Academic Neuropathologist Assistant/Associate Professor

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October 16 2020
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Full Time
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Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


University of California, Davis, Health System Sacramento, California

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine is seeking a dynamic academic neuropathologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in either the tenure-track LadderRank/In Residence series or the non-tenure track Clinical X series to grow clinical, teaching and creative programs within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and across the many neuroscience programs within UC Davis Health. Applicants with a career focus in either surgical pathology/clinical service or as a clinician-scientist pursuing translational research in neuropathology are encouraged to apply.

Academic appointees in the Regular tenure-track/In-Residence series are expected to build an independent externally funded translational research program in a focused area of neuropathology, teach, and engage in university and public service.

Appointees in the Clinical X series are expected to engage in teaching, clinical care, creative/scholarly activities as well as university and public service. The appointment will be based on academic record and career interest. Clinical duties are required and will chiefly involve neuropathology; other clinical duties, including surgical pathology may be assigned according to academic appointment, research commitment/funding, and training. An appointee in the clinical track will be expected to contribute to the research mission as a collaborator and/or intellectual leader of clinical projects in relevant areas of neuropathology that meet the expanded definition of scholarship for these tracks.

Both tracks require teaching that may include clinical, didactic, and small group teaching of housestaff, medical students, and graduate students; interdisciplinary conferences, and curriculum development. Percent of effort and focus varies based on academic track and external funding. We particularly value faculty who are committed to mentoring and educating students from the broadest possible cross-sections of their communities and countries.

Candidates must possess or be eligible for the following:



  • M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
  • Board certification/eligibility in anatomic pathology and neuropathology
  • California professional license or eligibility for licensure in the state of California is required
  • An outstanding record of research creativity, independence, and productivity
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain extramurally funded research programs
  • The ideal candidate will have strong clinical skills and interest infield
  • An appropriate record of accomplishment in clinical service, teaching and research to meet requirements for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the designated University of California's academic series (tenure-track/research-intensive or clinical tracks)
  • The ability to maintain a high level of service, work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment and interpersonal skills to build and maintain excellent relationships with medical and technical staff, trainees, and others are required
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures

    This recruitment is conducted at the assistant/associate rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant or associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

    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.

    For the full position description and to apply, visit This position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. Qualified applicants will upload (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Cover letter; (3) Authorization to Release Information, (4) Statements of clinical, teaching and research background; (5) A list of names and contact information for at least five professional references.

    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, welcoming, and inclusive environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, bullying or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis requires all candidates for tenured ladder rank faculty searches to complete, sign and upload the form entitled "Authorization to Release Information" into Recruit as part of their application. If the candidate 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.

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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