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Tenure-track faculty position – Emerging Frontiers in Biochemistry

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biochemistry
Madison, Wisconsin
Closing date
Oct 18, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology
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The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Madison welcomes applications for a tenure-track (junior) or tenured (mid-career or senior) faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Top candidates of any rank with a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and a strong interest in emerging frontiers of biochemistry are invited to apply. The successful applicant will join a dynamic faculty with broad interests in the biochemical sciences, including but not limited to nucleic acids, systems and synthetic biology, and chemical biology. The Department has built an exceptional scientific environment including cryo-EM, NMR, mass spectrometry, crystallography, biophysical instrumentation, microscopy, and animal care that is enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities on campus for high-throughput sequencing, computation, and others.

The Department of Biochemistry at UW–Madison is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity in cutting-edge research, education, and service to society. These values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching environment for all students, faculty, and staff. All faculty are expected to establish and sustain an independent, extramurally funded research program, advance an active publication portfolio, and contribute to an exceptional training environment for pre- and post-doctoral trainees. We particularly encourage applicants with ambitious plans for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sciences. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Viable candidates will demonstrate a record of or potential for 1) individual and collaborative extramural grantsmanship with publications in impactful journals; 2) undergraduate teaching; and 3) contribution to outreach, extension and service functions of the Department, College, University, and professional societies.

We encourage applicants of any rank. At the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, the candidate's qualifications must be sufficient to meet the requirements for tenure in the Department of Biochemistry, in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 263385. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.  Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

Applicants should upload the following information as a single pdf document: 

1)  a cover letter addressed to search chair, Dr. Aaron Hoskins, detailing your interest in and relevant experience for this position (1-page).

2)  a current curriculum vitae (CV)

3)  a diversity statement describing your past contributions and experiences with diversity in your prior work and your potential to support our commitment to diversity (1 page).

4)  a research statement describing your research experience and interests with a description of current and planned research (3-5 pages).

5)  a teaching statement describing your teaching beliefs and practices (1 page).

In addition, contact information for three references will be requested at the time of application and references will be contacted to submit a letter of recommendation.

We advise that applicants notify potential letter-writers in advance that letters will be required to the department by November 1, 2022, if the candidate is advanced to the next round of screening.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 15, 2022, however, the position will remain open, and applications may be considered until the position is filled.  Position expected to begin August 21, 2023.

Applicants can find relevant information about the Department of Biochemistry at

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