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 Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity

The Department of Academic Personal, at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine is recruiting for an Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity (80%) and an appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level in the HSCP, Clinical X, or In Residence (20%).

The Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity will report directly to the Associate Dean for Academic Personnel, School of Medicine, and a dotted line relationship to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The Associate Dean will be charged with developing and implementing strategies designed to enhance the recruitment of diverse faculty from under-represented groups in medicine and biomedical sciences (UGMBS) and work toward increasing retention and advancement of faculty. The Associate Dean will also be responsible for overseeing faculty development efforts by working closely with program directors, departmental leadership and faculty to asses needs, develop programming, and evaluate strategies to support the advancement of faculty diversity and professional development.

The Associate Dean will promote an inclusive workplace culture that recognizes and value a diverse and equitable environment for faculty. In addition, the Associate Dean will be charged with examining policies and procedures that impact faculty recruitment, development, retention and related programs. It will also be the responsibility of the Associate Dean to develop measures that will gauge the impact of policies on recruitment and retention of diverse faculty members and to report on these findings to the Associate Dean for Academic Personnel and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and institutional stakeholders.


Faculty Development
• Evaluate each department and center to determine what gaps in faculty development programming are missing or underdeveloped.
• Maintain ongoing dialogue with department chairs and programmatic leaders regarding department-specific faculty developmental needs.
• Compare existing faculty development efforts to national discussions that identify current trends and needs of faculty populations.
• Lead the design and roll-out of faculty development programs that foster career progression, leadership and personal development, aligned with the University’s mission of equity and access.
• Support program activities, including Women in Medicine and Health Science (WIMHS), Inter-professional Teaching Scholars, Mentoring Academy and Early/Mid Career Leadership Programs. The WIMHS and Mentoring Academy program directors will report directly to the Associate Dean.
• Work with department chairs, center directors and Associate Dean for Academic Personnel to facilitate and manage faculty-related issues, and to foster an environment of academic and clinical excellence, collaboration, and inclusiveness.
• Identify existing efforts to develop and enhance an experience of inclusion for new faculty hires and explore unmet needs of new hires, and test ways to systematically and creatively meet those needs.
• Integrate diversity and inclusion within the entire portfolio of faculty development programs that will help build the working and learning environment toward inclusion excellence.
• Develop systems to monitor use and impact of faculty development programs at the individual, department and programmatic level.
• Design, plan, develop and implement faculty development topics that specifically target UGMBS faculty and their unique needs.
• Collaborate with the Mentoring Director to incorporate and/or roll-out mentor development programs with the Mentoring Academy.
• Coordinate regular minority faculty needs assessment surveys that measure professional development satisfaction, mentoring, community networking and climate.
• Conduct exit interviews with all faculty, specifically UGMBS faculty, to assess reasons for departure.

Faculty Diversity
• Develop and implement strategic planning to enhance overall faculty diversity at UCDHS, and serve as content expert who will assist department chairs and division chiefs as they develop and implement their own strategic plans to enhance faculty diversity.
• Participate in all faculty searches as a diversity advisor, or assign a designee, to ensure a diverse applicant pool is considered, the screening and search process is fair and equitable, and cognitive errors are avoided.
• Design, develop and implement advanced search training/facilitation programs (coaching) for departmental diversity advocates, search chairs and committees.
• Train faculty search members to serve as diversity advocates and experts in the search process.
• Oversee data collection, analysis and presentation of diversity metrics in faculty searches.
• Design, plan, develop and implement training workshops in unconscious bias for all faculty involved in search committees.
• Monitor and track the impact of unconscious bias training.
• Monitor and track departmental diversity efforts and outcomes which will be reported to the Associate Dean of Academic Personnel and the AVC of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on a biannual basis, and annually to the Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences/Dean of the School of Medicine.
• Oversee the Advisory Committee on UGMBS Faculty Advancement.
• Augment institutional support for scholarship outside of UCDHS, e.g. AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar.
• Work closely with the WIMHS program director to further advance the outreach and success of the program.
• Establish relationship with targeted academic institutions with a high percentage of URM residents, fellows, postdoctoral fellows, graduates and junior faculty (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Hispanic Centers of Excellence, etc.).
• Coordinate with department chairs and division chiefs to develop a Visiting Professor Program and proactively solicit opportunities to provide grand rounds, lectures at these targeted institutions.
• Design, plan, develop and implement a recruitment and retention toolkit that specifically addresses UGMBS faculty that will serve as a guide for department leadership.
• Participate in the re-design and implementation of a UC Davis School of Medicine faculty development and recruitment website.
• Participate in the planning and development of Academic Life Cycle software which will facilitate the application of all candidates, with special emphasis on facilitating applications of minority candidates.
• Ensure the capability of the Life Cycle software to capture self-reported race and ethnicity.


