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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 245294-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of Medical Genetics in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in human genetics and genomics. The Department seeks scientists who address fundamental questions in human biology from a genetic perspective. Research areas of interest include analysis of human sequence data in families and populations, genetic and molecular investigation of human-derived cells and lines, model-organism interrogation of fundamental processes relevant to human biology, modeling of gene function and networks to predict phenotypic outcomes, or other areas directly related to human genetics and genomics.

This search joins ongoing, campus-wide efforts to recruit numerous faculty in human genetics and genomics. The foundation for this strategic expansion includes the newly established Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine, the Carbone Cancer Center, the Waisman Center, the Genome Center of Wisconsin, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and the UW Hospital and Clinics. The Laboratory of Genetics, the home of the Department of Medical Genetics, is an active participant in these initiatives. The department offers a stimulating and collegial environment with dedicated mentoring for early-career scientists. The Laboratory of Genetics excels at discovering biological mechanisms through the integration of diverse approaches made possible by a vibrant culture of collaboration. The department directs an NIH Graduate Training Grant in Genetics that has received continuous funding for 47 years.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a robust extramurally funded research program human genetics and genomics (50%). The candidate will also be expected to teach graduate student and postdoctoral students within the context of the departmental mission (25%). The successful candidate will also participate in professional, public, and university service appropriate to the faculty rank (25%).

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


Terminal Degree
Ph.D. in Human Genetics, Medical Genetics, Genetics, or related field.


3 years minimum of postdoctoral experience, and excellence in research as demonstrated by research publications and the initiation of an independent research program of biomedical relevance, with some teaching and/or mentoring experience.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL 245875; please note that one vacancy exists. However, there are a total of two position vacancy listings (PVLs 245294 and 245875) which allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with qualifications for tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.

Candidates for Associate Professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

MARCH 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted through to by February 2, 2022 to ensure consideration, though review will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should click on the "Apply Now" button (PVL# 245294) and upload the following four items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests (3 pages), (4) statement of teaching interests (1 page) and (5) statement describing past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (up to 1 page). Applicants will be asked for contact information for three references. Applications must be received through our online UW Jobs Application system, applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.


Akihiro Ikeda
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Official Title:

Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)

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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).

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