Job description

JOB NO.: 94254-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Management/Supervisory, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 94254-FA

Working Title: Assistant, Associate or Professor of Neuroscience-Cluster Hire


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ANNUAL (12 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD, MD or MD/PhD in neuroscience and related fields required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have proven success in leading and conducting research and teaching appropriate to their stage of career. Associate/Full Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison).

A key consideration is the ability to and interest in working in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Waisman Center ( at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an interdisciplinary research center internationally recognized for its pioneering contributions to the understanding of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). The center supports interdisciplinary research of 63 faculty from 24 academic departments across 8 schools/colleges spanning biochemical, molecular, cell biological, animal model, human and animal brain imaging, and human cognitive and behavioral analyses. It also hosts an array of clinics specialized in various IDDs with > 2,800 unique patients per year. The Waisman Center is home to an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), a University Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities (UCEDD), and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND) programs, all federally-designated. Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate's qualifications and interests.

As a part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative (, the Waisman Center seeks to hire three new tenure-track faculty members, all with appointments in relevant home departments, with expertise and interests in functional genetics/genomics of IDDs cross the lifespan. One of the three positions is a neuroscientist with either of two areas of focus: 1) specializing in using genetic approaches (especially high-throughput technologies) to study the biological function of genetic/genomic variants, or 2) developing and using innovative tools to investigate the effect of genetic/genomic variants at the molecular/biochemical and/or neural circuit/network levels.

UW-Madison is a world class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, applied, and interdisciplinary research. UW-Madison regularly ranks in the top 10 among U.S. public universities, and regularly surpasses $1 billion in annual research expenditures. Madison provides a vibrant, culturally rich environment highly ranked in national surveys for quality of life. UW-Madison is committed to building diversity and especially encourages applications from female and underrepresented minorities, and is committed to the professional development and success of such individuals throughout their careers.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' 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.

There are two other positions associated with this Cluster Initiative. PVL 94252 is posted now and PVL 94255 will be posted late August 2018.


Qiang Chang
[email protected]
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:

Interested individuals should use the online UW Job application system to submit a cover letter , curriculum vitae (CV), and statements of research (3-page) and teaching interests (1-page), along with contact information of three references we will contact to request confidential letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, please apply by September 21, 2018. The position will remain open and applicants may be considered until the position is filled.

Applications must be received through our online UW Job Application system, applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Jul 6 2018 Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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