Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology
University of California Davis
Location: Davis, California
Internal Number: 3358278
Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology
POSITION AVAILABLE: Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology
SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience
QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking an outstanding Veterinary Clinical Microbiologist (DVM/VMD degree or equivalent) for a fully funded, clinical faculty position to join our highly integrated group in Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology (PMI). Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists or the European College of Veterinary Microbiology OR eligibility with intent to complete certification is required; ACVM or ECVM board certification is required before the end of the 4th year of appointment. A valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California is required before employment (California Business and Professions Code Section 4846-4857). Individuals not eligible for a full California license can obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1). A PhD degree or advanced research training is preferred.
Demonstrated diagnostic experience and competence in microbiology (bacteriology and mycology) of animals is required, including molecular and traditional diagnostics, MALDI-TOF-MS, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. The candidate should have experience in translational and collaborative research in an area aligned with clinical microbiology such as molecular diagnostics, new testing technologies, microbe discovery, microbial pathogenesis, microbiome, or antimicrobial resistance. Experience and enthusiasm for teaching is required, and should support teaching responsibilities in the professional curriculum as well as opportunities in graduate and resident curricula. A demonstrated commitment to the training of veterinary or other biomedical scientists and development of innovative teaching methods is preferred. The School of Veterinary Medicine embraces the One Health concept and offers many opportunities for collaboration on projects that span animal, human, and ecosystem health.
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere and both accomplishment in and prioritization of areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion. Qualified candidates may be considered for the CAMPOS Faculty Scholars program (http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/campos). UC Davis is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars.
Clinical: The position includes a 70% clinical commitment to the diagnostic Clinical Microbiology service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The individual will be responsible for guiding laboratory testing and advising and consulting with clinicians and residents.
Teaching: Teaching is expected, with the opportunity to balance a combination of 1) lectures, discussions, laboratories, and other learning activities in the DVM professional curriculum; 2) clinical teaching in the VMTH; 3) participation in the resident training program of the VMTH; and/or 4) participation in the graduate academic programs (MS and PhD) of the campus.
Research and Scholarly/Creative Work: Creative/scholarly activities are required for individuals in this series with an expectation to advance the clinical discipline through creation and dissemination of new knowledge through documentation in peer-reviewed publications. Research is primarily collaborative and clinically focused, including diagnostic test development and validation, and the creative use of diagnostic case materials. Opportunities also exist for research aimed at improving veterinary medical education. If the successful candidate has research interests aligned with the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES; https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/research/agricultural-experiment-station) and its mission-oriented research, a split appointment as a Microbiologist in the AES is possible.
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 faculty mentoring program in which participation is expected.
Faculty members in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis have opportunities to collaborate with research groups within the School of Medicine, the VMTH, the Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials, the, the One Health Institute, the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures, the California National Primate Research Center, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Equine Health and the Center for Companion Animal Health, among others. If the successful candidate has research interests that align with the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and its mission-oriented research, the possibility of an appointment as a Microbiologist in the AES will be explored at the time an offer is issued.
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: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life
The University faculty are internationally known for their distinguished academic achievements. UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities in research funding, and is the top ranked veterinary school in the U.S. The city of Davis has a population of 70,000 and is situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. The University's student population is approximately 41,000. 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 Sierra Nevada mountains. 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 October 10, 2022; 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) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement; 4) the names of 3-4 references and 5) 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, http://recruit.ucdavis.edu.
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.