Assistant or Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology (UW-Madison)

Madison, Wisconsin
Salary negotiable (academic 9 month appointment)
September 20 2019
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Assistant or Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position, or Associate level for exceptional candidates, beginning August 2020. We seek a candidate to develop an internationally-recognized research program in Evolutionary Biology. We are particularly interested in candidates who can address fundamental questions in evolutionary biology using data-rich genomics, computational, statistical, and/or mathematical approaches. Potential areas of expertise might include, but are not limited to, population genetics, population genomics, molecular evolution, physiological genomics, phylogenomics, functional genomics, computational genomics, conservation genomics, evo-devo, and eco-evolutionary genomics. Exceptional candidates outside these areas will also be considered. The candidate's research program may focus on any taxon or domain of life.

A Ph.D. in biology or related field and postdoc experience in evolutionary biology or related field is required prior to the start of the appointment. Expectations of the successful candidate include excellence in research and graduate training, engagement in collaborative research, establishment of an extramurally funded research program, University and professional service, public outreach, and skilled teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our goal is to hire an outstanding and collaborative individual with broad research interests and promise for intellectual growth.

The position is based in the Department of Integrative Biology, which has 19 regular faculty members and 62 graduate students, drawn from multiple interdepartmental graduate programs on campus. The department brings together faculty and research programs that span a wide range of interests, including behavioral neuroscience, developmental and cellular neuroscience, cell biology, developmental biology, animal behavior, ecology and evolution. The department offers a stimulating research environment as well as opportunities for collaborative research in other departments. Located at the nexus of four beautiful lakes, Madison, the state capital, consistently ranks among the top American cities for its quality of life. 

Additional information regarding the Department of Integrative Biology is available at The University of Wisconsin has an active and vibrant research community with ~37 biology departments and several biological research institutes. Faculty members conducting research in Evolutionary Biology across campus are listed here:

Interested candidates can apply for Job (PVL100601) at:

To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2019.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation. UW-Madison aims to fulfill its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background. Candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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