Faculty Positions

Faculty positions are posted as they become available.


Tenure Track Assistant Professor position, beginning Fall 2020.

The Center for Neuroscience (CNS) and the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (MMG) in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis invite applications for a position in molecular neuroscience at the assistant professor level. We seek an outstanding candidate using genetic and genomic approaches to understand brain function and dysfunction. Candidates combining bioinformatics with wet bench approaches in animal model and/or human studies are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent and postdoctoral experience in an appropriate discipline are required. The successful applicant will be expected to have an active research program, a strong commitment to high quality teaching, the potential to attract extramural funding, and excellent potential for interactions/collaborations with existing faculty at the CNS and in MMG (https://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu, http://microbiology.ucdavis.edu). The applicant’s accomplishments in innovative research and commitments to teaching should demonstrate their potential to develop into the future leaders of their fields. The successful applicant will hold an academic appointment in the College of Biological Sciences, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and will contribute to the graduate and undergraduate teaching mission of the University as well as to the University-wide Neuroscience and the Integrative Genetics & Genomics Graduate Programs. They will be housed in the Center for Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary research center that is home to more than 26 laboratories working collaboratively in all areas of neuroscience. The neuroscience community at U.C. Davis is broad and extremely well integrated across campus, with exceptionally close and collegial interactions among between members of the Center and faculty from other campus institutes, departments, and graduate programs.

Required materials include curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and experience (including information about previous activities mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, or other under-represented groups), copies of up to five representative publications and at least 3 letters of recommendation. All materials must be received by November 15, 2019, to be assured consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled. UC Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For more information on the position, contact Prof. Kimberley McAllister (kmcallister@ucdavis.edu). For technical questions please contact Madhu Sharma (mssharma@ucdavis.edu).

UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting diversity in STEM faculty, with emphasis on Hispanic Women/Latinas (http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/). Several UC Davis ADVANCE initiatives, such as the Center for Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS), in addition to Work-Life programs offered by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs are working together to make UC Davis a model for inclusivity and collegiality for all academic faculty, staff and students.