The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, in the College of Biological
Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for an Assistant Professor
(tenure-track) in Microbial Biology. The search will be broad and open to elicit applications from
a diverse pool of applicants. We aim to recruit an individual with research interests that
complement and augment existing areas of excellence in the department, who has deep interest
in academic teaching and mentoring and will contribute to diversity and equity in higher
education through their teaching, research, and service, and who will create a climate that
attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders.
Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor in the
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (College of Biological Sciences). Applicants
must have earned a PhD or equivalent with significant post-doctoral experience in Microbial
Biology. Participation in department, college, and university service as a member of UC Davis
Division of the Academic Senate is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent with significant post-doctoral experience in
• Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the
Department and has the prospect of strong extramural funding.
• Evidence of commitment or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity,
equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities,
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.
Applicants should submit materials online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05986. Please
include a cover letter, curriculum vitae summarizing experience and achievements (max. 8
pages), statement of research accomplishments and plans (3-5 pages), statement of teaching
experience and philosophy (1-2 pages), and statement of potential to advance diversity, equity,
and inclusion (1-2 pages). Awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues, as well as
past contributions and future plans concerning DEI activities that are documented in the
application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit
for guidelines about
writing a DEI statement and why one is requested. Applicants should also arrange to have three
referees submit supporting letters online at the above website. Applicants may choose to ask an
optional, fourth referee to submit a letter; note that applications containing fewer than 3 letters of
recommendation will not be reviewed. In addition, applicants may submit 1-3 publications that
best represent their scholarship (preprints or manuscripts under review are acceptable).
For full consideration, applications must be completed by October 17, 2023
; however, the position will
remain open until filled through September 4, 2024. Feel free to contact the Search Committee
Chair, Dr. Scott Dawson at [email protected]
with any questions about the search or
position. The administrative contact is Olivia Gilbertson, [email protected]
. For more
information on the position, the department and UC Davis in general, please visit the following
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:
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and is successfully concluding a $2B fundraising campaign. The university is consistently
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