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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: 270000-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track assistant professorship in fundamental research on plants, algae, or fungi in rapidly changing environments, including biological resiliency and/or conservation genetics. Research and teaching at the molecular, physiological, genomic, population genetic, ecological, or ecosystem levels will be considered. Successful candidates will connect with existing research activities in the Departments of Botany and Integrative Biology (iBio) within the College of Letters & Science. Candidates must have a proven track record of innovative and high-impact research and are expected to build a vigorous, well-funded research program with international profile.


The candidate will be expected to perform high-quality teaching at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate level instruction. Mentorship of undergraduates in the Botany and/or Conservation Biology majors as well as supervision of graduate thesis research are expected. The candidate must support the department's ongoing commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Besides conducting high-impact scholarly research, the candidate will be expected to provide service to the department, college, university and academic community nationally or internationally.

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 biology or related discipline


A minimum of 1 year of postdoctoral research is preferred. Candidates with ability and desire to teach a high-impact elementary level course on plants and changing environments are desired.

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 21, 2023


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:

The Department of Botany at University of Wisconsin-Madison has a long tradition in botanical and basic biology research and teaching at all levels from the cell, organism, species, community, to the ecosystem, and also has strong, collaborative relationships with many other biological departments on campus. The Department of Botany shares many areas of research with the Department of Integrative Biology (iBio) and we expect that the candidate will be able to make full use of the opportunities offered by both. Additional departmental facilities include the Wisconsin State Herbarium, a center for microscopy, and greenhouses and gardens. Campus resources include the Biotechnology Center, Data Science Institute, and Center for High Throughput Computing. The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interactions. Madison's quality of life, with its outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities, consistently ranks very high among cities of comparable size.

How to Apply:

Candidates must apply online at; search for position Assistant Professor of Botany (PVL 270000) and click on "Apply Now." Applicants must upload the following:

- Cover Letter/Statement of Interest;
- CV with the list of publications;
- One document that contains both: Research Statement and Teaching Statement;
- A Diversity Statement addressing past and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.
Also, you will be asked for the names and contact information for 3 references. The references will be contacted directly by UW-Madison to upload their letters.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 31, 2022, however the position will remain open and application may be considered until the position is filled.


Julie Olson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

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.

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