Assistant Professor in Applied Physiology

Aug 29, 2013 admin
Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Application period Aug 29, 2013 10:50 AM to
Oct 29, 2013 10:50 AM
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Applied Animal Physiology

The success of animal agriculture in California is influenced by the response of animals to production systems and animal management, disease, adverse environmental events and a changing climate. The Department is recruiting an Assistant Professor who will develop a competitively funded and internationally recognized research program focused on the physiological mechanisms used by animals to respond to varied environmental conditions in an area relevant to animal production, health, or well-being. The appointee will also participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, contribute to Departmental and University activities and undertake research and provide outreach relevant to stakeholders, consistent with the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station ( Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, preferably with post-doctoral experience, in animal physiology or a related field. They should also have a track record of research excellence, preferably in an area relevant to animal management systems.

This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science with teaching, research and outreach responsibilities. As part of the undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities the successful applicant will teach an undergraduate course in physiological biochemistry.

Faculty in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis create, develop and distribute basic and applied knowledge related to the biology and production of domestic animals, ranging in scope from the molecular to the ecosystem level ( Faculty members primarily conduct research related to animals used in agricultural production but also study wild, laboratory, and companion animal species. The Department has established strengths in physiology, systems modeling, nutrition, genetics, and sustainable livestock production and welfare. The Department trains over 1000 undergraduate students in majors including Animal Science and Animal Science and Management, and is home to over 70 graduate students in different Graduate Groups across campus.

The appointee will enjoy a competitive startup package with access to numerous animal and infrastructure resources and many collaborative opportunities within the Department and in other units including the Schools of Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine. Residents of Davis enjoy a tranquil University-town setting with a high standard of living in close proximity to the Napa Valley and San Francisco, the Pacific coast and the Sierra Nevada mountains.


Ph.D. or equivalent degree, preferably with post-doctoral experience in animal physiology or a related field. Applicants should demonstrate a track-record of research excellence, preferably in an area relevant to sustainable animal production, health or well-being.


Commensurate with experience within the Assistant Professor ranks at the University of California.


 The following materials must be submitted via the website in order for an application to be considered: 1) a curriculum vita, 2) reprints from up to three relevant publications, 3) academic transcripts if the terminal degree was received in the last 5 years, 4) a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, 5) a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, 6) names and contact information (including email address) for three professional references. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by June 1, 2013

Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor Russ Hovey, Chair of the Recruitment Advisory Committee, 2145 Meyer Hall, Department of Animal Science, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA  95616, (530) 752-1282, [email protected]

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.  We welcome applications from all qualified applicants including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Aug 29, 2013 10:50 AM to
Oct 29, 2013 10:50 AM


Department of Animal Science

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