The candidate must have earned an MD or PhD in a relevant field; be eligible for faculty appointment in the UC Davis School of Medicine; have at least three years of demonstrated experience in leading or managing educational programs at a university; demonstrate commitment to the value of diversity in faculty, strong communication skills; and the ability to represent the School of Medicine at the local, state, national, and international level.

The preferred candidate will also have experience in recruitment, development, utilization, and retention of faculty; experience in being a spokesperson and advocate for fairness in the recruitment and appointment process; demonstrated commitment to improving the atmosphere for diverse faculty.

Qualified applicants should upload, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references online at

For full consideration, applications should be received by March 16, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled through May 15, 2015.
The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

California National Primate Research Center Director

The University of California, Davis seeks a dynamic and accomplished individual to lead the California National Primate Research Center. The Director of the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) will provide vision, direction, and leadership for one of the nation’s foremost nonhuman primate research centers whose focus is on advancing research and health through innovative and collaborative approaches to solving complex biomedical research challenges. The Director of the CNPRC will have an internationally recognized research program and a proven record of administrative leadership.

Founded in 1905, the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is the premier land-grant public research university home to about 33,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UC Davis is uniquely positioned to address the complex challenges facing humans, animals and their environment with collaborative programs that engage faculty across comprehensive health systems for both humans and animals, and 13 specialized research centers. The campus is home to highly-regarded Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and Arts and Letters, among others. The University is ranked ninth among public research universities nationwide, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report, and the National Science Foundation ranks UC Davis 15th in the nation in research funding among public universities and 22nd among public and private universities. Annual research awards reached $750 million in 2012.

The CNPRC is one of seven national centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with an annual base grant of $12 million and an annual operating budget of $40 million. Currently in its 53rd year of operation, the CNPRC’s central mission is to provide support for scientists with broad scientific interests who incorporate nonhuman primates in key aspects their research, including interdisciplinary collaborations, state of the art facilities, and expertise in the ethical use of nonhuman primates. The CNPRC is also a national resource for biologic and genetic materials, and normative data to support nonhuman primate-related research.

In addition to maintaining highly visible research programs, the CNPRC Director will provide leadership, oversight, and management of fiscal, operational, and policies of the CNPRC’s research enterprise. S/he will develop and implements long- and short-range strategic plans in collaboration with the CNPRC Research Advisory Committee. The Director also serves as a liaison to the NIH and to national scientific communities to encourage collaborations focused on significant biomedical problems affecting human health and will serve as a spokesperson and advocate promoting the public image of the CNPRC.

The  Director of the California National Primate Research Center will be expected to address a set of key opportunities and challenges, including setting and executing a strategic vision and direction for of the CNPRC; identifying and promote impactful interdisciplinary research initiatives; enhancing opportunities for new collaborations campuswide, nationally, and internationally; recruiting, retaining, and supporting top-notch faculty and staff; and effectively managing existing resources and leverage new resources to enhance research infrastructure.

UC Davis will search nationally for the most qualified candidates. The selected candidate will have a DVM, MD, and/or PhD or combination of these degrees, an academic record commensurate with appointment to a Full Professor in the Regular (Ladder Rank) series in an appropriate academic department, and a broad understanding of modern biomedical science and commitment to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities.

For full consideration, applications should be received by January 28, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2015. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be submitted to

Associate Director, Basic Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center and
Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in Basic Science

The University of California, Davis Health System seeks a successful leader to serve as the Associate Director, Basic Sciences of the Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCDCCC). As the only comprehensive cancer center in the region, and one of only 41 centers to receive the NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status, the UCDCCC is a leader in cancer research and biotechnologies used for the personalized treatment of patients and offers a broad spectrum of clinical specialties. The recruitment of the Associate Director for the UCDCCC is critical to its growth and expansion, and will have a lasting impact on the UC Davis Health System as a whole. The new Associate Director will be expected to have a preeminent record of research and scholarship, as well as the administrative capacity to lead the UCDCCC to new levels of excellence. In addition to the critical role s/he will play within the UCDCCC, the successful candidate will also contribute to the developing strength in the area of human genomics and will work closely with the UC Davis Genome Center, which integrates experimental and computational approaches to address key problems at the forefront of genomics, as well as the emerging Advanced Translational Genomics Center.

