University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Introduction (Description of
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), is Doctoral/Research
extensive and a premier public urban university committed to
academic excellence, located in the commercial and industrial hub
of Wisconsin. UW-Milwaukee is one of the two “doctoral cluster”
campuses in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System with a
student enrollment close to 28,000. The Department of Biological
Sciences is home to both the Microbiology major and the Biological
Sciences major. The department is comprised of approximately 22
faculty members, 10 academic staff, three classified staff, 52
graduate students, 600 undergraduate majors, and 4000 enrolled
undergraduate students. The department is housed in Lapham
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a tenure-track
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in microbial genetics/genomics to
start in Fall 2022. We seek an outstanding candidate with a strong
record of research in microbial genetics and pathogenesis. This
position is part of a larger departmental strategic hiring
initiative in Host-Pathogen Interactions. Research may include
mechanisms of bacterial virulence, antimicrobial resistance,
microbe-host or microbe-virus interactions, effects of the host
microbiome on disease, and related areas. Laboratory space
accommodating BSL-1 or BSL-2 is available. A Ph.D. degree and at
least 2 years postdoctoral experience in microbial genetics or a
related area are required. 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 both the Microbiology and Biological
Sciences curriculum, including a course in microbial genetics. We
encourage applications from members of groups that are typically
under-represented in science.
PhD in Microbiology or related areaA minimum of two years of
postdoctoral experience in microbial genetics or in a related
Demonstrated record of strong research experienceDemonstrated
evidence of securing extramural fundingDemonstrated evidence of
teaching excellenceDemonstrated evidence of/potential for
collaborationDemonstrated experience in host-microbe
interactionsDemonstrated experience in bacterial microbiology
To apply, please go to https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/31152
A completed application should include a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, statement of research interests (3 page maximum), and a
teaching philosophy (1 page maximum).
Additionally, as part of our application process, we require the
names and contact information of three professional references.
Letters will be requested for short-listed candidates.
This is a continuous recruitment.
applications will start on September 1, 2021 and will continue
until the position is filled. Applications received after August
31, 2021 may not receive full consideration.
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.
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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.
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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
To apply, please visit: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/31402