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Assistant Professor, Skeletal Muscle Physiology

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The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, in the College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Skeletal Muscle Physiology at the Assistant Professor level. The appointee will be expected to carry out high-quality research in the area of physiology or metabolism of skeletal muscle consistent with the broad goals of the Department of NPB. The appointee will be required to teach undergraduate courses in the departmental undergraduate curriculum, graduate courses, and other courses in their specialty as appropriate. Candidates whose research program integrates basic biology with applied clinical applications will have the potential for a joint Assistant Professor in Residence appointment with the UC Davis School of Medicine

The Department has grown steadily since its inception in 1993 to include 32 ladder rank faculty who conduct research encompassing a general theme of integrative animal biology, ranging from cell and molecular to organismal and behavioral levels of analysis. The Department is especially seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education, especially in the sciences. We are also particularly interested in applicants with a commitment to mentorship and to increasing the diversity of the scientific workforce.

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Current Research - Description of current research (up to 2 pages).

  • Statement of Future Research - Description of future research program (up to 3 pages)

  • Statement of Teaching - One page summary of teaching interests and experience

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2

  • Publication #3

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required