Academic Neuropathologist

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October 13 2018
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The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California (UC) Davis, School of Medicine is seeking a dynamic academic physician-investigator for a full-time position in the Assistant/Associate/Professor, Regular/In Residence (50%/50%) series, to provide clinical service and teaching in neuropathology, and who can develop an independent hypothesis-based research program in an area of neuroscience, such as Alzheimer's disease or other neurodegenerative conditions, autism/neurodevelopmental disorders, neoplastic neuropathology. The expectation is that the candidate will spend approximately 30-50% clinical service and teaching and 50-70% research. Clinical duties will focus on surgical and autopsy neuropathology, though other subspecialty areas of anatomic pathology also could be considered based on the candidate's training and interests. Teaching duties may include clinical, didactic, laboratory and small group teaching of housestaff, medical students, graduate students, and students in other health professional programs, and participation in interdisciplinary clinical conferences.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on the many neuroscience strengths in the department, UC Davis Health and UC Davis campus, including an established program in neuropathology, strong collaborative relationships with the Alzheimer Disease Center, MIND Institute, the Institute for Regenerative Medicines, Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the campus' Center for Neuroscience, Center for Comparative Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, the California National Primate Center, and more.

Requirements include MD or MD/PhD, board-eligible or certified in anatomic pathology and neuropathology, with an appropriate record of accomplishment in clinical service, teaching and research to meet requirements for appointment at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level (50% Tenure Track / 50% In Residence). Licensure to practice medicine in California is required. The candidate must have successfully completed a neuropathology fellowship by July 1, 2019, or have two to five years' experience in a clinical or academic setting that includes teaching and research that would meet requirements for appointment at the Assistant/Associate/full Professor level. Other required skills include the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, and the ability to build and maintain productive professional relationships with medical and technical staff, trainees, and others. Preferred requirements include current and active research grants with salary support and/or transferrable research projects in an area of neuroscience, such as Alzheimer's disease or other neurodegenerative conditions, autism/neurodevelopmental disorders, and/or neoplastic neuropathology.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 17, 2018; however, the position will be open until filled, but no later than June 30, 2019. Qualified applicants should apply at Please submit the following documents in pdf version: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Cover letter; (3) Statement of teaching experience; (4) Statement of Research experience and interests; (5) Statement of contributions to diversity; (6) List of names and contact information for at least five references; 7) Reference Check Authorization Form.

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 finalists for tenured positions. 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 for assistant/associate/full professor 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 positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

The UC Davis School of Medicine is part of the UC Davis Health System, which is also comprised of the UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network. UCDHS has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion; UC Davis is an established leader in the use of telecommunications and information technology to advance health. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the SOM among the top 50 medical schools in the nation.
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