University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 244532-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Division of General Internal Medicine welcomes applications for a new tenure track faculty position focused on tobacco dependence and older adult populations. The mission of the successful applicant will be to develop a research program that is self-funding and dedicated to reducing the negative impact of smoking among older smokers and in those at risk for neurological issues, understanding the role of smoking on brain health and mechanisms of action, and implementing and disseminating evidence-based cessation interventions to particularly at-risk populations for neurological disorders.

Research outcomes are expected to complement and positively impact our existing patient centered care programs. This new position will reside within the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). The successful applicant will be housed and primarily working at the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI). The individual will also collaborate with the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC). The successful candidate will join a vibrant array of internationally-recognized tobacco and older adult research colleagues focused on studying ways to improve treatments, as well as ways to improve the effectiveness of community, state and national responses to reduce the emotional, physical, and financial consequences of smoking.

The primary focus of this role, up to 90% time, will be to conduct research, both independently and in collaboration with other SMPH and UW faculty, within a specialized field of interest including tobacco dependence, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), dissemination and implementation science, or a related field.

This position will also include a clinical component (10%) providing clinical psychological services in the UW Health Memory Assessment Clinic.

Within the context of these responsibilities, the successful candidate will teach medical students, residents, and fellows. The successful applicant will also 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 University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) is a nationally recognized leader in the field of tobacco addiction and treatment research, with a nearly 30 year record of high-quality research, evidence-based outreach, and public service helping smokers in their quests to quit. UW-CTRI's mission is to expand our understanding of tobacco dependence and its treatment and to use this knowledge to design and implement interventions that will significantly reduce tobacco use in Wisconsin, in the nation and beyond.

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) is one of 33 National Institute on Aging (NIA)-designated Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers across the United States, the only one in Wisconsin, and the only one in the nation focused on geriatric medicine. Its mission is to improve the lives of people affected by Alzheimer's disease by facilitating innovative science that targets the prevention and treatment of the disease.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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
PhD in Clinical Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology from an APA accredited program required.


Formal training and/or postdoctoral experience in tobacco treatment research, tobacco use and Alzheimer's research, tobacco use and geriatric mental health, or related fields required.


PSY - Psychologist - State Licensure
Must have or be eligible for a Wisconsin clinical psychologist license

Additional Information:

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial caregiver check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and every four years.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

How to Apply:

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 14, 2021, 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. To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a CV, personal statement/cover letter, along with providing three references during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Sherie Reinders
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. )

Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)

Employment Class:


Job Number:


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: Nov 12 2021 Central Standard Time
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