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Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology (2 positions)

University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI
Start date
Apr 7, 2024
Closing date
May 7, 2024

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The Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout seeks two tenure-track faculty members for our target areas of molecular biology, human or animal physiology, cell biology, or genetics to join us in August 2024. We invite applications from individuals with ability to provide strong undergraduate education and active student engagement in research in one or more of our target areas.

The successful candidates will join an intellectually vibrant and engaged community invested in excellent teaching and the application of best practices in the classroom and laboratory. As a polytechnic university, we strive to provide authentic hands-on experiences to our students. We have access to diverse instrumentation in molecular and microbiology, environmental sampling, and analytical chemistry, and our facilities include terrestrial and aquatic research animal housing, a cadaver lab, BSL-2 space, and a greenhouse. Our scholarly and service activities are supported by both internal and external grants, and funds are available for professional development and student research and dissemination activities.


  • PhD earned by employment start date in physiology, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, or a related field
  • Potential for excellence in teaching undergraduates in life science disciplines in both the classroom and laboratory
  • Potential for developing a research program involving undergraduates
  • Commitment to cultivating a work environment and student experience that embraces inclusion
  • Teach undergraduate courses that support degree programs in biology and related fields, as well as general education courses, as needed.
  • Provide student academic advisement and conduct assessment of student learning. This includes contributing to academic program assessment and continuous improvement.
  • Conduct research that provides opportunities for undergraduate student involvement.
  • Engage in service to the department, college, university, and/or community.

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:


Applications received by the end of the day October 29, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after this date may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to

Required application materials:
1. Cover letter addressing minimum and desired qualifications
2. Curriculum vitae or resume
3. Teaching statement (1-2 pages)
4. Research statement (1-2 pages)
5. Names and contact information for a minimum of three professional references
6. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application, you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions available at

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to provide reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual with a disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: James B. Burritt, PhD
Phone: 715-232-5048

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Gretchen Yonko
Phone: 715-232-1216


Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees. For more information, see the Benefits Quick Guide and the Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator .

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups, including veterans, individuals with disabilities, and historically excluded populations. At UW-Stout, we value our differences and diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Official transcripts will be required at time of hire. Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security to all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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