Assistant, Associate, Professor of Biochemistry

(Ref#: 285138-FA)

University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Academic Faculty - Tenured
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison welcomes applications for faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Candidates of any rank with a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and a strong interest in advancing our understanding of any aspect of the molecular mechanisms that govern living systems are invited to apply. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty with broad interests in the biochemical sciences.

The Department has an exceptional scientific environment including national centers in cryo-EM and NMR, and facilities and expertise in mass spectrometry, crystallography, high-throughput sequencing, computation, biophysical instrumentation, imaging, and animal care. These departmental strengths are complemented by a UW-Madison ecosystem that boasts remarkable breadth in biological, chemical, and engineering sciences across the campus.

In addition to establishing a creative, independent, and extramurally funded research program, faculty are expected provide a strong training environment for pre- and post-doctoral trainees, participate in our undergraduate biochemistry teaching program, and contribute to service in the Department, College, University, and beyond.

The position is an academic (9-month) tenure-track (junior) or tenured (mid-career or senior) faculty position. It carries a commitment to the three important functions of instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank.


Principle duties to include:

1) Build an ambitious and independent, imaginative research program that complements the Department's strengths in cutting-edge biochemical research.

2) Interact effectively with colleagues within the department and across campus.

3) Teach in the UW-Biochemistry undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Provide support for education within graduate programs.

4) Promote an inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and communities.

5) Contribute to faculty governance and participate in outreach through university and professional service.

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.



Terminal Degree

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Biochemistry or related field, by the start of the position.


We are searching for exceptional, collaborative scientists performing research in any area of the molecular mechanisms that govern living systems. This faculty position is a tenure-track (junior) or tenured (mid-career or senior) position.

We seek faculty who actively engage in cutting-edge research; innovative teaching; promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and service. Candidates for a tenured position must possess a sustained record of professional achievement as indicated by outstanding research and publications, teaching, and other activities.

Viable candidates will demonstrate a record of or potential for:

1) individual and collaborative extramural grantsmanship with publications in impactful journals;

2) teaching and educational support; and

3) contribution to outreach and service functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies.

We encourage applicants of any rank. At the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, the candidate's qualifications must be sufficient to meet the requirements for tenure in the Department of Biochemistry in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

All requirements must be met by the position start date.

Additional Information:

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism, and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all races, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religion, and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

How to Apply:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 285138. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

Applicants must upload the following information as a single PDF document:

1) Cover letter detailing interest and relevant experience for this position (1-page)

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Statements of:

a. Teaching and mentoring philosophy and experience (1-page limit)

b. Research experience and interests with a description of current and planned research (3-5 page limit)

In addition, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references willing to be contacted for letters of recommendation at a later date. 

We advise that Assistant level applicants notify letter-writers in advance that letters will be required to the department by November 1, 2023.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 15, 2023; however, the position will remain open, and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Contact Veronica Pierce ( in the Department of Biochemistry for questions on the application process. All questions pertaining to the position can be directed to Robert Landick (search chair) at or Vatsan Raman (search vice-chair) at

Applicants can find relevant information about the Department of Biochemistry at 

Education Requirement:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Institute for Molecular Virology
1525 Linden Dr
Madison , WI 53706
Veronica Pierce,