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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

ANNUAL (12 months)
Salary and a start-up package will be commensurate with the rank and experience of the successful candidate.

Job Summary:

The Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking candidates for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor tenure-track faculty position in the field of Immunology of Infectious Diseases. A preference will be given for individuals at assistant or early-stage associate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an independent, extramurally funded, nationally recognized research program. Potential areas of research include host-pathogen interactions in natural hosts or varied animal models with an emphasis on innate or adaptive immune responses, pathogen evasion of immune responses, immunopathology, or immunotherapies including vaccine development and immune-modulation. Minimum requirements include a PhD and at least 2 years of postdoctoral or equivalent experience in a relevant field.

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 graduate students. Participation in departmental and university service and commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic environment are expected.

There are excellent opportunities for the new faculty member to benefit from existing departmental strengths in infectious disease, which emphasize contemporary and emerging diseases of importance to global animal and human health. The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus excels in infectious disease, immunology, translational medical research, quantitative biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and statistics across its varied departments and units, creating a rich environment for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Further, the new faculty member will have access to affiliated research and diagnostic facilities including the National Non-human Primate Research Center, National Wildlife Disease Center, and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

The Department of Pathobiological Sciences is one of four departments within the School of Veterinary Medicine and consists of faculty members with expertise in infectious diseases (immunology, parasitology, bacteriology, virology, vector biology, 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 $1.3 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.


The candidate will participate in the School of Veterinary Medicine's research, teaching, and service programs. Specifically, the individual will be expected to conduct independent extramurally funded research in an area related to immunology of infectious diseases; participate in courses for veterinary medical, undergraduate, or graduate students 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, 20% teaching, 10% academic service. Individuals with NIH K awards will commit 75% research effort during the award period.

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


PhD or other terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction, or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean


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

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 01, 2023

Additional Information:

The School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) at UW-Madison has excellent research facilities. The SVM is in the midst of expanding with new BSL2 and BSL3 research laboratories. Completion of the addition is projected for 2023. UW-Madison campus provides an excellent research environment, which encourages collaborations across disciplines. The SVM is located on the main UW-Madison campus and is within walking distance to School of Medicine and Public Health, the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research, School of Pharmacy, and School of Nursing. Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work and play. Please see the following link for more information:

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, applications must be submitted online at Please click Apply Online to begin the process. You will be required to upload: 1) a cover letter with a brief description of research experience in the field; 2) a 2-page research plan; 3) a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a 1-page statement describing how you will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 5) a detailed curriculum vitae.

In addition, applicants should provide names and email addresses for three references.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 15, 2022, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

For specific questions regarding this position, please contact: Dr. Marulasiddappa Suresh, Search Committee Chair, For information on the School and Department please visit


Kristen Bernard
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Official Title:

Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)



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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: Jul 12 2022 Central Daylight Time
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