Davis campus. A successful career at the SVM relies on a demonstrated interest, experience, and competence in comparative medicine of parasitic disease. A DVM is preferred, but not required. Focused topics of interest for the PMI department include, but are not limited to: anthelmintic resistance, helminthology, parasite biology, ecology of transmission, management of parasitic diseases, parasite immunology and host-parasite interactions.
As PMI faculty, we have a shared goal of identifying and addressing complex factors that influence animal population health and prevention of disease. Current strengths include microbial pathogenesis and infectious disease (including the ecology of infectious disease, host-pathogen interactions, microbiology, virology, vaccinology, protozoology, immunopathology, and global health). The SVM embraces the One Health approach and offers many opportunities for collaboration on projects that span animal, human, plant, and environmental health.
Interest in diagnostic parasitology and clinical medicine is necessary since service in the diagnostic laboratory at the veterinary medicine teaching hospital comprises 10% percent of the job, see below for details about the service requirement. Experience, enthusiasm, and effectiveness in professional student education are desired. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. Laboratory space and start-up funding are available.
The SVM and UC Davis are committed to recruiting scholars who will make significant contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in veterinary medicine, science, and higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Scholars who themselves are underrepresented and qualified may also be considered for the University-wide CAMPOS Faculty Scholars program (http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/campos).
Teaching: The primary teaching responsibilities will be participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum with opportunities to participate in undergraduate teaching and/or graduate academic programs (MS and PhD) including the Graduate Groups in Integrative Pathobiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Epidemiology and others. A demonstrated commitment to innovative teaching methods and to the training of veterinary or other biomedical scientists is preferred.
Research: Development of a creative and productive research program in relevant fields of interest is a fundamental requirement of the position, including publication of results in high quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals. The successful applicant is expected to obtain extramural funding and to direct research programs that involve professional (veterinary) students, residents, and graduate students.
Clinical: The position includes a 10% commitment to the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Parasitology. https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/hospital/support-services/lab-services/clinical-laboratory-services This commitment may include test development and/or interpretation, disease discovery or investigation, instruction of veterinary residents, students, and visiting scholars, providing diagnostic service, supporting client education and training for controlling parasitic diseases, or consulting with faculty clinicians. If the successful candidate has research interests aligned with the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and its mission-oriented research, a split appointment as an Agronomist in the AES is possible.
Service: The University of California has a system of shared governance. Active participation in committees, professional organizations, and other appropriate outlets is required.
Faculty members in the SVM at the University of California, Davis have abundant opportunities to collaborate with research groups within the School of Medicine, the VMTH (including the Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials), the Comparative Pathology Laboratory, the One Health Institute, the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures, the California National Primate Research Center, the Genome Center, the Center for Equine Health, the California Animal Health and Food Safety laboratory system, the Center for Companion Animal Health, the Center for Food Animal Health and departments within the main UC Davis campus (such as Entomology and Nematology), among others. UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities in research funding. The city of Davis has a population of 65,000 and is situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. The University’s student population is approximately 32,000. The campus lies adjacent to the city of Davis, 14 miles west of Sacramento, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to multiple world-class research and academic institutions providing additional collaborative opportunities.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 15th, 2024; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience, and career goals; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching statement; 5) names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of 4 references; 6) a statement summarizing professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; and 7) Authorization to Release Information Form. Application materials should be submitted by using the University’s online submission program at, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06153
Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California One Shields Avenue, 4219 VM3A, Davis, CA 95616
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A PhD and experience in translational and collaborative research are required in areas that integrate well with the research strengths and related groups on the University of California, Davis campus.
A demonstrated interest, experience, and competence in comparative medicine of parasitic disease.
Focused topics of interest to include, but are not limited to: anthelmintic resistance, helminthology, parasite biology, ecology of transmission, management of parasitic diseases, parasite immunology and host-parasite interactions.
Primary teaching responsibilities will be participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum with opportunities to participate in undergraduate teaching and/or graduate academic programs (MS and PhD) including the Graduate Groups in Integrative Pathobiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Epidemiology and others.
DVM is preferred, but not required.
A demonstrated commitment to innovative teaching methods and to the training of veterinary or other biomedical scientists is preferred.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research - summarizie your research program/or interest
Statement of Teaching - statement of teaching philosophy
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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
Letter of Intent - outline special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience, and career goals
Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form:
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