Biochemistry Faculty, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
Negotiable; Academic (9 months)
October 17 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biochemistry ( invites applications for two new Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor faculty positions to build on its strength in biochemical research and technology and contribute to its multi-year hiring plan.

Each faculty position is an academic (9-month), tenure-track (junior) or tenured (mid-career or senior), which requires a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related field. We seek ambitious individuals with broad vision who will create internationally recognized, well-funded research programs. Although applicants of any rank will be considered, we particularly encourage applicants at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. Candidates for a tenured position must possess a sustained record of professional achievement as indicated by outstanding research and publications, teaching, and other notable activities.

We particularly encourage applications in two areas: (1) individuals who use small molecule or chemical approaches to study important problems in biochemistry, or (2) individuals who use NMR, cryo-EM or other structural biology approaches in an integrative research program. We also will consider outstanding faculty applicants in other areas of biochemistry, including computational modeling and simulation, and development of novel techniques to study compelling problems in biochemistry.

The Department provides outstanding support and a stimulating research environment within the highly collaborative research community at UW-Madison. User facilities available in the department to enable faculty research include animal care, biophysical and advanced microscopy instrumentation, electronic media and information technologies, and structural biology including cryo-electron microscopy, NMR and X-ray crystallography. Other excellent additional resources available nearby on campus include metabolomics, mass spectrometry, next-generation RNA and DNA sequencing, and high-throughput computing.

The University and Madison are working to create a diverse environment with ready access to cultural activities, outdoor pursuits, and stimulating neighbors and colleagues. The Department of Biochemistry is committed to increasing further the diversity of is employees, its programs, and curricula. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas in their research or teaching statements.

Each position carries a commitment to the three functions of research, instruction, and outreach service as appropriate to the position and rank.

Successful candidate(s) will interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the department, across campus and broader community, will teach undergraduate and graduate students in the Biochemistry curriculum, and will provide contributions toward faculty governance and participation in outreach through university and professional service, and will have a leadership role to independently build on the Department's strength in biochemical research and technology.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 95945. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

Click the "Apply Now" button above, to start the application process.

As part of the online application, and in order to be considered for this position, applicants should upload the following documents: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae (CV), 3) a statement of research experience and interests with a description of current and planned research (3-5 pages), and 4) a statement of teaching interests (1-page). Contact information for three (3) references will be requested at the time of application.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is November 15, 2018, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.