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Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 77087



Working Title:
Professor - Living Environments Laboratory Theme Area
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. or related terminal degree required. Specializations in virtual reality, visualization and/or perception are specifically sought. Successful candidates may have preparations in any of the following areas: Computer Science; Industrial, Biomedical or other Engineering; Human Computer Interaction; Library and Information Studies; Nursing; Public Health; Medical Informatics; Industrial Design; Psychology or related field.
Candidates are required to qualify for a tenure track appointment in one University department.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Post-doctoral research experience and teaching experience preferred but not required. Candidates for tenured appointment must have a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Principal duties:
The candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent research program; attract and maintain extramural funding for their research program in the Living Environments Laboratory; teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses; develop new course(s) in their area of expertise as appropriate; supervise graduate and postgraduate research; participate in faculty governance activities in the department, college and/or University; and actively engage with the national and international scientific community.

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery ( is a public, transdisciplinary research institute at the University of WisconsinÂżMadison. The institute is situated in a public-private partnership with the private, non-profit Morgridge Institute for Research and hosts eight research themes: The Center for Complexity and Collective Computation, Core Computational Technology, Systems Biology, Epigenetics, BIONATES, Games+Learning+Society, Optimization, and the Living Environments Laboratory (LEL).

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is an exciting opportunity for creative applicants to work in a multi-disciplinary environment while pursuing independent research in a state-of-the-art facility. This venture requires candidates who will boldly participate in the shaping WID through their participation in the Living Environments Laboratory.

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for faculty openings in the Living Environments Laboratory ( The LEL is a multidisciplinary lab that uses advanced and 3D visualizations to explore scientific, clinical and aesthetic research questions and applications including perception and visualization, human decision making and behavior as well as natural interfaces in virtual reality environments. A primary tool for researchers in the LEL is a fully immersive six-sided virtual reality CAVE. LEL's goals are to advance the science of immersive virtual reality, advance the art and science of design, and create innovative technologies. LEL provides the spaces and computational power to observe and imagine new possibilities for human behavior and scientific discovery. Successful candidates will occupy a new state-of-the-art and centrally located research facility specifically designed to spark and support cross-disciplinary collaborations. Each candidate will interview both with the LEL theme members and the department of the University that most appropriately matches their experience and interests.
  Additional Information:
 Full time salary basis may be C (academic) or A (annual) depending on divisional policy of tenure home.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:FEBRUARY 01, 2014
Number of Positions:3

Application must be received by: JANUARY 01, 2014
Candidates must apply on the following web site:
Documents must be submitted in PDF format, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests (up to 3 pages), a
research statement (up to 3 pages), three publications, and names and contact information (name, address, telephone and e-mail) of three persons knowledgeable of the applicant's research, leadership and/or teaching abilities whom we may contact for letters.
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #77087 to:
Kendra Jacobsen
Phone: 608-316-4327
333 N Randall Ave
Fax: N/A
Madison, WI 53715-1003
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

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We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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