Tenure-track Faculty Position in Plant Genetics

Location
Madison, Wisconsin
Salary
Negotiable; 9-month academic appoinment
Posted
September 11 2019
Ref
99731
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Plant Genetics

The Department of Genetics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Genetics (PVL # 99731).  We seek a plant geneticist to complement our current strengths in plant science both in the Department of Genetics and at UW-Madison. Applicants working with model plants or crop species with strong potential for basic discoveries in genetics are encouraged to apply. The Department seeks scientists who study the genetic and molecular basis of fundamental aspects of inheritance or its phenotypic manifestations at the molecular, cellular and/or organismal levels. This position is part of a larger expansion of the Department of Genetics and the college to understand basic biological systems and discover applications of this knowledge in agriculture and human health.

The Department of Genetics and the Department of Medical Genetics comprise the Laboratory of Genetics, which offers a stimulating, intellectually diverse and collegial environment with research programs in model organism genetics and genomics, human genetics, evolutionary genetics, plant genetics and other areas of genetics. The Laboratory of Genetics excels at discovering fundamental biological mechanisms through interdisciplinary approaches made possible by a vibrant culture of collaboration. The Laboratory directs an NIH Graduate Training Grant in Genetics that has received continuous funding for 45 years. The University of Wisconsin - Madison is renowned for its strength in the life sciences and allied fields. Madison offers an exceptional quality of life in a beautiful landscape. Downtown and campus are bordered by lakes, and the city features thriving arts, music, and culinary communities. Madison routinely appears on a variety of lists of the most livable cities.

The successful applicant will develop a vibrant, independent, extramurally funded research program in genetics. Other responsibilities will include teaching courses in genetics and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D., at least two years of postdoctoral experience, demonstrated excellence in research, a strong interest in teaching, and a commitment to advocating for equity and diversity in STEM.

The position carries a commitment to the three functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.

Applications should be submitted through to https://jobs.wisc.edu by October 15, 2019 to ensure consideration, though review will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should click on the "Apply Now" button (PVL# 99731) and upload the following five items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) 3-page statement of research interests (3 pages), (4) statement of teaching interests (1 page) and (5) statement describing past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (up to 1 page). Applicants will be asked for contact information for three references.

Questions about the position can be directed to Patrick Masson: 608-265-2312; phmasson@wisc.edu.

The Department of Genetics seeks candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. UW-Madison is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 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 essential components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. Applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged.

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