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Job no: 94503-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Legal Affairs, Research, Scientific

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Law - Precision Medicine Cluster Hire

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

J.D., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D. or Ph.D.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

We seek a candidate who shows scholarly promise, as evidenced by publications, works in progress, and/or a research plan. Applicants should have relevant experience such as teaching, legal practice, and/or a judicial clerkship. Applicants will preferably have experience working with, teaching or mentoring diverse groups and/or diverse students; contributing to a positive, inclusive and diverse environment.
New and junior faculty are encouraged to apply. Once hired, the Law School and University evaluate faculty members and determine advancement based on contributions in research, teaching, and service to the Law School, the university, and the profession. Candidates must meet criteria for a tenure-track faculty appointment at UW-Madison.

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Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking to fill a faculty position with a specialization in Legal/Ethical Considerations in Precision Medicine, which lies at a crossroads of multiple legal subfields, including health law, bioethics, regulatory law, privacy law, and insurance law. The ideal candidate would have expertise in one of more of these areas, but we are open to candidates with expertise in other areas who could bring them to bear on legal/ethical issues related to precision medicine.

The faculty hire for this position will most likely have a tenure home in the Law School, but tenure home will ultimately be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate's qualifications and interests. The faculty hire will be expected to collaborate with other faculty in the cluster on the UW-Madison campus, including (i) the School of Medicine and Public Health (which includes the new Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine, the Department of Medical History and Bioethics, the Department of Population Health Sciences, and/or the Oncology Department); (ii) the School of Pharmacy; (iii) the School of Public Affairs, and/or (iv) the School of Business.

This recruitment is a part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to enhance the UW-campus's studies on the genetics of human cancers, cancer pharmacogenomics, and the legal/ethical issues associated with genetic analyses of human patients. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at:

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus's interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence. We therefore seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense, and especially invite applications from minorities and women. We are an equal opportunity employer, and 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.

This faculty position is part of a new initiative to enhance the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus's studies on the genetics of human cancers, cancer pharmacogenomics, and the legal/ethical issues associated with genetic analyses of human patients, led by the recent establishment of the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine, and is part of a campus-wide cluster hire initiative in Human Cancer Genetics and Precision Medicine ( ). The University of Wisconsin-Madison, perennially ranked in the top 10 nationally for research expenditures, is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, translational and cross-disciplinary research.

The University of Wisconsin Law School is an integral part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It offers both JD and advanced law degrees, and enrolls students from around the U.S. and around the world. Madison is a city of lakes, frequently listed among the top ten places to live in the U.S. Further information about the law school is available at


Law School Appointments Committee
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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. )

Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants must submit an application electronically through the Jobs at UW website: To begin the application process at, search for job number 94503, and then click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload the following as one complete file upload:
1. CV - Required
2. Letter of Interest - Optional
3. List of References - Optional

Interested individuals are also strongly encouraged to participate in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Faculty Recruitment Services process. This process involves submitting a profile and other materials to the AALS Faculty Appointments Register. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their materials by August 8, 2018, but no later than September 24, 2018 so as to be considered for a first-round interview at the AALS Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C. (October 11 - October 13, 2018.) More information about the AALS recruitment process can be found at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through the consideration date of Sunday, September 30, 2018. The deadline for ensuring full consideration is Sunday, September 30, 2018; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Additional Link:Full Position Details The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Applications Open: Jul 30 2018 Central Daylight Time
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