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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 264407-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department is interested in candidates working at the cutting edge in all areas of medical microbiology (e.g., host-microbe interactions, immunology, infectious disease, global health, parasitology, or bacteriology). The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, extramurally funded research program, actively participate in the graduate, undergraduate, and/or medical student teaching programs of the Department and provide university and community service as appropriate.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, applied and cross-disciplinary research. It attracts both scholars and students at all levels from around the world. The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, within the School of Medicine and Public Health, is a campus focal point for research on the pathogenicity and host-responses to infectious diseases that significantly impact global health. Departmental research interests include host-microbe interactions with an emphasis in bacteriology or parasitology.
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 a vigorous, independent, extramurally funded research program---60%
2) Actively participate in the graduate, undergraduate, and/or medical student teaching programs of the Department---30%
3) Provide university and community service as appropriate---10%

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 Biology or related field is required.


At least three years postdoctoral research experience is required.

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:

JULY 01, 2023


ANNUAL (12 months)
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at ( ).

How to Apply:

The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 15, 2022, however, this position will remain open and applications 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)
-A cover letter describing 1) your interest in this position, 2) what you would bring to the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 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 diverse workplace.
-Diversity statement that describes the applicant's commitment, including past experience and future plans, to contribute to DEI.
-Statement of research (maximum of 3-pages) describing current and future directions that include a brief description of teaching philosophy
-A single PDF document containing three (3) sample publications.
-A single document containing letters of recommendation from three academic or professional references.


Lily Kramer
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:

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).
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 .

Applications Open: Aug 12 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Open until filled

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