Assistant Professor - Skeletal Muscle Physiology

Davis, California
Salary and excellent benefit package
October 03 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Skeletal Muscle Physiology




The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, in the College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Skeletal Muscle Physiology at the Assistant Professor level. The appointee will be expected to carry out high-quality research in the area of physiology or metabolism of skeletal muscle consistent with the broad goals of the Department of NPB. The appointee will be required to teach undergraduate courses in the departmental undergraduate curriculum, graduate courses, and other courses in their specialty as appropriate.  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

The Department has grown steadily since its inception in 1993 to include 32 ladder rank faculty who conduct research encompassing a general theme of integrative animal biology, ranging from cell and molecular to organismal and behavioral levels of analysis. The Department is especially seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education, especially in the sciences. We are also particularly interested in applicants with a commitment to mentorship and to increasing the diversity of the scientific workforce.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or M.D. degree with significant post-doctoral experience. Applicants should submit materials online at: Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, descriptions of current research (up to 2 pages) and future research program (up to 3 pages), a one-page summary of teaching interests and experience, a diversity statement, and three publications. Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website. Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November 1, 2017 to be assured full consideration. Administrative contact: Dianna Smith; Faculty contact: Keith Baar,  For more information on this position and UC Davis in general, please visit the following web site:

The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior 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


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