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Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Apply now Job no: 497947
Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Life Sciences

University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites qualified applications for an Assistant Professor of Microbiology opportunity, a tenure track position in the Department of Biology.  

Highly motivated, collegial individuals with a passion for undergraduate education are encouraged to apply. Anticipated start date of August 2023. 


  • Teach undergraduate lecture and lab biology courses, including core courses of the biology major, microbiology, and advanced courses dependent on the candidate’s expertise and department needs
  • Teach students standard and advanced methods in microbiology in the laboratory setting.
  • Effectively aid and advise students interested in healthcare careers by drawing meaningful connections between microbiology and its application to medicine and public health.
  • Participate in scholarly activities and remain professionally active in the scientific community
  • Provide academic advising to biology majors
  • Become active in department, college, and university service

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in microbiology or closely related field within the field of biology completed by August 1, 2023
  • Broad understanding of foundational concepts in biology and microbiology
  • Minimum experience of one semester teaching undergraduate students
  • Demonstrate a sincere commitment to undergraduate education
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and other issues of historical marginalization

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The Department of Biology currently has 18 faculty and staff members and 246 majors. Most students are interested in healthcare or ecology. The department offers an undergraduate degree in biology with emphases in health science, botany, cytotechnology, ecology, molecular biology/genetics, secondary education, and zoology.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by December 16, 2022. Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications.  
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references, at least two of which can address the candidate’s teaching.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Jeff Huebschman, Professor & Search Chair,

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. 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-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

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. §. 19.36(7).

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