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Assistant Professor of Livestock Clinical Pharmacology (tenure track)
University of California

Date Posted Aug. 17, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Livestock Clinical Pharmacology (tenure track)
University University of California
Davis, CA, United States
Department VM: Medicine and Epidemiology
Application Deadline Sep. 22, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Large Animal Medicine

The Department of Medicine and Epidemiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis is recruiting for an Assistant Professor of Livestock Clinical Pharmacology position.


Required: Veterinarian (DVM or equivalent); advanced training in veterinary clinical pharmacology; board certification or credentials accepted by the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology; demonstrated aptitude and experience in estimating extra label drug use and contaminant withdrawal intervals for livestock, advising on extra label drug use legalities, equine and food animal clinical pharmacology, and teaching.

Preferred: PhD or equivalent degree, or advanced research training and board certification or credentials accepted by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal Internal Medicine).

Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.


Research: Documentation of a creative, focused and productive research program in livestock clinical pharmacology with an emphasis on residue avoidance and human food safety is a fundamental and indispensable requirement of the position, including publication of results in professional/scientific journals. If the successful candidate has research interests aligned with the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and its mission-oriented
research, a split appointment as an Agronomist in the AES is possible.

Teaching: Responsibilities include: 1) participation in lectures, discussion sessions and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum; 2) participation in the graduate academic programs (MS and PhD) of the campus; 3) participation and mentorship in the training of graduate students and human pharmacists specializing in veterinary pharmacy; 4) participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH. The position does not include a clinical effort assignment in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means is expected. In addition, this position will be responsible for providing professional services advising veterinarians, producers, and regulatory officials regarding extra-label drug use and drug and contaminant residue depletion and being the Director of the Western Region for the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank Program and the Veterinary Drug Residue Laboratory.

Professional Competence: Will advance the discipline of livestock clinical pharmacology within the School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as locally and nationally, through participation and leadership in providing professional services advising veterinarians, producers, and regulatory officials. Expected to establish reputation for excellence locally, regionally, and nationally.


To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by September 22, 2023; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement summarizing the applicant’s creative scholarship/research program or interests; 4) a statement of clinical and didactic teaching philosophy; 5) the names and addresses of four professional references; and 6) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; and 7) Authorization to Release Information form. Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program:

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities in research funding. The city of Davis has a population of 65,000 and the University’s student population is approximately 36,000. 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. Faculty in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis have opportunities to collaborate with other clinicians and researchers in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, the School of Medicine, the Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials, the Comparative Pathology Laboratory, the Center for Comparative Medicine, the One Health Institute, the California National Primate Research Center, the Cancer Center, the Center for Equine Health and the Center for Companion Animal Health, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, as well multiple academic institutions in the San Francisco Bay area.

  • The University of California, Davis and the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. UC Davis supports family friendly recruitments:

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Contact Information

  • Pamela Mazanet
    VM: Medicine and Epidemiology
    University of California-Davis
    One Shields Ave.
    2108 Tupper Hall
    Davis, CA 95616
  • (530) 752-1363
  • (530) 752-0414


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