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Assistant Professor Bacteriology/Microbiology

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Midwest region
Closing date
Oct 13, 2021

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
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The Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in bacteriology/microbiology ( This is an academic (9-month) faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking candidates whose research addresses important questions at the forefront of microbiology in any domain of life. The candidate should place an emphasis on molecular mechanisms underlying their area of research. The position carries a commitment to the three functions of research, instruction, and outreach/service, as appropriate to the position and rank.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural & 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.

Degree and area of specialization: Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, or closely related field is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: At least 2 years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent required prior to start of faculty position. Teaching, including curriculum development, is beneficial as is evidence of ability to secure independent funding.

Principal duties: 1) Carry out a vigorous, collaborative, externally funded research program at the forefront of any modern area of microbiology in any domain of life. 2) Teach undergraduate, graduate, or professional students consistent with the tenure home department's teaching mission and portfolio. Provide support for education within graduate programs. 3) Contribute and participate in professional, university, and community service appropriate to rank. 4) Contribute to programs aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the department, college, and university. Promote an inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated communities.

Institutional statement on diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Application Procedures: Applicants should upload a single pdf that includes six items: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae (CV), (3) a statement of current and planned research (max 3 pages), (4) a statement of teaching interests (max 1 page), (5) a statement of past and planned future contributions to diversity and inclusion (max 1 page), and (6) names and contact information for three individuals who will serve as references. Please also arrange to have your three references submit their letters directly to by 10/15/2021.

To ensure full consideration, please apply by 10/15/2021. The position will remain open, and applicants may be considered until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through our online UW Job Application system by click "Apply Now" in the job link. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

NOTE: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).




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