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University of California Davis
  • Position Number: 4832951
  • Location: Davis, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Assistant Professor of Integrative Physiology (tenure track)

Position Overview:

We are seeking an outstanding integrative physiologist (broadly defined) for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) to join our faculty in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology in the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), UC Davis. Our department is a highly integrated group of faculty studying molecular, cellular, physiological, and pathophysiological mechanisms of health and disease. The candidate should have an active research program that focuses on interorgan communication using state-of-the-art approaches. We welcome research which diversifies our expertise, and/or that which complements existing strengths in gastrointestinal, neuroimmune, musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory systems as well as developmental biology.
The initial screening of applications will be based on the evaluation of the candidates' statement summarizing their research program, accomplishments, and future goals and statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Minimum: Candidates must possess a PhD and have significant postdoctoral experience in physiology or a related field.

  • Experience with grant writing and acquisition of extramural funding.
  • Aptitude/experience in teaching broad-based physiology or functional anatomy to professional or graduate students.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse community.
  • Experience with, or strong potential for accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Research: The development of a creative, independent, and funded research program in integrated physiology is a fundamental and indispensable requirement of the position, including publication of results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and obtaining extramural funding. This individual will provide leadership in directing research projects of graduate students, professional students and postdoctoral scholars associated with integrative physiological research within the school and across campus.

    Teaching: Candidates are expected to actively participate in the teaching mission of the School of Veterinary Medicine. Teaching responsibilities include participation in lectures, laboratories and other teaching activities in the DVM professional curriculum, graduate clinical (resident) training program, graduate education and mentoring (PhD, MS), and/or department-driven undergraduate courses on campus.

    Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means is expected.

    Professional Competence: Will advance the discipline of physiology within the School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as locally and nationally. Expected to establish reputation for research excellence locally, regionally, and nationally.

    To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by 1/15/2024; position open until filled.

    Interested applicants should submit
  • Cover letter outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement summarizing the applicant's research program, accomplishments, and future goals
  • Statement of didactic teaching experience and philosophy
  • Statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement.
  • Names and addresses of at least four professional references who do not work at UC Davis
  • Authorization to Release Information form

    Application materials must be submitted by using the University's online submission program,

    Questions about the application process should be referred to: Ashley Carr; [email protected].

    UC Davis is ranked #6 in public universities, and is the top-ranked veterinary school in the U.S. Our department has outstanding partnerships within SVM, as well as in the School of Medicine, the College of Biological Sciences, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering. The SVM provides rich opportunities to engage with veterinary clinicians in transdisciplinary research, and unique access to natural/spontaneous animal models of disease.

    Bordering the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of 70,000, 14 miles west of the state capital, Sacramento (home to the UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and UC Davis Health), 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras, the region offers a high-quality environment for faculty and staff members and their families with excellent opportunities for an active lifestyle and exceptional community diversity.

    The University of California, Davis and the 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 is a smoke and tobacco free campus. UC Davis supports family friendly recruitments:

    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 and Academic Senate positions eligible for tenure. 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 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 Academic Senate Assistant Professor (step 4, 5, 6) or tenured positions will be subject to reference checks.

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