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Biology: Assistant Professor in Immunology

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Biology

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #19240
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Biology: Assistant Professor in Immunology

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 21st, 2023. We seek an immunologist who is committed to excellence in undergraduate instruction, embraces the department and university commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and will engage undergraduates in immunology-focused research. We invite applicants with a research focus in any area of immunology using a relevant study system. The successful candidate will contribute to a vibrant cell, molecular, and microbiology curriculum by teaching both introductory and upper-level courses.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. by August 21, 2023 and demonstrated interest in joining a department that values excellence in teaching undergraduates, collaborative research with undergraduates, and engagement in inclusion and diversity efforts.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level utilizing innovative methods of instruction
  • Experience mentoring students in research
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

The salary range for this position is $60,000-$66,000.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will teach both introductory and upper-level biology courses for majors (such as Foundations of Biology I and Cell & Molecular Biology) as well as offer upper-level coursework related to their expertise (such as Immunology). The candidate will also have opportunities to develop additional courses that enhance our curriculum. The teaching commitment is approximately 12 contact hours per week. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduate students, provide academic advising to students (in collaboration with Advising, Retention, and Career Center) and engage in service to the Department, College, University, profession and/or community. Opportunities also exist for contribution to collaborative and growing interdisciplinary high impact experiences among STEM departments as well as collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System partners.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biology currently has 15 faculty, 3 instructors, a lab manager, a greenhouse/animal care manager, and approximately 700 students involved in Biology-affiliated majors (Biology, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Ecology and Environmental Biology). Department members are dedicated to teaching and are actively involved in research with undergraduates as demonstrated by co-authored presentations and publications. The Department works closely with the Health Careers Center on campus to support the advancement of pre-professional and professional health science students and programs. UW-Eau Claire’s research agreement with Mayo Clinic includes funding for collaborative research projects involving our faculty and students.

Departmental facilities include a variety of teaching and research laboratories appropriate for BSL-2 procedures, standard cell and molecular instrumentation, equipment and facilities for cell culture, gel and blot documentation systems, a real-time PCR system, a flow cytometer, shared access to conventional and confocal fluorescence microscopes and transmission and scanning electron microscopes, and access to the UW-Eau Claire high performance supercomputing cluster. In addition, we have an animal care facility and three greenhouses.

Research is supported by competitive start-up packages as well as both external and internal grants through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. We participate in the Ronald McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program as well as other initiatives to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Internal funds are also available to support summer research stipends and travel to professional meetings for both students and faculty mentors. Each member of the department also receives annual allocations of endowed funds for professional development and/or research expenses.

To learn more about the Department of Biology, visit:  www.uwec.ly/biology.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. UW-Eau Claire is home to the UW System's only Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration, which supports research collaborations between faculty and undergraduates as well as external grant development and hosts an annual Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity. UW-Eau Claire's campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin's largest city.

To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is a vibrant community of over 69,000 located in the Chippewa Valley. Regularly recognized as one of the most livable college towns in America, Eau Claire was featured in the “Reasons to Celebrate America” series in Time Magazine and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel due to its ever expanding entrepreneurial, local food, art and music scenes. Our city is a recreation destination as the surrounding scenic countryside offers plentiful access to rivers, public parks, and many seasonal outdoor activities. Eau Claire is affordable, has major medical facilities, outstanding public schools, and ample employment opportunities. Eau Claire is just 90 miles from the MSP international airport and the cosmopolitan center of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please click on the “Apply Now” link for this job posting on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/. This will direct you to the UW System Career Opportunities page where application materials will be submitted. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "New User" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Biology: Assistant Professor in Immunology position (Job ID # 19240) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application including a statement of why you are interested in a career at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and your interests in and/or contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion. You are invited to include an explanation regarding how the Covid 19 pandemic has affected your career trajectory.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses your experiences with and plans for teaching and mentoring diverse student populations and courses you would be interested in teaching (2-page maximum length).
  • Concise research statement including future research plans and ways to involve undergraduates as collaborators (2-page maximum length)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of all graduate school transcripts
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Daniel Herman, hermandp@uwec.edu.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by February 9, 2023. However, screening may continue until the position is filled. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to 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. §. 19.36(7).