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Assistant Professor of Botany

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 2, 2023

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Job Summary:

The Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for up two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning as soon as Fall 2024 in the broad areas of plant cell and molecular biology or biochemistry. Candidates should be uncovering fundamental plant biological processes, including but not limited to photosynthesis, growth, physiology and development, resilience, biotic interactions or other high impact areas of plant science. Applicants applying state-of-the-art cell and molecular approaches, such as single cell analyses, quantitative imaging, multi-omics, and advanced data science are particularly encouraged. Candidates should have a proven track record of innovation and high impact research and will be expected to build a vigorous, externally-funded research program with an international profile. The successful candidate will contribute to an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement and a sense of belonging for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community.

The candidate will be expected to conduct cutting-edge scholarly research as well as provide service to the department, college, university and academic community nationally or internationally. The candidate will also perform teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as supervision of graduate research. The successful candidate, as a member of the College of Letters & Science, will proactively contribute to, support, and advance the college's commitment to diversity among all aspects of their teaching, research, and 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


PhD in Biology or related field by the start date

A minimum of 1 year of postdoctoral research by the start of the appointment with an emphasis on plant cell and molecular approaches or related research areas. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with fostering or the ability to foster an inclusive and equity-centered teaching, learning, departmental, and research environment where all can thrive. Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2024

Additional Information:

The Department of Botany provides an exciting research environment with expertise ranging from the cell, organism, and species levels to the dynamics of plant communities and ecosystems. It is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's highly collaborative plant research community that spans multiple departments across multiple colleges. Within the College of Letters & Science, the Department of Botany shares many areas of research with the Department of Integrative Biology. We expect that the candidate will be able to capitalize on opportunities offered by both departments and expertise in other colleges. The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding, including access to unique resources such as the Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Madison is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interactions. The City of Madison, with its outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities, consistently ranks as having among the highest quality of life in the country.

The College of Letters & Science is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all of us - students, staff, and faculty - can thrive. Ours is a community in which we all are welcome. Most importantly, we strive to build a community in which all of us feel a great sense of belonging. There is no excellence without diversity in all its forms; diverse teams are more creative and successful than homogeneous ones. We are better when we are diverse and when we acknowledge, celebrate and honor our diversity. In acknowledging and honoring our diversity, we also assume a responsibility to support and stand up for each other.

How to Apply:

Candidates must apply online at; search for position Assistant Professor of Botany (PVL 287901) and click on "." Applicants must upload the following:

- Cover Letter/Statement of Interest;
- CV with publications;
- One document that contains: (a) Research Statement summarizing major accomplishments and future plans, (b) a Teaching Statement summarizing the candidate's teaching experience and philosophy, and (c) a Service Statement, summarizing past and potential future contributions to improving academia and society at large

Please note that applicants will be evaluated based upon submitted application materials and therefore should speak to and include evidence of their qualifications.

In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and email address for 3 letters of reference (letter writers will be contacted directly by UW upon application submission).

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 4, 2023, however the position will remain open and application may be considered until the position is filled.

Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here:


Marisa Otegui
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)



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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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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