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Job no: 100429-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor or early-stage Associate Professor tenure-track faculty position in the field of quantitative modeling of infectious diseases.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, extramurally funded nationally-recognized research program in the mathematical, statistical, or computational modeling of infectious disease-associated processes at any scale (molecular to population). Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to, modeling host-pathogen molecular interactions, modeling host responses to infectious agents at the tissue, organ, or organismal levels, or modeling the dynamics of infectious agents in populations. Minimum requirements include a PhD and at least 2 years of postdoctoral or equivalent experience in a relevant field.

There are excellent opportunities for the new faculty member to benefit from existing departmental strengths in infectious disease, which emphasize emerging and zoonotic diseases of importance to global animal and human health. The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus excels in infectious disease, quantitative biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and statistics across its varied departments and units, creating a rich environment for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

In addition to developing a strong extramurally funded research program, the successful candidate is expected to make significant contributions to departmental and campus professional, undergraduate, and/or graduate teaching programs and to mentor trainees in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program and other programs. Participation in departmental and university service and commitment to fostering a diverse academic environment are expected.

The Department of Pathobiological Sciences is one of four within the School of Veterinary Medicine and consists of faculty members with expertise in infectious diseases (immunology, parasitology, bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, and public health) and comparative pathology (anatomical and clinical). Faculty within the Department and School train graduate students in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences and other campus graduate programs. They also serve as trainers on a variety of NIH training grants administered through the School and other units on campus. The UW-Madison is a top-tier institution for research and graduate training with $1.16 billion in annual expenditures for research across all fields, about half of which comes from federal awards. The campus embraces a culture of collaboration, collegiality and inclusion, and the exceptionally high quality of life offered by Madison, Wisconsin provides an outstanding environment in which to pursue an academic career.

Salary and a start-up package will be commensurate with the rank and experience of the successful candidate.

Principal Duties:

Participate in the School of Veterinary Medicine's research, teaching and service programs. Specifically, the candidate will be expected to conduct independent extramurally funded research in an area related to quantitative modeling of infectious diseases; contribute to courses for veterinary medical students; participate in undergraduate and graduate level courses in relevant disciplines; train graduate students; and provide academic service to the Department, School of Veterinary Medicine and University. The individual will also be expected to interact with faculty across campus in relevant disciplines.

The approximate distribution of effort will be 70% research, 25% teaching/graduate student supervision, 5% academic service.

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 2 years postdoctoral or equivalent experience to be considered at assistant professor level.

Minimum of 4 years as an assistant professor (or equivalent) to be considered at the associate professor level with tenure.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2020


Minimum $110,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

In order to apply, applications must be submitted online at For specific questions regarding this position, contact: Dr. Tony Goldberg, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] For information on the School and Department please visit

The application should include 1) a cover letter with a brief description of experience in the field; 2) a 2-page research plan; 3) a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) a detailed curriculum vitae.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent by the closing date directly to the Search Committee at [email protected]

For full consideration, all application materials (including letters of reference) should be received by November 4, 2019. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


Elena Ungur
[email protected]
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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).

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Applications Open: Sep 10 2019 Central Daylight Time
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