The Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology (PMB) at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine invites applications to fill a ladder rank faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Regular, Regular/InResidence or In-Residence series encompassing all levels in Physiology. The anticipated start date is January 2, 2024.
The Department is continuing to build research strength across all areas of physiology, including molecular, cellular, tissue and organ. We search for candidates who demonstrate excellence, originality and productivity in research and a strong interest in teaching and mentoring, combined with a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
As part of a campus-wide initiative to hire faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that will:
Promote the success of underrepresented people in medicine (i.e., African American, Latino(a)(x)/Chicano(a)/Hispanic, and Native American/Indigenous populations), faculty, patients, and community;
Address the needs of our increasingly diverse state; and
Work to improve barriers preventing full participation of underrepresented people in higher education
The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented people, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University's mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants' track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate's qualifications for a faculty appointment. With this in mind:
The initial screening of candidates will be based on the evaluation of the candidates' Cover Letter and Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Applicants are strongly recommended to read the guidelines for writing a diversity statement before completing their application materials. The link is https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversitystatement.
Appointees to the Regular/In-Residence series are required to conduct independent research indicated by high impact dissemination and publication. Both Regular and In-Residence faculty are expected to garner external funding to support their research, engage in teaching on a regular and substantial basis, and participate in University and public service. The ideal candidate will oversee a biomedical research program in the field of physiology. Participation in department, school, and university service is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model, as applicable.
Ph.D., MD./Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent in a biomedical science-related discipline awarded by the time of hire
An outstanding record of research creativity, independence, and productivity. Search will be open to all areas of Physiology
Experience or ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment
Experience or ability to adhere to University policies and procedures
Preferred Qualifications We desire applicants who have identified strengths and experience in the following areas:
Excellence in research that compliments or extends existing research strengths in the department and the potential to attract extramural funding
Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented minority students and groups (African-American, Latino (a)/Chicano (a)/Hispanic, and Native American), and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service
Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence or ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars
Application Requirements For full consideration, applications must be completed by May 1, 2023. However, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2023. Application packages must be submitted online through https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF05562 and should include the following:
A one-page cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, indicating how professional interests will enrich and compliment the School of Medicine
Research Statement (if applicable)
Statement of Contributions to Diversity
Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy
Authorization to Release Information
3 - 5 Letters of Recommendation
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, welcoming, and inclusive environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, bullying or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis requires all candidates to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled 'Authorization to Release Information' into Recruit as part of their application. If the candidate 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.
About University of California Davis Health System
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.