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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: 262336-FA
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of Surgery at The University of Wisconsin is recruiting an exceptional colorectal surgeon to join our Division of Colorectal Surgery. We are looking for candidates with a track record of clinical excellence and academic contributions as demonstrated through a track record of extramural research funding. The successful candidate's funded research program may be represented through a basic/translational or health services research program, informatics, or other domains of research.

The UW Department of Surgery consists of more than 140 faculty across eleven specialty divisions, performing more than 25,000 operations annually. The Department also trains more than 70 residents and fellows and is consistently ranked amongst the top surgery programs with extramural research funding, currently 8th in the nation according to Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The department provides a robust infrastructure of services including academic resources such as The Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR), which provides support, resources, and a collaborative environment to facilitate surgical health services research at the University of Wisconsin. The Department's Office of Clinical Research provides 24/7, 365 day a year clinical trial coordinator support for Clinical Trials as well regulatory support for research, and the grants management team provides comprehensive pre-award to post-award support. The Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin also provides access to a network of surgeons throughout the state and this platform provides opportunities for collaborative quality improvement that improves the care of surgical patients throughout the state and region.

The Division of Colorectal Surgery is a dynamic and cohesive team of 8 colorectal surgeons who practice the full spectrum of colon and rectal surgery. Their practice draws patients from all corners of the state of Wisconsin as well as Northern Illinois and Iowa. The Division supports an accredited Colorectal Surgery fellowship since 2016 and consistently matches outstanding candidates. The Division participates in multiple inter-disciplinary programs including the Multi-Disciplinary Rectal and Anal Cancer Clinic, the Women's Pelvic Wellness Program, and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. The Division is fortunate to work side by side with outstanding colleagues from Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology and other disciplines. The University of Wisconsin and UW Health is a highly collegial and collaborative environment.

The UW Division of Colorectal Surgery is fortunate to have a dedicated enterostomal therapy nurse and 4 outstanding, independent Advanced Practice Providers who work in partnership with the faculty and fellow in the care of our colon and rectal surgery patient population. The team is also supported by outstanding nursing colleagues in the clinic, including dedicated nurse navigation for our Rectal and Anal Cancer program.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent communication skills, high emotional intelligence and be a committed team player. The UW Colorectal Surgery practice is evolving and dynamic, and thus the candidate must demonstrate adaptability and agility in responding to a changing practice environment and the needs of the patients and the team.

A competitive salary and benefit package is provided, including generous academic support. UW- Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.


Elective colorectal surgery practice including clinic based primarily at the UW Health Digestive Health Center (DHC), but also potentially at Meriter Unity-Point Hospital and UWH East Park Ambulatory Facility (opening in 2024-2025). This position may also include 2/8ths VA clinical commitment at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran's Hospital (VA). Establishment of regular colonoscopy schedule at DHC or potentially Meriter-Unity Point is possible depending on individual and programmatic plans and interests. Operative practice will be based primarily at University Hospital and Meriter-Unity Point, with more limited activity at UWH East Park Hospital and possibly occasional operative support of colleagues at UWH Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, IL Call responsibilities include coverage of colorectal surgery patients shared amongst the 8 colorectal faculty, as well as occasional limited general surgery call coverage.

For those appointed to the Tenure track, academic responsibilities will include teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Academic duties and responsibilities beyond baseline faculty expectations will depend on individual interests and expertise. The Department of Surgery, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of Wisconsin offer an exceptional environment in which to establish and grow a robust academic career.

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
MD or DO


Degree and area of specialization:
MD, DO, or equivalent, with additional fellowship training in colorectal surgery is required.

Candidate is required to have or be eligible for a Wisconsin medical license. Board certification or board eligibility in Surgery through the American Board of Surgery or American Osteopathic Board of Surgery or equivalent, and Board certification or board eligibility through the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Must be eligible for enrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospital privileges.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Completion of a fellowship in an ACGME accredited colorectal surgery program is required.
Seeking an extramurally funded surgeon scientist.

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 or Part Time: 50% - 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:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

Additional Information:

The Community:
Located on an isthmus between two lakes, Madison is the capital city of the state of Wisconsin. Madison has been voted the #1 Best Place to Live (Livability, 2021), #1 City for Most Successful Women Per Capita (Forbes, 2019), #1 City for Best Work-Life Balance (SmartAsset, 2020), #7 Best City for STEM Professionals (CEO World, 2020), #2 Best State to Practice Medicine (WalletHub, 2020), #2 Best City for Biking (People for Bikes, 2020), #4 Fittest City in the U.S. (ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020), #4 Greenest City in the US (Zippia, 2020), #1 Best Place to Retire (Money, 2020), #1 Best Place in the U.S. for Raising Children ( 2020), and #1 Best College Football Town in America (Sports Illustrated, 2019).

Madison's technology economy is growing rapidly, and the region is home to the headquarters of Epic Systems, Exact Sciences, American Girl (Mattel), Sub-Zero, and Lands' End, as well as many biotech, healthcare IT, and health systems startups.

The city of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison acknowledge that they occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land. The School of Medicine and Public Health recognizes the health inequities faced by Native communities and pledges to learn more and take action across all of its missions.

Madison is the second largest city in the state, with a city population of approximately 260,000 and regional population of over 1 million. The city is within easy driving range of Chicago and Milwaukee. Madison is home to one of the strongest local food scenes in the country. From April to October, the Capitol Square hosts the largest producer-only farmers' market in the country. The city is rich with cultural offerings in the arts.

The city has a dedicated athletics fan base which largely centers around the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison is home to Forward Madison FC, the first professional soccer team in the city, as well as the Madison Mallards, a college wood-bat summer baseball league team. Marquee endurance sports and specialty sporting events include Ironman, Reebok CrossFit Games, Madison Marathon, and many national and international championship competitions.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.

The department will not be able to support a request for a J-1 waiver. If you chose to pursue a waiver and apply for our position, neither the UW nor UWMF will reimburse you for your legal or waiver fees.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL 254492; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two job postings allows the School of Medicine to consider candidates with both tenure-track faculty credentials and non-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.

How to Apply:

To apply, select "Apply Now" to upload a CV and letter of interest. In your cover letter, please detail:
1) your interest in this position
2) what you would bring to the Department of Surgery
3) how the Department could contribute to your career, and
4) how you would contribute to the Department's mission to foster an inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist culture and environment, and
5) please describe your willingness to provide surgical care within the Veterans Health Administration system.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 6, 2022, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Sheena Frydrych
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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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