University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Working Title: Assistant Professor - Human Biology
UW System Title:
Assistant Professor

Posting Date: December 1, 2016
Essential Job Functions:

The Department of Human Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Human Biology.  The Human Biology department is an interdisciplinary academic unit that includes molecular biologists, geneticists, microbiologists, evolutionary scientists, physiologists, anatomists, nutritional scientists, and exercise scientists.

Candidates with expertise in physiology, neurobiology, pharmacology, and/or comparative physiology as well as courses related to the candidate's specific expertise and interests are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach courses at the undergraduate level in Human Physiology (and lab), Neurobiology, and Introduction to Human Biology.
  • Develop a strong research program involving collaboration with undergraduate students and faculty.
  • Advise students.
  • Engage in scholarly activities consistent with rank and academic discipline.
  • Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing programmatic development of the department.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to a demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, service and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education.  The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Human Physiology or related field from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered, however an earned doctorate in Human Physiology or related field from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal.  ABD candidates will be contracted as Assistant Professors but transferred into a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor will be reinstated
Starting Date: August 21, 2017
Conditions of Appointment:

Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. (Total Compensation Estimator).

To Apply:

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "12644."
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Assistant Professor - Human Biology."
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions and indicates teaching and research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
  • Three letters of recommendation - Must be sent from the reference or a portfolio system and may be sent to

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Chair, Human Biology Recruitment and Hiring Committee
Phone: (920) 465-2681

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.