University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 94503



Working Title:
Assistant or Associate Professor of Law - Precision Medicine Cluster Hire
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
J.D., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D. or Ph.D.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
We seek a candidate who shows scholarly promise, as evidenced by publications, works in progress, and/or a research plan. Applicants should have relevant experience such as teaching, legal practice, and/or a judicial clerkship. Applicants will preferably have experience working with, teaching or mentoring diverse groups and/or diverse students; contributing to a positive, inclusive and diverse environment.

New and junior faculty are encouraged to apply. Once hired, the Law School and University evaluate faculty members and determine advancement based on contributions in research, teaching, and service to the Law School, the university, and the profession. Candidates must meet criteria for a tenure-track faculty appointment at UW-Madison.
Principal duties:
Teach courses in the Law School and possibly other schools on the UW Madison campus.
Engage in research and public service expected of UW faculty members.
Actively participate and collaborate with other faculty in the human cancer genetics/precision medicine cluster on the UW-Madison campus; develop and work on initiatives of the cluster.
  Additional Information
 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus's interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence. We therefore seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense, and especially invite applications from minorities and women. We are an equal opportunity employer, and 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.

This faculty position is part of a new initiative to enhance the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus's studies on the genetics of human cancers, cancer pharmacogenomics, and the legal/ethical issues associated with genetic analyses of human patients, led by the recent establishment of the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine, and is part of a campus-wide cluster hire initiative in Human Cancer Genetics and Precision Medicine ( ). The University of Wisconsin-Madison, perennially ranked in the top 10 nationally for research expenditures, is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, translational and cross-disciplinary research.

The University of Wisconsin Law School is an integral part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It offers both JD and advanced law degrees, and enrolls students from around the U.S. and around the world. Madison is a city of lakes, frequently listed among the top ten places to live in the U.S. Further information about the law school is available at
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Department(s):LAW/LAW SCHOOL
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:AUGUST 19, 2019
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
All applicants must submit an application electronically through the Jobs at UW website: To begin the application process at, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload the following as one complete file upload:
1. CV - Required
2. Letter of Interest - Optional
3. List of References - Optional

Interested individuals are also strongly encouraged to participate in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Faculty Recruitment Services process. This process involves submitting a profile and other materials to the AALS Faculty Appointments Register. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their materials by August 8, 2018, but no later than September 24, 2018 so as to be considered for a first-round interview at the AALS Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C. (October 11 - October 13, 2018.) More information about the AALS recruitment process can be found at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through the consideration date of Sunday, September 30, 2018. The deadline for ensuring full consideration is Sunday, September 30, 2018; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Law School Appointments Committee
975 Bascom Mall   
Fax: N/A
5109 Law Building   
Madison, WI 53706-1399   
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. )

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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.  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.