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. The department seeks a broadly trained candidate with demonstrated expertise in applying cellular and/or molecular approaches to the study of immunology. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in infectious disease immunology and/or molecular mechanisms of immune system function. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate instruction and embrace the department and university commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will contribute to a vibrant cell, molecular, and microbiology curriculum by teaching both introductory and upper-level courses in the areas of immunology, virology, cell biology and molecular biology as well as courses focused on the intersection of human health and immunology. The successful candidate will provide new research experiences for undergraduates in immunology.
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.
Experience teaching at the undergraduate level utilizing innovative methods of instruction
Experience mentoring students in research
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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 Virology and Immunology). The candidate will also have opportunities to develop courses at the intersection of human health and immunology that complement our current 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 Biology majors including 100 Biochemistry/Molecular Biology majors. Department members are dedicated to teaching and are actively involved in research with undergraduates as demonstrated by co-authored presentations and publications. The Department is affiliated with the Institute for Health Sciences on campus, which is a consortium of academic departments and programs that support the advancement and visibility of the pre-professional and professional health science programs.
Departmental facilities include a variety of teaching and research laboratories, standard cell and molecular instrumentation, equipment and facilities for cell culture, gel and blot documentation systems, a real-time PCR system, a flow cytometer and shared access to conventional and confocal fluorescence microscopes and transmission and scanning electron microscopes. In addition, we have three greenhouses and an animal care facility.
Research is supported by competitive start-up packages as well as both external and internal grants. The professional development, attendance at meetings, and high impact experiences for students are also supported with internal funds.
We participate in the Ronald McNair Post- baccalaureate Achievement Program as well as other initiatives to increase equity, diversity and inclusion. 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. UWEC 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 67,000 located in the Chippewa Valley. It was recently featured in Time Magazine, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a new “it” city for millennials due to its ever expanding entrepreneurial, local food, art and music scenes. The surrounding scenic countryside also offers plentiful access to rivers, public parks, and seasonal outdoor recreational activities. It is affordable, has major medical facilities, outstanding public schools and ample employment opportunities. The Chippewa Valley is just 90 miles from the 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 # 18727) 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)
Unofficial copies of all graduate school transcripts
Names and contact information for three references.
Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Daniel Herman, [email protected].
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by September 23, 2022. However, screening may continue until the position is filled.
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