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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Anatomic Pathology (tenure track)

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 2nd, 2018
Last review date: May 18th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 31st, 2018
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.


The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, is seeking an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Anatomic Pathology.

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience


The Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis is seeking exceptional candidates for an opening in veterinary anatomic pathology. The position requires a DVM/VMD degree or equivalent, a PhD degree, and board certification in the American College of Veterinary Pathology or European College of Veterinary Pathology. Postdoctoral or equivalent experience is preferred. Candidates should have a documented record of scholarship. Enthusiasm for research in areas that integrate well with the research strengths in the department and related groups on the University of California, Davis campus is required. Current strengths include infectious disease pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, comparative oncology, one health, musculoskeletal biology, GI health, regenerative medicine and comparative immunology and immunopathology. Evidence of having strong potential for success or documented success in securing extramural support for research is required. Aptitude/experience in teaching in the graduate and/or professional curriculum is preferred. Leadership or the potential for leadership in the field of anatomic pathology is preferred.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere, and strong or potential accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion. UC Davis is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars with an emphasis on recruiting scholars who will make a significant contribution to diversity through the advancement of Hispanic Women/Latinas and other underrepresented minority populations in science. Qualified candidates may also be considered for the CAMPOS Faculty Scholars program (


Teaching: 1) teaching students in the DVM, undergraduate, and/or graduate academic curriculum; and 2) mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Opportunities for clinical teaching and service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) and participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH are available. 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 have and sustain extramural funding and direct research programs involving professional students, residents, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Service: The University of California has a system of shared governance. Active participation in committees, professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate outlets is required. The department has a mentoring program in place and participation in the program is expected.

Faculty members in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis have opportunities to synergize with research groups within the School of Medicine, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (including the Veterinary Center for Coordinated Clinical Trials), the Center for Comparative Medicine, the One Health Center, the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures and the Primate Center, among others. The University faculty are internationally known for their distinguished academic achievements. 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 March 4, 2018; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; 5) the names of three to four references (addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses); and 6) a statement summarizing their experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity. Application materials should be submitted by using the University’s online submission program at,

Questions should be referred to:
Dr. Dori Borjesson, Department Chair,
Attn: Linda Potoski,
Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California
One Shields Avenue, 4219 VM3A, Davis, CA 95616

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, 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. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany a faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast- or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

At UC Davis, a Work Life program has been in place since January 2003. A group of Faculty Advisors for Work Life was established in 2007 to help publicize and inform the faculty about the programs, policies, and resources associated with work life/life changes. This group of advisors represents various academic units (colleges, schools, divisions) on the campus. The following summarizes the programs and updated UC policy.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty, Cooperative Extension Specialists, and in a few instances, members of the Senior Management Group.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The use of smokeless tobacco products and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Letter of Intent - Please outline your special interest in this position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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.

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

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