Cell and Molecular Biologist
OFFICIAL UW POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 2018
The Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cell and Molecular Biology. As a Polytechnic University whose mission is to meet societal need (http://www.uwstout.edu/about/mission.cfm), we seek candidates who will contribute to expanding our undergraduate degree program in Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Applications from individuals with ability to teach classes in one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged: eukaryotic cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, or genetics. Expertise investigating models of health and disease will be considered desirable. We seek candidates with the potential to become an outstanding educator. The successful candidate will be expected to build an active research program and perform service obligations. The science faculty at UW-Stout strive to utilize inclusive excellence strategies and develop creative ways to engage undergraduate students in all aspects of their academic responsibilities. As educators, faculty incorporate best teaching and learning practices for and assessment of student learning.
Minimum / Required
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in the life sciences earned by August 2018.
Post-doctoral (or similar) experience will be considered an asset, as will evidence of teaching excellence.
We think you’ll find UW-Stout to be a great place to pursue your career objectives. Here’s why:
- Expertise. Faculty members are dedicated to teaching excellence and the application of best practices in the classroom. We strive to include students in all aspects of our academic lives.
- Support. Scholarly and service activities are well-supported by internal and external grants, and professional development and student travel funds are available. Initiatives for providing internal funding for new faculty are available. We have ready access to molecular biology, environmental sampling, clean room, neurobiology, and analytical chemistry equipment, both in-house and through collaborative agreements with nearby UW system schools and regional support organizations.
- Outstanding facility and programs. The science and mathematics departments are housed in a recent $44M science building. There is significant administrative support for new science and engineering initiatives, as evidenced by our new Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major.
- Interdisciplinary environment. The science departments play a crucial role in the cross-disciplinary biotechnology, nanotechnology, science education, and engineering programs. We further support the cognitive neuroscience, dietetics, construction, packaging, risk control, and vocational rehabilitation programs through service courses. We also provide non-majors science instruction.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm. Facts and data about the university: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/police/clery.cfm
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how your qualifications match this position
- Teaching philosophy
- Statement of how you would involve undergraduates in your research agendum
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by 9 November 2017. Screening of applications will begin then and may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
- Search Chair: Dr. Stephen Nold, Biology Department
- Phone: 715-232-2630
- Email: email@example.com
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
- Search Coordinator: Elizabeth McRoberts
- Phone: 715-232-2626
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900
Job Family: Teaching