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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 99833-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Tenure Track Position in Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. This is an academic (9-month) faculty position.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural & 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.

Principal Duties:

The Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ( invites applications for a faculty position in bacteriology/microbiology at the Assistant Professor level. The Department is seeking candidates whose research is at the forefront of any area of microbiology with an emphasis broadly on molecular mechanism in any domain of life. The University and Department provide an excellent environment for the development of an outstanding research program. The position carries a commitment to the three functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as appropriate to the position and rank. Thus, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded, independent research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in university service.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least 2 years of postdoctoral experience required prior to start of faculty position.

Additional Information:

The Department of Bacteriology is seeking candidates whose research is at the forefront of any area of microbiology with an emphasis broadly on molecular mechanism. We provide an excellent environment for the development of an outstanding research program and a vibrant place to learn and teach. The Department promotes diversity by engaging people with widely differing backgrounds, talents, perspectives, and styles.

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.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (, under job number 99833.

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

Applicants should upload a single pdf that includes five items: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of current and planned research (max 3 pages), a statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for three individuals who will serve as references. Please also arrange to have your three referees submit their letters directly to by 10/31/2019.

To ensure full consideration, please apply by 10/31/2019. The position will remain open and applicants may be considered until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted through our online UW Job Application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.


Charles Kaspar
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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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