University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 97210

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 08/06/19


Working Title:
Assistant Professor of Food Science (Fermentation)
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in Food Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
None beyond that required to obtain the required Ph.D. degree and area of specialization.
Principal duties:

Tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in fermentation sciences bridging basic science to the applied. Potential research areas include, but are not limited to: 1) microbial transformation of bioresources; 2) genetic manipulation or characterization of fermentation microflora; 3) fermentation applied to advancing human health or environmental conditions; and 4) dairy-related fermentation.

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, enriching learning and work environment for students, faculty and staff.

The position carries a commitment to resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.


Incumbent must:
1) develop a strong, independent, extramurally-funded research program;
2) teach an undergraduate course in food fermentation and develop an advanced graduate level course in his/her area of expertise;
3) develop collaborative relationships in research and instructional programs within Food Science and the University; and
4) contribute to outreach/extension and service functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies.
  Additional Information
 Review of applicants will begin September 2019.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individiuals 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, 2020
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: NOVEMBER 01, 2019
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 97210. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now".

Applicants should upload four separate documents: cover letter, CV, statement of interest or philosophy in research and teaching, and transcripts. Additionally, contact information for three references should be provided as they will be asked for letters of evaluation of the applicant.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 1, 2019, however position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Questions about the position can be directed to the department chair:
Dr. Scott Rankin
(608) 263-2008
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Scott Rankin
Phone: 608-263-2008
1605 Linden Dr   
Fax: N/A
105a Babcock Hall   
Madison, WI 53706-1519   
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.