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Apply now Job no: 225850-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Food Science, Nutritional Science

Position Summary:

UW-Madison invites applicants for a full time, 9-month, tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. This newly-created position is supported by the Dairy Innovation Hub in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The Hub is an exciting new initiative at three of the leading UW agricultural schools (UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, and UW-River Falls) and fosters dairy research, education and outreach in the priority areas of Stewarding Land & Water Resources, Ensuring Animal Health & Welfare, Growing Farm Businesses & Communities, and Enriching Human Health and Nutrition. The position will support the "Enriching Human Health and Nutrition" priority area, and will have a tenure home within the Department of Nutritional Sciences. The vision for this priority area is to elucidate novel links between milk components and human health leading to new dairy product(s) for individuals across the human life cycle consistent with "personalized nutrition". The position carries a commitment to the three functions of research, instruction, outreach, and service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank. Additionally, as a Hub-supported position, the faculty member will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other Hub researchers, pursue Hub funding opportunities, and participate in Hub programs. For more information on the Dairy Innovation Hub ( and UW-Madison CALS Hub efforts ( please visit the websites.

Principal Duties:

The incumbent will perform research, teaching, and outreach in their area of expertise in ways that are relevant to dairy agriculture and related fields.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally competitive research program in the multidisciplinary area of nutrition and health, with focus on dairy and its components. The successful candidate will have expertise in conducting clinical human feeding studies to explore mechanisms involving physiologic, metabolic, or immunologic impacts of dairy products through the lifespan. The candidate will work independently and also within a collaborative research team to support the mission of the Dairy Innovation Hub.

The position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nutritional sciences. Teaching responsibilities will be commensurate with college expectations and consistent with the teaching loads of other departmental faculty.

The individual will be expected to facilitate interdisciplinary efforts and collaborative efforts within the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and federal labs.

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:

PhD in Nutritional Sciences or aligned fields

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Viable candidates will demonstrate a record of or potential for 1) individual and collaborative extramural grantsmanship (e.g., NIH, USDA, NSF) with publications in impactful journals; 2) undergraduate teaching; 3) support for education within a graduate program; 4) contribution to outreach, extension and service functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies; and 5) promoting an inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated communities.

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.



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Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 23, 2021


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 225850. Applications must be received through UW Madison's online application system.

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

Applicants should upload as separate documents:

  1. cover letter;
  2. CV;
  3. statement of research accomplishments/future goals (3 page limit);
  4. a combined statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1 page) and statement of diversity philosophy ( (as one PDF);
  5. electronic reprints of up to three recent articles (as one PDF).

Contact information for three references is required. References will be contacted to submit a letter of recommendation after initial screening has occurred.

For questions on the application process, contact Todd Schry in CALS Human Resources,, 608-890-1677.

Direct all questions pertaining to the position to Bill Omdahl in the Department of Nutritional Sciences,, (608) 262-2887.

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Bill Omdahl
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