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Tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Animal Sciences Department

Job Title: Tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Reference Code: PVL#96914
Job Location: Madison , WI
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Agriculture & horticulture
Engineering & applied sciences
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Veterinary medicine & sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-02-02
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

I. Position summary

The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences invites applications for a nine-month (academic year) tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in Animal Biologics. Animal biologics are molecules or tissues that are derived from the harvest of livestock and poultry for food. Therefore, animal biologics are co-products that add value and efficiency to the meat industry. Many animal biologics are used in animal and human health, e.g., heparin and extracellular matrix. This field of inquiry has huge potential for creative identification of biologics that cannot be synthesized using biotechnology. Animal biologics is grounded in the pillars of sustainability – environmental conservation, social benefit and economic development. In addition, the position is aligned with the new, $50 million Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery building, which was built with public, private and corporate financial support. This position has unique responsibilities in a new research field in a new building.

The position includes research, instruction and outreach components. The successful candidate will develop a novel, extramurally funded research program in Animal Biologics through competitive federal funding from USDA, other federal agencies, Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research programs, and sponsored research agreements with industry partners. The position has responsibility to lead discovery for new animal biologics, develop purification and delivery methods, test bio-efficacy, and assist industry partners in scaling toward commercialization.

Instruction will include teaching an undergraduate course in the Animal Science curriculum, such as animal growth and development at the junior level. The 235 undergraduates in Animal and Dairy Science are diverse, appreciate conceptual as well as hands-on instruction, and prepare for post-graduate professional education or employment. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the academic development of our students. The successful candidate will also develop and teach a graduate course and advise undergraduates.

The Animal Biologics faculty member will collaborate with faculty in the Animal Sciences and Dairy Science Departments in developing and training their graduate students and post-docs. The intention is for the Animal Biologics faculty member to collaborate with scientists across this campus, notably the School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Engineering, and School of Pharmacy, to recruit interest and expertise to animal biologics discovery. Animal resources for research and teaching programs include swine, cattle, sheep, chickens, and rodent species along with facilities to house these species. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is renowned for its strength in life sciences and engineering. Madison offers exceptional quality of life in a beautiful landscape.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences 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, enriching learning and work environment for students, faculty and staff.

II. Principal duties

The successful applicant will develop a vibrant, independent, extramurally-funded research program in animal biologics discovery. Undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students are included, though adjustments may be made to aid the successful applicant in establishing their research program in the early years. The position carries a commitment to resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.

III. Additional Information

The Department of Animal Sciences seeks candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. UW-Madison is a Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act Federal Contractor. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself and also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. Applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged.

Job Requirements

PhD in Animal Science, Biochemistry, Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, or related field. Post-doctoral research experience with grantsmanship and peer-reviewed publication record and/or intellectual property generation. Evidence of professional or academic experience in instruction and animal agriculture. Demonstration of ability to apply new technologies and a passion for animal biologics research and development. Well-developed interpersonal communication skills.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Applications should be submitted through by March 1, 2019 to ensure consideration, though review will continue until position is filled. Applicants should click on the “Apply Now” button (PVL#96914) and upload the following five items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) 2-page statement of research interests, (4) 1-page statement of teaching interests, and (5) statement describing past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (up to 1 page). Applicants should provide contact information for three references.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Dan Schaefer at or 608-263-2504 or 608-263-4513. If needed, mailing address is Professor Dan Schaefer, Department of Animal Sciences, 1675 Observatory Dr., UW-Madison, Madison, WI 53706-1205

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to do so at the following website: .

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are more than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dan Schaefer, Professor and Director as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dan Schaefer, Professor and Director
1675 Observatory Drive
Department of Animal Sciences
Madison , WI 53706
United States
Phone: 6082634513
Phone: 6082632504
Fax: 6082625157

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