UC Davis Center for Neuroscience
Davis, California
Assistant Professor faculty position in systems neuroscience
September 18 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine

Apply Here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03788

Center for Neuroscience and Department of Neurology

As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the Center for Neuroscience (CNS) in the College of Biological Sciences and the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis will invite applications for an Assistant Professor faculty position in systems neuroscience. We seek an outstanding candidate using cutting-edge approaches to understand local and/or long-range brain circuit function and dysfunction in animal models (candidates working with non-human primate models should apply to the following separate search: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03768). Candidates should be strongly motivated by the relevance of their research to neurologic diseases and should value the opportunity to work in close collaboration with both research and clinical faculty.  A Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent and postdoctoral experience in an appropriate discipline are required.

The successful applicant will be expected to have an active research program, a strong commitment to high quality teaching, the potential to attract extramural funding, and excellent potential for interactions/collaborations with existing faculty at the CNS and in the Neurology department.  In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education. The applicant’s accomplishments in innovative research and commitments to teaching should demonstrate their potential to develop into the future leaders of their fields. 

The successful applicant will hold an academic appointment in the School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and will contribute to the undergraduate teaching mission of the University as well as to the University-wide Neuroscience Graduate Program. Their laboratory will be housed in the Center for Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary research center that is home to more than 26 laboratories working collaboratively in all areas of neuroscience.  The neuroscience community at U.C. Davis is broad and extremely well integrated across campus, with exceptionally close and collegial interactions among between members of the Center and faculty from other campus institutes, departments, and graduate programs.

Application Requirements

Required materials include curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and experience (including information about previous activities mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, or other under-represented groups), copies of up to five representative publications and at least 3 letters of recommendation. All materials must be received by November 1, 2020, to be assured consideration.  The search will continue until the position is filled.  UC Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.We strongly recommend that all candidates visit our website (https://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/faculty-positions) dedicated to this search for additional information about how their application materials, including their Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will be assessed carefully by the Search Committee in the screening and review process. For questions regarding this process, please contact Professor Kimberley McAllister (kmcallister@ucdavis.edu) and Madhu Sharma (mssharma@ucdavis.edu).

Our Commitment

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students and faculty: [https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03788].

The University

UC Davis is a distinguished university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and 11th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 by Forbes Magazine as “The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges for Women.” Forbes has also ranked UC Davis as 52nd among the Best Employers for Diversity. Please review the full position description to learn more about acclaimed university and the notable rankings we have received regarding diversity, environmental sustainability, work-life balance, more: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03788