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Assistant or Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences


ANNUAL (12 months)
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at ( )

Job Summary:

The Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS) in the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position (tenure track) in Epidemiology. Individuals with research programs in Environmental/Occupational Health, Global Health, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Injury, Social/Behavioral Health, or Substance Use are especially encouraged to apply. Depending on the selected candidate's expertise and interests, affiliations with other departments, centers, and institutes across campus are possible, including other SMPH clinical and basic science departments, the Collaborative Center for Health Equity, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Data Science Institute, Population Health Institute, the Center for the Demography of Health and Aging, and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. This faculty appointment will be on an annual (12-month) pay basis. In addition, a generous start-up package including flexible research funds will be available for qualified candidates.

Population Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary department with the goal of understanding, preserving, and improving the health of populations and individuals. The candidate selected for this role will contribute to the advancement of this mission through research, teaching, and service, and interact with a collaborative community of scholars throughout SMPH and across campus. The successful applicant will develop and lead an extramurally funded research program in epidemiology, teach at least one 3 credit course or equivalent per year, and participate in administrative and committee work to support the mission of the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Madison is the state capital, situated on an isthmus with lands surrounding four scenic lakes, and is frequently cited as one of the best cities in which to live. Madison offers an excellent environment for families, and a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.


70% Research: Develop and maintain an independent program of research in epidemiology. Research programs may include (but are not limited to) innovative study of Environmental/Occupational Health, Global Health, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Injury, Social/Behavioral Health, or Substance Use.

15% Teaching: Teach 3 credits (or equivalent) of PHS courses per academic year.

10%: Advising: Advise and mentor graduate students in PHS Population Health and Epidemiology programs and other relevant degree programs at UW-Madison.

5%: Service: Participate in faculty governance and service to the department, school, university, and profession, as appropriate.

The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

The successful candidate will teach medical students, residents, and fellows.

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


Terminal Degree
MD, DO, or equivalent required.


Must have graduate level training in Epidemiology or other closely related field.

Candidates must demonstrate the potential for developing an extramurally funded epidemiology research program at UW-Madison. While any candidates with formal training in Epidemiology will be considered, highly competitive candidates will have training and/or scholarship in one or more of the following areas: Environmental/Occupational Health, Global Health, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Injury, Social/Behavioral Health, Substance Use.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2024

Additional Information:

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy 287616; please note that only one vacancy exists.

How to Apply:

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 31, 2023, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled. Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button and use the online UW Job Application system to submit a CV, cover letter, and teaching and research statements as part of the application process. Please ensure that the CV and cover letter address how you meet the qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice. At a future date you may be asked to provide three professional/supervisor letters of reference. References will not be contacted without prior notice.

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:


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Official Title:

Associate Professor(FA030) or 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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