The Department of Genetics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison invites applications for two tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Genetics.
One position is in the area of plant genetics (PVL # 99730), and the other is open more broadly to model-organism genetics (PVL # 99731). The Department seeks scientists who study the genetic and molecular basis of fundamental aspects of inheritance or its phenotypic manifestations at the molecular, cellular and/or organismal levels. These new faculty positions are part of a larger expansion of the Department of Genetics and the college to understand basic biological systems and discover applications of this knowledge in agriculture and human health.
The successful applicant will develop a vibrant, independent, extramurally funded research program in genetics. Other responsibilities will include teaching courses in genetics and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
The position carries a commitment to the three functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.
Applications must be submitted through to https://jobs.wisc.edu by October 15, 2019 to ensure consideration, though review will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should click on the "Apply Now" button and upload the following five items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) 3-page statement of research interests (3 pages), (4) statement of teaching interests (1 page) and (5) statement describing past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (up to 1 page). Contact information for three references will be requested at the time of application and references will be contacted to submit a letter of recommendation.
Questions about the position can be directed to Patrick Masson: 608-265-2312; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Genetics seeks candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. UW-Madison is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. The UW- Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and essential components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. Applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged.
Two years of postdoctoral experience preferred.
Experience in model organism genetics (position #99730), or plant genetics (position #99731) required.
Demonstrated excellence in research.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Laboratory of Genetics. The Laboratory of Genetics is comprised of two sister departments that function as one. The Department of Genetics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences was founded in 1910 and is the oldest genetics department in the country. The Department of Medical Genetics, which recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, is housed within the School of Medicine and Public Health. Our mission is to address fundamental problems in genetics as they relate to medicine, agriculture, and basic knowledge of biology.
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