Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine
Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on qualifications
College / University
Internal Number: JPF05149
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, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05149
cc: Heidi Phillips; firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California One Shields Avenue, 4206 VM3A, Davis, CA 95616
DVM/VMD degree or equivalent
Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists or the European College of Veterinary Microbiology OR eligibility with intent to complete certification
ACVM or ECVM board certification is required before the end of the 4th year of appointment
Valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California
Demonstrated diagnostic experience and competence in microbiology (bacteriology and mycology) of animals, including molecular and traditional diagnostics, MALDI-TOF-MS, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing
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
Support teaching responsibilities in the professional curriculum as well as opportunities in graduate and resident curricula
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
PhD degree or advanced research training
Demonstrated commitment to the training of veterinary or other biomedical scientists and development of innovative teaching methods
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine is a nationally top-ranked academic medical center based in Davis, California with a school, hospital, specialty clinics, research centers and institutes, and other operations throughout the state and the world. We serve California through premier educational, research, clinical and public service programs to advance the health of animals and people, and the environment we share. We also safeguard the health of livestock, dairy and poultry—critical to California's robust agricultural economy. Our One Health approach encompasses captive and free-ranging wildlife, companion animals, exotic animals, birds, aquatic mammals, and fish. Our researchers are at the forefront of discoveries that translate to improved care for humans as well as animals.