ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (SOCIAL GENOMICS CLUSTER HIRE)
University of Wisconsin Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 275241-FA
The Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS) in the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) invites applications for a faculty position in the area of genetic/genomic epidemiology with a focus on social genomics. This position is the final of three hires in Social Genomics as part of the UW-Madison's interdisciplinary Cluster Hiring Initiative (https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/). Faculty in the Social Genomics cluster, along with additional UW-Madison researchers, form the Initiative in Social Genomics (ISG; https://isg.wisc.edu), one of the largest and most innovative groups of researchers pursuing topics in social genomics in the world. Integrating social and population health sciences with genetic and social policy research, ISG researchers study how genes are linked with human behavior and socio-economic outcomes, how genes and environments interact (GxE), and how external social conditions influence basic internal biological processes. The ISG was designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students across the campus to create an interdisciplinary social genomics research community.
PHS is an interdisciplinary department with the goal of understanding, preserving, and improving the health of populations and individuals. The individual selected for this role will contribute to the advancement of the PHS mission through research, teaching, and service. PHS is home to an interdisciplinary academic environment, with a strong track record of collaborative and innovative research. The successful applicant must be able to positively interact within a collaborative community of scholars throughout SMPH and across campus. The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.
The successful candidate will have their tenure home in the Department of Population Health Sciences, with potential for a joint appointment in another department and/or affiliate appointments with some set of interdisciplinary centers and institutes across campus, such as the Center for the Demography of Health and Aging, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Carbone Cancer Center, and 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% Research: Develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge, highly visible, and interdisciplinary research program that specializes in integrating genomic epidemiologic methods within the social, behavioral, and/or health sciences. Research programs may include (but are not limited to) innovative uses of polygenic scores and gene-environment/behavioral interactions involved in health and disease.
15% Teaching: Teach one PHS course per academic year.
10%: Advising: Advise and mentor graduate students in PHS Population Health and Epidemiology programs and other relevant degree programs at UW-Madison.
5%: Service: Participate 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 or other doctoral level degree in Epidemiology or a related discipline is required
Candidates must combine genetic/genomic epidemiology and social/behavioral health in their research. Relevant areas of methodologic expertise include, but are not limited to, polygenic scores and gene-environment/behavioral interactions involved in health and disease.
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
JULY 01, 2023
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months) 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/).
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 April 6, 2023, 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 submit the following:
You will be asked to upload a CV, cover letter, teaching statement, and research statement as part of the application process. Please ensure that the CV and cover letter address how you meet the qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
At a future date you may be asked to provide three professional/supervisor letters of reference.
Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)
A53-MEDICAL SCHOOL/POP HEALTH SCI/POP HLTH
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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.