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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: 253147-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a position in the area of Social Genomics, beginning August 2022. Social Genomics is a field of research that integrates theories, data, and methods across the social, behavioral, health, and genetic sciences. This position is the final of three hires 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 research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research in this area. Tenure home will be determined at time of hire.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge, highly visible, and interdisciplinary research program that specializes in integrating genomic methods within the social, behavioral, and/or health sciences. We are especially interested in candidates pursuing research that focus on social, medical and/or policy implications that stem from using genomic data. Research programs may include (but are not limited to) innovative uses of polygenic scores; integrating genetics with medical sociology, aging, and/or related fields; combining social and genetic data to answer social science questions, social epigenomic research.

The candidate will be expected to advise graduate and post-graduate research in the area of social genomics; encouraged to develop and maintain extramural funding for their research program; and teach graduate and undergraduate courses which may include new courses that they develop in their area of expertise, as appropriate. Faculty hired under this initiative will have primary faculty appointments in a campus departments in fields related to social genomics, particularly Sociology, 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.

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 or equivalent in sociology or related discipline as described below.


Candidates must combine genetics/genomics and social/health/behavioral science in their research.

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.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our university's 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.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Department of Sociology as well as other units on campus and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek a diverse set of faculty candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

How to Apply:

To apply, go to and search for PVL 253147. To begin the application process, please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload the following 4 documents: 1) C.V., 2) Cover letter, 3) one document containing a research statement, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement (upload these 3 statements as one document), and 4) up to three (3) samples of written work (please upload these samples together as one document). You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application. Each of these contacts will be sent a message asking to upload a reference letter. Do not send other materials until requested to do so. For additional information contact Dr. Jason Fletcher at

The deadline for assuring full consideration is March 22, 2022, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Jason Fletcher
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:

Professor(FA020) or 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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