Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Science
University of California Davis
United States

Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Science

 

Job #JPF06108
  • VM: MOLECULAR BIO SCIENCES / SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE / UC Davis

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range is $166,400 - $216,000. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience.

Application Window

Open date: November 16, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 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

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking an outstanding environmental health scientist with training and/or experience in toxicology for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) to join our faculty in the Department of Molecular Biosciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), UC Davis. Our department is a highly integrated group of faculty studying fundamental biological processes and their perturbations by mutations, nutrition, drugs and xenobiotics and their application to improve of animal and human health. The candidate should have an active research program that leverages state-of-the-art approaches to understand the molecular, cellular, physiological, and pathophysiological mechanisms by which environmental factors (broadly interpreted to include climate change, diet and/or environmental contaminants) influence health and disease. We welcome research that diversifies our expertise and/or complements existing strengths in nutrition, physiological chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology across diverse organ systems.

UC Davis is ranked 6th amongst public universities in terms of research funding, and is the top-ranked veterinary school in the U.S. Our department has outstanding partnerships within the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), as well as in the School of Medicine (SOM), College of Biological Sciences, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering. The SVM and SOM provide rich opportunities to engage with both basic research scientists and veterinary and human clinicians in transdisciplinary research, and unique access to naturally occurring animal models of disease.

Bordering the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of 70,000, with approximately 38,000 students, 14 miles west of the state capitol, Sacramento (home to the UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and UC Davis Health), 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras, the region offers a high-quality environment for faculty and staff members and their families with excellent opportunities for an active lifestyle and exceptional community diversity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must possess a PhD and/or DVM and have significant postdoctoral experience in environmental toxicology or a related field. Experience with grant writing and acquisition of extramural funding is required. Aptitude/experience in teaching broad-based toxicology to professional or graduate students is required. The candidate is required to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse community. Candidates are expected to have experience with, or strong potential for, accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Those providing evidence of active research in toxicology related to environmental, human and animal health will be preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Research: The development of a creative, independent, and funded research program in environmental toxicology is a fundamental and indispensable requirement of the position, including publication of results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and acquisition of extramural funding. This individual will provide leadership in directing research projects of graduate students, professional students and postdoctoral scholars associated with environmental toxicology within the school and across campus.

Teaching: Candidates are expected to actively participate in the teaching mission of the School of Veterinary Medicine. The candidate will be expected to teach lectures, laboratories and other teaching activities in the DVM professional curriculum, graduate clinical (resident) training program, graduate education and mentoring (PhD, MS), and/or department-driven undergraduate courses on campus.

University and Public Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2024. Position will be 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) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of didactic teaching philosophy, 4) a statement summarizing the applicant’s research program and future goals, 5) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity, 6) names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of four references who do not work for UC Davis, and 7.) an Authorization to Release Information form. Application materials should be submitted by using the University’s online submission program, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06108.

For questions about the application process please contact: Ms. Ashley Carr (ashcarr@ucdavis.edu), Department Chief Administrative Officer, or Dr. Gino Cortopassi (gcortopassi@ucdavis.edu), Professor and Chair of the Recruitment Advisory Committee


The University of California, Davis and the Department of Molecular Biosciences, 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, Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. UC Davis supports family friendly recruitments: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/uc-davis-and-family-friendly-recruitment-practices.

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 and Academic Senate positions eligible for tenure. 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 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 Academic Senate Assistant Professor (step 4, 5, 6) or tenured positions will be subject to reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must possess a PhD and/or DVM and have significant postdoctoral experience in environmental toxicology or a related field. Experience with grant writing and acquisition of extramural funding is required. Aptitude/experience in teaching broad-based toxicology to professional or graduate students is required. The candidate is required to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse community. Candidates are expected to have experience with, or strong potential for, accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

Those providing evidence of active research in toxicology related to environmental, human and animal health will be preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)

References need to be outside UC Davis.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06108

Help contact: scenteno@ucdavis.edu

About UC Davis

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.

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