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Tenure-Track Investigators (Oncology: Breast, Lung, Aerodigestive, Phase I)

University of California, Davis, Davis, California

Position Description:

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, is recruiting up to three full-time faculty in the Regular, In Residence or Clinical Investigator series as an Associate Professor or Full Professor in the specialty area of Breast, GI, Lung cancer and/or early phase therapeutic development, in Sacramento, CA. For exceptionally qualified candidates, appointment to the Regular series (tenure) and/or an Albert Holmes Rowe Endowed Chair of Genetics III is possible. The University of California, Davis is a comprehensive campus that is consistently ranked amongst the top public universities in the nation and possesses a highly collaborative culture. Resources necessary to facilitate success have been allocated for each position.


Eligible candidates must possess an M.D. or Ph.D. (or M.D., Ph.D.) degree and be board certified by the ABIM in medical oncology (+/- hematology). A Phase 1 investigator certified in hematology alone would also be considered.   Candidates must also be eligible for medical licensure in the state of California to fulfill criteria for appointment at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level.  Experience in, and the ability to teach medical students, residents, and fellows as well as experience caring for medical oncology patients is required.  The ability and experience to conduct scholarly/clinical/translational research is required.  Evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding and/or administering clinical trials is highly desirable. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required. A record of peer reviewed publications is required.

The successful candidate will engage in high impact oncology clinical translational research and have a strong record of publications, scientific accomplishments, peer recognition, and interest in interdisciplinary research supported by extramural funding. Clinical care will focus on oncology patients with breast, GI, or thoracic tumors and/or early phase therapeutic development. For exceptionally qualified candidates, there is potential for a leadership role within the Division of Hematology Oncology and/or the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, and demonstrated ability to build research teams and conduct collaborative science, that may include innovative investigator-initiated clinical trials.

The preferred applicant should have the ability to implement and collaborate in multidisciplinary research and should provide evidence of having the ability to collaborate across and between institutions, nationally and internationally. In addition, experience in the management of personnel and budget is desired.

This recruitment is conducted at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank. The appointed rank will depend on the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

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 and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions.  The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant 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.  Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should upload a CV, cover letter, names and contact information of 5 references, a statement to diversity, and a signed authorization to release information form, online at .

Additional application requirements for endowed chair candidates are to provide: 1) Statement of research, 2) Statement of teaching, 3) Documented experience in university service and oncology patient care.

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 31st, 2018. However, this position will be open until filled through June 30, 2019.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.