UC Davis Health System (UCDHS) has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion. UCDHS comprises the UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the UCDCCC 34th amongst the top cancer hospitals in the country, and the SOM 16th in primary care and 40th in research amongst the top medical schools in the nation. UC Davis ranks ninth amongst the best public universities in the country.

The successful Associate Director will build on the research strengths of the UCDCCC, and will continue to grow strong partnerships within the SOM and with the many other centers of strength in the biological sciences present on the campus. In particular, the Associate Director will be expected to:

•    Continue the steep upward trajectory of success and impact in basic science research at the UCDCCC.
•    Leverage the emergent genomics platform to the benefit of the UCDCCC.
•    Recruit, retain, and mentor the next generation of cancer research faculty.
•    Unite existing cancer researchers around a common vision for the UCDCCC.
•    Further capitalize on the unique resources across the UC Davis campus and Health System.
•    Develop additional external relationships.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D, or equivalent, and have a balanced record in research and administration. S/he must meet the requirements for appointment as an associate or full professor in the Regular (Ladder-Rank) series at the University of California and have a research record commensurate with holding the Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in Basic Science.

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 11, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2015. More information can be found on the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the same website. Electronic submission of materials is required.

David Bellshaw, Bernie Jones, and Courtney Wilk
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905

Director, UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine

School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director, UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine ( ). The Director will hold a joint administrative and professorial appointment in appropriate departments of the School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine.

The Center is a cooperative venture between the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine that is housed in a fully equipped research building with an active funding portfolio of over $97,000,000.  Research programs of the 10 core faculty within the Center focus on the pathogenesis of human disease using experimental animal models, with an emphasis on infectious disease. Current areas of investigation include:  1) viral and bacterial diseases [AIDS, Lyme disease, salmonellosis, cytomegalovirus disease, influenza, Helicobacter pylori, tuberculosis]; 2) vaccine and anti-viral drug development; and 3) cancer biology. As part of its animal modeling mission, the Center oversees the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program ( The Center is also strongly integrated with programs at the adjacent California National Primate Research Center.

The Director is responsible for developing and continuing the vision of this unique partnership between the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine focused on interdisciplinary approaches to animal models of human disease. Responsible for management of the Center; specific responsibilities include: [1] administration of the overall program and facilities of the Center, [2], integration of the Center into the teaching, research and service programs of the two Schools, [3] design and implementation of a development program, [4] participation in instructional programs of the two Schools, and [5] other activities related to integrating the Center into the larger UC Davis research mission. In addition, the successful candidate must maintain an active, extramurally funded animal model-based disease research program.

The University of California is one of the largest and most renowned centers of higher education in the world. The faculty of the University are internationally known for their distinguished academic achievements. UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities in research funding. The campus lies adjacent to the city of Davis, 14 miles west of Sacramento, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. The city of Davis has a population of 63,000 and is situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. The University’s student population is approximately 32,000.

Candidates must have [1] MD, DVM, PhD  or combination of these degrees; [2] a broad understanding of modern biomedical science; [3] demonstrated administrative/leadership skills; [4] an active and distinguished research record in the use of animal models to elucidate the mechanisms, prevention and/or treatment of human disease; [5] demonstrated excellence in teaching; [6] a nationally recognized reputation for career achievement and leadership; and [7] experience in the acquisition of extramural funding, including active development of programmatic grants,  and a commitment to work in securing additional funding for the programs of the Center. The Director is expected to qualify for and be appointed as a tenured Professor in an appropriate department in the School of Medicine and/or the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three professional references to Christine Herkenrath, Assistant Director, Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8734 [; telephone: 530-752-1245; fax: 530-752-7914]. Nominations should be sent to the same address. For full consideration please submit by February 1, 2013; position open until filled.

UCD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a campus climate that embraces diversity.