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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 249802-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

Improving human health and wellness is a critically important global challenge. Milk contains many uniquely designed components that can improve human health. This position will explore isolating, characterizing, modifying or testing the efficacy of dairy components that could improve human health and wellness. The vision for this position is to act in concert with complementary programs and researchers within the department of Food Science, Nutritional. Sciences, the Dairy Innovation Hub, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and campus communities to foster and establish novel links between milk components and human health leading ultimately to impactful dairy product discoveries. Areas of focus could include, but are not limited to, the use of fractionation techniques to isolate components from milk or dairy products (including from co-products), the identification and characterization of structure-function relationships of dairy components, development of targeted delivery systems and creation of products containing dairy ingredients that are targeted towards personalized nutrition.

UW-Madison invites applicants for a full time, 9-month, tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate (with tenure) Professor in the Department of Food Science. This newly created position is supported by the DIH within CALS. The DIH is an exciting new initiative at three of the leading UW System agricultural schools (UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, and UW-River Falls) that 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 with a tenure home in the Department of Food Science at UW-Madison. The position carries a commitment to campus faculty functions of research, instruction, outreach, and service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank. Additionally, as a DIH-supported position, the faculty member will have the opportunity to collaborate with other DIH researchers, pursue DIH funding opportunities, and participate in DIH programs. Please visit and review these websites for more information on the DIH ( and UW-Madison CALS DIH efforts (htps://


Perform research, teaching, and outreach in an area of expertise in ways that are relevant to dairy agriculture and related fields.

Develop and carry out a nationally competitive, extramurally-funded research program in the theme of linking milk components with human health. Work independently and within a collaborative research team to support the mission of the Food Science department and Dairy Innovation Hub.

Teach classes in their department which also contribute to college undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching responsibilities will be commensurate with college expectations and consistent with the teaching loads of other departmental faculty.

Facilitate interdisciplinary efforts and collaborative efforts within their department, as well as with collaborators across the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, campus, national, and international institutions.

Contribute to outreach and service functions of the department, college, university, and professional societies. Contributions to relevant outreach opportunities, including the ability to reach diverse audiences, is central to this position. Moreover, consistent with the mission of the University of Wisconsin System, the candidate will be committed to service to the community, state, nation, and world for the benefit of all.

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

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


PhD in Food Science, Food Engineering, Nutritional Sciences or related fields.

Successful candidates will have expertise in the application of principles relevant to the creation of dairy foods impactful to human nutrition and will have a record of or demonstrate potential for:

i) Extramural grant-writing.
ii) Publications in peer reviewed journals.
iii) Graduate student training/mentoring.
iv) Teaching and curriculum development.
v) Contributions to the outreach and service functions of the Food Science (FS) department, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Dairy Innovation Hub (DIH).
vi) Promoting an inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated communities.

Post-doctoral experience is encouraged in the area of research focus, but not a requirement.

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

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:

Dairy foods related research is a strength on the UW-Madison campus and potential collaborations include several CALS departments/programs such as at the Center for Dairy Research, Biological Systems Engineering, Food Research Institute, and Nutritional Sciences. The new $70+M investment in dairy related facilities at Babcock Hall provides unique capabilities for the processing, isolation and fractionation of dairy products/components.

The UW-Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) 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 environments for all students, faculty and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Food Science Vision on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The UW-Madison Department of Food Science is committed to building 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 environments for all students, faculty and staff. We recognize the need to build a workforce and student population that represent national, state, and local demographics and promote retention of underrepresented individuals.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.



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:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

The deadline for assuring full consideration is March 31, 2022; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 249802. Applications must be received through the UW-Madison's online application system.

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

Applicants must upload the following information as a single PDF document:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statements of:
a. Research accomplishments and research plans(2-page limit)
b. Teaching and mentoring philosophy and experience (2-page limit)
c. Diversity Statement (1-page limit)*
4. Electronic reprints of one or two articles (pdfs) of their work that are relevant to the position
5. Contact information for three references

For questions on the application process, contact Marcia Verhage ( Direct all questions pertaining to the position to John Lucey in the Department of Food Science (, 608-265-1195).

* Diversity Statement
Applicants are requested to provide a Diversity Statement, limited to one page, that describes how the applicant plans to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their teaching, research, and/or service activities and how the applicant would contribute to the Department's vision of diversity, inclusion, and equity. More information about diversity and equity resources at the college and university level can are available here:


John Lucey
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. )

Official Title:

Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)

Employment Class:


Job Number:


  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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