University of California, Davis

Academic Fungal Biologist / Pathogenesis Assistant or Associate Professor

School of Medicine
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is recruiting for a full-time 100% academic position as an Assistant or Associate Professor (In Residence at 50% and 50% regular tenure track). Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Applicants must have active research programs in Fungal Biology and Fungal Pathogens causing human infectious diseases such as Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis). Candidates are expected to have or to establish and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program and to actively participate in the academic and service missions of the University.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or MD degree and at least two years of postdoctoral experience, a research publication and grant funding record in fungal biology and pathogens, the ability to contribute to the education of medical students, undergraduate and graduate students. The criteria for the consideration of Applicants are: (1) a record of excellence in building competitive research program and (2) an ability to effectively communicate as a teacher. The successful candidate will join the UC Davis faculty with highly productive and collaborative research programs in infectious diseases, host-pathogen interactions, mucosal immunology and microbiology.

For applicants at the associate professor level, a strong track record of teaching at the graduate level, extramural funding and published research is required. For applicants at the assistant professor level, a strong record of research publications and potential for obtaining extramural funding are required.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. The University will not offer sponsorship for this position.

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 10, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2020. Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, Statement of Teaching, 3 publications, statement of Diversity, completed Authorization Release Form, and 3-5 letters of recommendation.

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UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Last updated: 2019-11-24