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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02182587

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
UWM is among the nation’s major research universities and is one of the two centers of doctoral study in the University of Wisconsin system. UWM is a Carnegie “Research 1” institution located in Wisconsin’s cultural and economic center in a vibrant urban setting on Milwaukee’s North Shore close to Lake Michigan. It serves more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with the most diverse population of any school in the UW system.

The Psychology Department places a premium on excellence in teaching and scholarly research. As a result, we are one of the most dynamic and productive departments at UWM. The faculty are recognized experts in their various disciplines as well as accomplished teachers.

Job Summary
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in behavioral neuroscience. We are interested in recruiting outstanding scientists that will build directly on the current strengths of our program ( We expect to make appointments at the Assistant Professor level.

Successful applicants should employ modern technical approaches to address important questions related to learning and memory, motivation, perception, attention, or neurological disorders. Area of research specialization is open but outstanding individuals with interests in understanding the molecular, cellular, and/or neural circuit mechanisms of behavior are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a closely related field and significant postdoctoral research experience. Responsibilities include developing an independent extramurally funded research program and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in neuroscience and psychology. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Neuroscience or comparable discipline by the time of appointment

Research interests in Behavioral Neuroscience

Postdoctoral training

Preferred Qualifications
Strong potential for extramural funding

Demonstrated research productivity

Experience fostering graduate and undergraduate research

Excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching

Ability to strengthen/expand existing program

Application Instructions
This is a continuous recruitment. Consideration of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after October 31, 2021, may not receive consideration. To apply, please see:

A complete application will consist of a cover letter, vita, a concise statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted electronically via the online system, but reference letters can be sent by email to

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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