Opening Faculty Position

Posted: 09.07.2017

Environmental/Biochemical/Molecular Toxicologist

Department of Environmental Toxicology

University of California, Davis


Title: Professor (open rank) of Environmental Toxicology. The Department of Environmental Toxicology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting a Professor (open rank) of Environmental Toxicology with a preferred emphasis in environmental toxicology, biochemical and molecular toxicology, mechanistic toxicology, toxicogenomics or systems toxicology. This is an academic-year (9-mo) tenure-track or tenured appointment, which includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station. Affiliation with the UC Davis Genome Center is possible for individuals with technology- or computation-driven programs. We are especially interested in individuals who have, or will establish, a strong and innovative program of fundamental through translational and/or applied research relevant to the mission of the Agricultural Experiment Station. We are actively seeking faculty who aspire to educate a student body rich in diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, first-generation college students, socioeconomic status, and academic interests.

Responsibilities:  The successful applicant is expected to have, or to develop, an independent, internationally-recognized and well-funded research program, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Environmental Toxicology curriculum such as introductory toxicology (ETX 101), mechanistic toxicology (ETX 214), molecular toxicology (ETX 278), or systems toxicology (new), to develop a course in their area of expertise, to train and supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and to collaborate with established programs within the university. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in toxicology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical biology, genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, or a related field. Preference will be given to those with postdoctoral experience. Demonstrated, or potential for, excellence of the applicant’s research program and experience, as judged by publication record, research funding and research recognition (awards), and suitability of the research to the AES mission. Demonstrated ability or potential for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: To apply, visit our website at

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4)

statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to environmental/biochemical/molecular toxicology, 7) statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) four letters of recommendation. Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor Michael S. Denison, Search Committee Chair, Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8588. Phone: (530) 752-3879; email: The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure full consideration please apply by Sunday, October 29, 2017.

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