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

Position Number: 02282027

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
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 Hall.

Job Summary
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.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in Microbiology or related areaA minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience in microbial genetics or in a related area

Preferred Qualifications
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

Application Instructions
To apply, please go to

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. Review of 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.

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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