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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 101318-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge, highly visible research program that specializes in integrating genomic and social/health science data, methods, and theories in pursuit of answering questions relevant to social and public policy. The candidate will be expected to advise graduate and post-graduate research in the area of social genomics; develop and maintain extramural funding for their research program; and teach graduate and undergraduate courses and develop new courses in their area of expertise, as appropriate. Faculty hired under this initiative will have primary faculty appointments in one or more campus departments in fields related to social genomics, including Population Health Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Public Affairs, or Agricultural and Applied Economics and will become affiliates with some set of interdisciplinary centers and institutes across campus, such as the Center for the Demography of Health and Aging, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Institute for Research on Poverty, Waisman Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine. Instruction and research leadership and participation in faculty governance at the department level are expected. University and community service will also be expected as appropriate.

Social Genomics is a field of research that integrates theories, data, and methods across the social, health, and genetic sciences. This position is one of three hiring opportunities in this area and is part of an interdisciplinary cluster hiring initiative (, designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in the integration of genetics and social science and social policy research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research in this area. This cluster has 3 positions in total; the recruitments for the other 2 positions are no longer accepting new applicants. Tenure home will be determined at time of hire.

Principal Duties:

Responsibilities include conducting research and teaching at all levels required with service at the professional and university level.

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 or equivalent in public policy, economics, sociology, biostatistics, computer science, statistics, epidemiology, psychology, public health, or related to the discipline as described below.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates must have evidence of experience in both genomic and social science data. Tenure-track candidates will be expected to develop a strong scholarly research program leading to publication at the national and international level. Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service and requires review by the Social Sciences Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

Tenure homes for candidates will reside in departments relevant to candidate's area of expertise. Possible tenure homes include: Department of Population Health Sciences, Department of Sociology, Department of Psychology, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, School of Public Affairs.

This position is listed as a C-basis (9-month) position; however, depending on the tenure home, this position may be an A-basis (12-month) appointment.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Electronic submission of materials is required. Applicants must apply via the on-line application system at (PVL 101318). Please click on the "APPLY NOW" button to start an application. Applicants will be asked to upload the following: 1) a letter of application, 2) a CV,and 3) a writing sample/job market paper. In addition, applicants will be asked to provide names and contact information of three professional references. References will be contacted directly to provide a confidential letter of recommendation via the on-line application system. The letter of application should clearly articulate areas of research expertise, teaching experience, and scholarly interest. Do not send other materials until requested to do so. For additional information contact Dr. Jason Fletcher at

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2019. However, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Jason Fletcher
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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.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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).

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