Cancer Center Jobs

Tenured Professor (Associate or Full) in Cancer Biology

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

September 8, 2023
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, in the College of Biological
Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for tenured Professor at the
Associate or Full Professor level in Cancer Biology. Candidates whose research focuses on
fundamental questions in cancer biology at the molecular, cellular, and/or organismal level
investigated through laboratory and computational approaches are encouraged to apply. We are
particularly interested in candidates whose research augments existing cancer-related research
in the department including but not limited to approaches tackling modern problems in
metabolism, cell death, immunotherapy, microbiome, inflammation, and chromosome biology. We
seek candidates who 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 at the tenured Associate or Full Professor, depending on experience and
qualifications, in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (College of Biological
Sciences) with a joint appointment in a suitable department of the School of Medicine and
membership in the Molecular Oncology Program of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The successful applicant will be holder of a renewable appointment to the Albrecht Endowed
Chair in Basic Science. Applicants must have earned a PhD or equivalent with significant postdoctoral
experience and independent research experience in cancer 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.

Minimum qualifications
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent with significant post-doctoral experience and a
track record of productive independent research with a strong history of current and past funding
by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Additional qualifications
• Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the
• A vibrant research program with strong extramural funding.
• Evidence of 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 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
Applicants should submit materials online at: Please
include a cover letter, curriculum vitae summarizing experience and achievements, 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). Finalists will be asked to arrange to have four supporting letters submitted online at the
above website and provide the names of four individuals who can be regarded as being arm’s
length from individuals, i., who have no history of collaboration or mentor relationship with the

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 Chairs, Dr. Satoshi Namekawa at [email protected] or Dr. Stephen
Kowalczykowski 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
web site:


Our Commitment
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:

The University
UC Davis is one the largest life science-oriented campuses in the nation with many highly
ranked programs in biology and medicine. The university has over $1B in extramural funding
and is successfully concluding a $2B fundraising campaign. 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.