The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, in the College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in animal physiology, broadly defined. Candidates whose research focuses on the mechanistic basis of organismal function, and spans multiple levels of biological organization, are particularly encouraged to apply. Examples of research areas that complement departmental strengths include, but are not limited to: endocrine and neuroendocrine mechanisms of adaptation to varying environmental conditions on a variety of time scales, including changing seasons, life cycle stages, nutrition, conditions of health and disease, and human-induced environmental change; physiology of metabolism as it relates to changes in supply and demand in response to these conditions and time scales; mechanisms and consequences of biological rhythms; and the mechanistic basis of animal movement, including biomechanics and neuromuscular physiology. A substantial behavioral component, and a focus on animals in natural environments, is desirable but not necessary. Candidates whose research program integrates basic biology with applied clinical applications will have the potential for a joint Assistant Professor in Residence appointment with the UC Davis School of Medicine.
Minimum qualifications Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent with significant post-doctoral experience in Physiology or related fields.
Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department and has the potential to attract extramural funding.
Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for 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 potential or 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/JPF03797. Please include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of research (2-3 pages), statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (1-2 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy (1-2 pages). Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website. In addition, applicants may submit up to 3 publications. For full consideration, applications must be completed by November 23, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled through July 1, 2021. Feel free to contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Dave Furlow, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the search or position. The administrative contact is Dianna Smith, NPBSearch@ucdavis.edu. For more information on the position, the department and UC Davis in general, please visit the following web site: https://npb.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.
In compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, the College of Biological Sciences and Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap, medical condition, or against disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam era.
UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, 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.
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/partner-opportunities-program-pop. For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact Assistant Vice Provost Binnie Singh at email@example.com.
UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a nationally recognized Work-Life Program for Academics (https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life) that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.
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UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.