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Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

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This is a 9-month tenure-track position in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (MMG), College of Biological Sciences, at the Assistant Professor level. The appointee will teach undergraduate courses and graduate-level courses in microbiology and/or molecular genetics. The appointee will be expected to achieve excellence through extramurally funded research, consistent with departmental goals, which encompass broad fields of microbiology and molecular genetics.

The Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics ( in conjunction with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center ( seeks a colleague with research interests in cancer biology. We aim to strengthen and expand the departmental research portfolio as part of a long-term development strategy. We welcome a broad spectrum of applications from individuals using experimental and/or computational ‘-omics’ approaches on questions of direct cancer relevance using any vertebrate system.

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In compliance with federal and state laws and University policy, the College of Biological Sciences will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, medical condition, or against disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam era. This position will be located in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics.

Job location

Davis, CA

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - description of current research (up to 2 pages) and proposed research (up to 3 pages)

  • Statement of Teaching - up to 1 page description

  • 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.

  • Publications - Up to 3 publications

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required