ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL GENOMICS - CLUSTER HIRE
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 268582-FA
The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a position in Social Genomics, beginning July 1, 2023. Social Genomics research integrates theories, data, and methods across the social, health, and genetic sciences. This position is one of three hiring opportunities in social genomics that included in a UW interdisciplinary cluster hiring initiative (https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/) designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students to integrate genetics, social science, and social policy research across the campus to create an interdisciplinary social genomics research community.
The successful candidate will have their tenure home in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics with a potential joint appointment in Sociology, Psychology, Population Health Sciences, or another related department.
Faculty hired under the cluster initiative will become affiliated with other departments, centers, and institutes as research interests overlap. These may include the departments of Population Health Sciences, Sociology, or Psychology; or the Center for the Demography of Health and Aging, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Waisman Center, and/or the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
70% Develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge, highly visible, and extramurally funded research program that specializes in integrating data from genomic and social science sources with a focus on statistical and computational approaches to genetic prediction (genetic risk scores/polygenic scores) and/or the application of these scores to answering social science/health science/policy questions.
15% Advise undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students in their social genomics research and teaching activities. The successful applicant will be a trainer in the Biomedical Data Science MS and PhD programs in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics.
10% Teach graduate and undergraduate courses and/or develop new courses in their area of expertise, as appropriate.
5% Leadership in instruction and research; participation in faculty governance; and service to the department, school, university, and profession, as appropriate.
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.
Required Terminal Degree PhD in biostatistics or statistics with expertise in statistical genetics and social science.
Candidates must have at least two years of experience conducting research using both genetic and social/health science data.
Candidate must have teaching experience appropriate to their stage of career:
Assistant professor candidates must have been a teaching assistant for at least one graduate level course in biostatistics, data science, or social genomics during their graduate careers.
Associate professor candidates must have taught graduate level courses in biostatistics, data science, or social genomics during previous faculty appointments.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
JULY 01, 2023
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)
This position offers the flexibility of a 9-month or 12-month appointment.
Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.
UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.
How to Apply:
The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 15, 2022, 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. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button and use the online UW Job Application system to upload the following: -A cover letter referencing PVL#268582 -Candidate CV -Teaching and research statements -Copies of three (3) peer-reviewed and published manuscripts
You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references. After submitting your application, the references you submitted will automatically be contacted to provide a reference letter on your behalf.
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).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.