University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 95945



Working Title:
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related field and a broad vision to create internationally recognized, well-funded research programs.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
These faculty positions are tenure-track (junior) or tenured (mid-career or senior). Although applicants of any rank will be considered, we particularly encourage applicants at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. Candidates for a tenured position must possess a sustained record of professional achievement as indicated by outstanding research and publications, teaching, and other notable activities.

We particularly encourage applications in two areas: (1) individuals who use small molecule or chemical approaches to study important problems in biochemistry, or (2) individuals who use NMR, cryo-EM or other structural biology approaches in an integrative research program. We also will consider outstanding faculty applicants in other areas of biochemistry, including computational modeling and simulation, and development of novel techniques to study compelling problems in biochemistry.
Principal duties:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biochemistry ( invites applications for new faculty positions to build on its strength in biochemical research and technology and contribute to its multi-year hiring plan.

The Department provides outstanding support and a stimulating research environment within the highly collaborative research community at UW-Madison. User facilities available in the department to enable faculty research include animal care, biophysical and advanced microscopy instrumentation, electronic media and information technologies, and structural biology including cryo-electron microscopy, NMR and X-ray crystallography. Other excellent additional resources available nearby on campus include metabolomics, mass spectrometry, next-generation RNA and DNA sequencing, and high-throughput computing.

The University and Madison are working to create a diverse environment with ready access to cultural activities, outdoor pursuits, and stimulating neighbors and colleagues. The Department of Biochemistry is committed to increasing further the diversity of is employees, its programs, and curricula. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas in their research or teaching statements.

This position carries a commitment to the three functions of research, instruction, and outreach service as appropriate to the position and rank.

Principle Duties:

This is an academic (9-month) tenure-track (junior) or tenured (mid-career or senior) faculty position.

Principal duties to include:

1. Interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the department, across campus and broader community.

2. Teaching in the UW-Biochemistry undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

3. Contributions toward faculty governance and participation in outreach through university and professional service.

4. A leadership role to independently build on the Department's strength in biochemical research and technology.
  Additional Information
 The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and 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.

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

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
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:JANUARY 01, 2019
Number of Positions:2

Application must be received by: NOVEMBER 15, 2018
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 95945. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

Click the "Apply Now" button above, to start the application process.

As part of the online application, and in order to be considered for this position, applicants should upload the following documents: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae (CV), 3) a statement of research experience and interests with a description of current and planned research (3-5 pages), and 4) a statement of teaching interests (1-page). Contact information for three (3) references will be requested at the time of application.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is November 15, 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:
Veronica Pierce
Phone: 608-890-4702
433 Babcock Dr   
Fax: N/A
111 Biochemistry Labs   
Madison, WI 53706-1544   
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. )

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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.