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Apply now Job no: 231853-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Biochemistry ( at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a new faculty position to build on its strength in biochemical research. This position is central to our multi-year hiring plan in the broad topic areas of in vivo biochemistry, imaging, and complex biosystems. The successful applicant will be expected to create an ambitious, internationally recognized, well-funded research programs while furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sciences.

The Department provides outstanding support and a stimulating research environment within the highly collaborative research community at UW-Madison. The successful applicant will join a dynamic faculty with broad interests in the biochemical sciences, including structural biology, metabolism, imaging, cell and molecular biology, nucleic acids, synthetic and systems biology, chemical biology, and computational modeling. The scientific environment at UW-Madison is enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities for high-throughput sequencing, computation, microscopy, cryo-EM, NMR, mass spectrometry, crystallography, animal care, and small-molecule screening.

The position is an academic (9-month) tenure-track (junior) or tenured (mid-career or senior) faculty position. It carries a commitment to the three important functions of instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to Faculty rank.

Principal Duties:

Principle duties to include:

1) Build an ambitious and independent, imaginative research program that complements the Department's strengths in cutting-edge biochemical research.

2) Interact effectively with colleagues within the department and across campus.

3) Teach in the UW-Biochemistry undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Provide support for education within graduate programs.

4) Contribute to programs aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the department and university. Promote an inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated communities.

5) Contribute to faculty governance and participate in outreach through university and professional 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 Biochemistry or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

We are searching for exceptional, collaborative scientists performing research at the emerging frontiers of biochemistry. This faculty position is a tenure-track (junior) or tenured (mid-career or senior) position.

We seek faculty who actively engage in promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovative teaching; cutting-edge research; and service. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. Candidates for a tenured position must possess a sustained record of professional achievement as indicated by outstanding research and publications, teaching, and other activities.

Viable candidates will demonstrate a record of or potential for 1) individual and collaborative extramural grantsmanship with publications in impactful journals; 2) teaching and educational support; and 3) contribution to outreach, extension and service functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies.

We encourage applicants of any rank. At the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, the candidate's qualifications must be sufficient to meet the requirements for tenure in the Department of Biochemistry, in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additional Information:

The University and Madison offer a thriving environment with ready access to cultural activities, outdoor pursuits, and stimulating neighbors and colleagues. UW-Madison and the Department of Biochemistry are committed to further increasing the diversity of the campus community, programs, and curricula.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department of Biochemistry and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity in cutting-edge research, education, and service to society. These values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching environment for all students, faculty, and staff.



Work Type:

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 231853. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

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

Applicants should upload the following information as a single PDF document:

1) Cover letter addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Aaron Hoskins
2) Curriculum vitae (CV)
3) One-page statement of past and future plans for contributions to diversity and inclusion
4) Three-five page statement of research experience and interests with a description of current and planned research
5) One-page statement of teaching interests

Contact information for three (3) references will be requested at the time of application.

We advise that applicants notify potential letter-writers in advance that letters will be required to the department by May 23, 2021, if the candidate is advanced to the next round of screening.

Applicants can find relevant information about the Department of Biochemistry at


Veronica Pierce
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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