Faculty Position in Medicine, Medical Sciences, and Public Health

University of California Davis

United States

Open Rank Faculty Position in Medicine, Medical Sciences, and Public Health

Job #JPF04676
  • MED:PHYSIOLOGY & MEMBRANE BIOL, MED INT MED - GENL MEDICINE, MED: BIOCHEM & MOLECULAR MED, MED: DERMATOLOGY, MED: DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY, MED: EMERGENCY MEDICINE, MED: FAM & COMM MEDICINE, MED: GENERAL PEDIATRICS, MED: NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY, MED: NEUROLOGY, MED: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, MED: OPHTHALMOLOGY, MED: ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, MED: OTOLARYNGOLOGY, MED: PHARMACOLOGY, MED: PHYS MED & REHAB, MED: PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES, MED: RADIATION ONCOLOGY, MED: SURGERY, MED: UROLOGY, MED:ANESTH & PAIN MEDICINE, MED:CELL BIOLOGY & HUMAN ANAT, MED:MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY & IMM, MED:PATHOLOGY & LAB MEDICINE, MED:PSYCHIATRY & BEHAV SCI / MEDICINE / UC Davis

Application Window

Open date: March 1st, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

As part of a campus-wide initiative to hire faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that will:

  • promote the success of underrepresented people in medicine (i.e., African American, Latino(a)(x)/Chicano(a)/Hispanic, and Native American/Indigenous populations), faculty, patients, and community;
  • address the needs of our increasingly diverse state; and
  • work to improve barriers preventing full participation of underrepresented people in higher education

UC Davis announces an open-rank (depending on area) faculty position in the School of Medicine. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong disciplinary background in medicine, medical sciences, or public health that will fit within one of the School’s following departments: https://health.ucdavis.edu/medschool/departments/index.html.

The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented people, 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. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equity, 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. With this in mind:

The initial screening of candidates will be based on the evaluation of the candidates’ Cover Letter and Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Applicants are strongly recommended to read the guidelines for writing a diversity statement before completing their application materials. The link is https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversitystatement.

Appointees to the Regular/In-Residence, Clinical or Adjunct series are required to conduct independent research indicated by high impact dissemination and publication. Faculty are expected to garner external funding to support their research, engage in teaching on a regular and substantial basis, and participate in University and public service. The selected candidate may be required to engage in direct inpatient and outpatient care, as applicable and based on medical discipline/sub-specialty.

Appointees in the Health Sciences Clinical series are expected to contribute with distinction in the areas of clinical care, teaching, mentoring of trainees’ scholarly and/or creative activities, and University and public service.

We encourage applications from candidates with a strong disciplinary background in any current or emerging area that will fit within one of the departments in the School of Medicine. Appointment will be on a fiscal year basis. Qualifications for this position are as follows:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D. or equivalent in a biomedical science-related discipline awarded by time of hire.
  • Experience or ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment.
  • Experience or ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • For clinicians: board certification and fellowship in specialty, as applicable, and eligibility for medical licensure in the State of California.

Additional Qualifications:
We desire applicants who have identified strengths and experiences in the following areas:

  • Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the school and the potential to attract extramural funding.
  • Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented people in medicine (i.e., African American, Latino(a)(x)/Chicano(a)/Hispanic, and Native American/Indigenous populations), 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:
For full consideration, applications must be completed by May 1, 2022. However, the position will remain open until filled through February 28, 2023. Application packages must be submitted online through https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF04676 and should include the following:

  • A one-page cover letter detailing their qualifications for this position, including how their professional interests will enrich and complement the School of Medicine
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement (if applicable)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity
  • Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy
  • Authorization to Release Information
  • 3 – 5 Letters of Recommendation

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 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.

Our Commitment
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by faculty who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our recently developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our new strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement.

The University
The University of California, Davis, is highly ranked in the nation and the world, according to influential university ranking publications like U.S. News and World Report, QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Ranking and the Princeton Review. UC Davis is positioned to be a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion in part because of its identity as a leader in health, teacher education, ethnic studies, agriculture, and engineering, among others. As a land grant research-intensive university in the most diverse state in the nation, UC Davis sits at the border of the rural and urban, within wealthy and impoverished communities, and where government and private industry co-exist. UC Davis’s commitment to social mobility is part of its DNA, which is to say that attention to issues of institutional diversity, systemic inclusion, and social equity are paramount to maintaining our relevance to our students, patients, employees, and community. The Principles of Community guide efforts to partner with business and community entities to better represent underserved populations.

Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. Livability.com ranks Davis the 3rd "Best City to Live in for STEM Workers" and 18th among the "Top 100 Best Places to Live" in the country. The University’s student population is approximately 35,500. The campus lies 14 miles west of Sacramento (the State capital), 72 miles northeast of San Francisco, 47 miles to the east of the famed Napa Valley and wine country, and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to multiple world-class research and academic institutions providing additional collaborative opportunities.

UC Davis School of Medicine
Our students are leaders who appreciate rigorous academic training balanced with hands-on experience and a strong desire to serve. Many of our faculty specialize in translational research, covering a wide range of areas, and are engaged in leading-edge, interdisciplinary collaborations within the UC Davis community and with other highly regarded institutions around the country.

Our school is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top schools in the nation for primary care training and research. Classrooms and lecture halls are directly across the street from UC Davis Medical Center, one of the nation’s premier teaching hospitals, and many of the university’s research laboratories are also on the Sacramento campus and equally convenient.

According the latest rankings published March 30, 2021, by U.S. News & World Report, the School of Medicine is ranked No. 4 for diversity among its student body. The impressive ranking is based on enrollment of underrepresented minority (URM) groups, defined as Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian /Alaskan Native or Asian Pacific Islander, and its comparison to the state’s demographics. The School of Medicine reported a total URM enrollment of 37.3% in 2020, the period considered for the ranking.

UC Davis Health
UC Davis Health is a major driver of economic prosperity in the Sacramento region and Northern California. According to a 2010 study, it generates more than $3.4 billion in annual economic output and more than 20,000 jobs. For every employee or dollar of output directly supported by UC Davis Health's operations, the Northern California economy gains an additional 1.1 jobs or $1.10 of output, respectively.

UC Davis Health harnesses the power of an entire university’s nationally-ranked resources and research to tackle the most pressing health care issues facing the world today. UC Davis Health’s clinicians and researchers include partners working in the nation’s best School of Veterinary Medicine, the nation’s best School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, one of the nation’s best Colleges of Biological Sciences, and one of the nation’s best Colleges of Engineering – all from within one of the top five ‘Best Public Universities’ in the entire United States.

The Medical Center is located in Sacramento, in the heartland of California. Sacramento is a vibrant, culturally diverse and rapidly growing city, with year-round temperate weather and easy access to San Francisco, the California coast, several wine regions including Napa and Sonoma, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra mountain ranges. Sacramento is known for being America's farm to fork capital and is also home to a major league sports team – the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D. or equivalent in a biomedical science-related discipline awarded by time of hire.
  • Experience or ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment.
  • Experience or ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • For clinicians: board certification and fellowship in specialty, as applicable, and eligibility for medical licensure in the State of California.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the school and the potential to attract extramural funding.
  • Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented people in medicine (i.e., African American, Latino(a)(x)/Chicano(a)/Hispanic, and Native American/Indigenous populations), 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

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04676

Help contact: jlrossi@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Sacramento, CA; Davis, CA
 


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