Professor of Biology
University of California Davis
United States

Professor of Biology 

Job #JPF05985
  • MICROBIOLOGY & MOLEC GENETICS / COLLEGE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / UC Davis

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $138,600-$188,200. This position is expected to include membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, which provides eligibility for additional compensation, depending on qualifications and experience, and subject to the individual SOM department compensation plan.

Application Window

Open date: September 5, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Oct 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Sep 4, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, in the College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for tenured Professor at the Associate or Full Professor level in Cancer Biology. Candidates whose research focuses on fundamental questions in cancer biology at the molecular, cellular, and/or organismal level investigated through laboratory and computational approaches are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research augments existing cancer-related research in the department. We seek candidates who will contribute to diversity and equity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service, and who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders.

Minimum qualifications
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent with significant post-doctoral experience and a track record of productive independent research with a strong history of current and past funding by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Additional qualifications
• Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department.
• A vibrant research program with strong extramural funding.
• Evidence of commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service.
• Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars.

Application Requirements
Applicants should submit materials online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05985. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae summarizing experience and achievements, statement of research accomplishments and plans (3-5 pages), statement of teaching experience and philosophy (1-2 pages), and statement of potential to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (1-2 pages). Awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues, as well as past contributions and future plans concerning DEI activities that are documented in the application file will be used as part of the evaluation. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/academic-diversity and https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelineswriting-diversity-statement for guidelines about writing a DEI statement and why one is requested. Finalists will be asked to have four supporting letters submitted online at the above website. In addition, the names of four individuals who can be regarded as being arm’s length from individuals, i.e., who have no history of collaboration or mentor relationship with the candidate, need to be provided. For full consideration, applications must be completed by October 17, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled through September 4, 2024. Feel free to contact the Search Committee Chairs, Dr. Satoshi Namekawa at snamekawa@ucdavis.edu or Dr. Stephen Kowalczykowski at sckowalczykowski@ucdavis.edu with any questions about the search or position. The administrative contact is Olivia Gilbertson, ogilbertson@ucdavis.edu. For more information on the position, the Department and UC Davis in general, please visit the following website: https://mmg.ucdavis.edu/careers.

Successful candidates for our faculty position will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. In their statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion the candidate should demonstrate a track record (calibrated to career stage) and/or awareness of issues related to teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, 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. Guidelines for the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can be found here: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversity-statement.

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 through Professor, Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6 through Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment, and Acting Professor of Law through Professor of Law positions. 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 for these faculty positions 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 these faculty positions will be subject to reference checks.

UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited 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.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) and Capital Resource Network (CRN) are services designed to support departments and Deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited; for full program details please visit
https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/partneropportunities-program-pop. For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact Assistant Vice Provost Binnie Singh at binsingh@ucdavis.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent with significant post-doctoral experience and a track record of productive independent research with a strong history of current and past funding by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department.
• A vibrant research program with strong extramural funding.
• Evidence of commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service.
• Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)

Letters of recommendation requested only from finalists. The four references provided must be arm's length.

https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/training/stead-faculty-search-committee-workshops/guidelines-for-writing-letters-of-recommendation.pdf

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05985

Help contact: ogilbertson@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Davis, CA

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