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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: 259531-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of Medical Physics is seeking new faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with research focused on the invention or discovery and translation of technological aspects of imaging or therapy in medicine. The department has strengths in most aspects of Medical Physics and seeks those who would complement existing faculty research areas or build out research in new areas that expand the future horizons of the field. We seek diverse applicants with a track record of creativity and outstanding research accomplishments, who have demonstrated potential for competitive extramural funding. The ideal candidate would exhibit a commitment to mentoring graduate students, and demonstrate interest in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. The successful candidate will join the largest medical physics graduate program in the country and be involved in the graduate teaching mission of the medical school. 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.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a leading academic institution with an international reputation for basic, translational and cross-disciplinary research and is located in the heart of one of the country's most livable cities. The Department of Medical Physics is the oldest and largest medical physics PhD program in the country, with an unparalleled network of research infrastructure joint with the Departments of Radiology and Human Oncology as well as the Carbone Cancer Center. The institution houses a NIST Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory, an extensive small animal imaging facility, a DOE sponsored cyclotron radionuclide production facility, a set of GE sponsored CT/PET, MRI/PET, and MRI facilities, with extensive ultrasound systems, interventional x-ray fluoroscopy systems, biomagnetism, molecular therapeutics, fMRI, MRS, theranostics, optical imaging and nanotechnology. There is ongoing collaboration with major imaging and therapy companies, and the Dept of Human Oncology has recently announced a major expansion that will include proton therapy and expanded clinical radiotherapy facilities. The linkage to all 17 clinical departments is seamless, as is the potential to partner with any of the other 9 basic science departments in the School of Medicine and Public Health.

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.


The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an innovative, independent research program, (2) obtain and maintain extramural funding, (3) mentor students and/or postdoctoral fellows, (4) participate in graduate level educational courses and laboratories, (5) participate in faculty activities of the tenure home department, the school, and the university, and (6) participate in professional and/or university service.

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
PhD in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or closely related field required


Candidates will have a distinguished academic record and demonstrated potential for competitive extramural funding. Candidates with high impact discoveries or potential to build out research in new areas that expand the future horizons of the field highly desired.

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:

MAY 01, 2023


ANNUAL (12 months)

Additional Information:

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:

The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 1, 2022, however, this position will remain open and application may be considered until this position is filled. Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button and use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following:
- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Cover letter describing your interest in this position and synergy with the department
- Statement of scientific research contributions and goals (maximum of 3 pages)
- Statement of teaching philosophy and service goals (maximum of 1 page)
- Statement of past and future interest in supporting an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace (maximum of 1 page)
- Contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor. After submitting your application, the references provided will automatically be contacted to provide a reference on your behalf.
- [Optional] A single PDF document containing up to 5 sample publications.


Gabriella Fisk
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)



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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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