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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, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02290033

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), a research intensive premier public urban university committed to academic excellence, is located in the commercial and industrial hub of Wisconsin. UW-Milwaukee is one of the two “doctoral cluster” campuses in the University of Wisconsin System with a student enrollment close to 24,000. The Department of Physics provides undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education. The department is comprised of 19 faculty members, 20 academic staff, 11 post-doctoral associates, 8 university staff, 54 graduate students and numerous undergraduate majors. The department is the largest source of of external research funding on the campus, and is housed in the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex, one of the most modern structures on campus.

Job Summary
The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in data-driven analysis of biophysical systems to start in Fall 2022. We seek an outstanding candidate with a strong record of research in the development of advanced algorithms for the study of the structure and dynamics of biophysical systems. This appointee will collaborate with the NSF Science and Technology Center “Biology with X-Ray Lasers.”

The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, extramurally funded research program, train students (undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D.) and postdoctoral associates, and contribute to the Physics curriculum, including courses in advanced data-driven techniques. We encourage applications from members of groups that are typically under-represented in science.

Minimum Qualifications
  • | PhD in Physics or closely related field.
  • | Postdoctoral Experience.
  • | Expertise in data analysis in advanced methods of X-ray scattering or cryogenic electron microscopy.

Preferred Qualifications
  • | Experience with X-ray scattering or cryogenic electron data types.
  • | Experience with Cluster Computing

Application Instructions
Candidates seeking consideration must apply at .

Additionally, candidates must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, research and teaching statements, and lists of publications and patents (upload to “Other Document 1”). They must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the chair of the search committee at: Please also contact with questions regarding the position.

This is a continuous recruitment. The initial screening of applicants will begin on November 1, 2021, and continue until a qualified candidate is hired. Applications received after October 31, 2021, may not receive consideration.

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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