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Assistant Professor of Biology

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Faculty

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Official Title: Assistant Professor
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Tenure-track
Position Summary: The Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning September 2022. This tenure-track faculty position will be split between Medical Technology and Biology and will involve teaching courses in Medical Bacteriology and Medical Mycology for Medical Technology, and undergraduate and graduate courses in Biology. In addition, the successful candidate will advise Medical Technology students and take part in program support activities assigned by the Program Director. The successful candidate will also pursue a research program, perform scholarship and service, advise Biology undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in department governance.
Responsibilities Teach courses in Biology and Medical Technology; participate in advising and other activities such as recruitment for the Medical Technology Program; establish a research program involving undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in service activities. 
Required: 1. Ph.D. in Microbiology or terminal degree in closely related field earned or expected by September 2023.
2. Ability and knowledge necessary to teach courses in medical bacteriology, medical mycology, microbiology and introductory biology.
3. Strong background in medical microbiology through a combination of coursework and experience.
4. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Preferred: 1. Post-doctoral research experience and teaching experience at the university level.
2. Background or experience in public health, medical technology, or clinical microbiology and/or medical technology desirable.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Brief statements of teaching philosophy (including advising) and research interests
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Electronic copies of a maximum of 3 publications
  5. List of 3 professional references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (at least one from the candidate's current institution)
  6. Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (official transcripts will be requested of all finalists)

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

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Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by (Friday, November 5, 2021) are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or