Chair Professor of Neuroscience

University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Neuroscience

Chair, Department of Neuroscience

Job no: 227263-FA

Work type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Management/Supervisory, Dean, Director, Executive, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional

Position Summary:

We seek a recognized leader with proven leadership and management skills as well as an outstanding academic background. The Chair will provide strategic, academic, and administrative leadership of the highest quality to this distinguished department in its research, teaching, and service missions.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal Duties:

The Chair will participate in leadership and service activities to the School, the University, the state of Wisconsin, and the profession.

The successful candidate will have a compelling vision for the future of Neuroscience in a leading research-intensive public academic institution.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:
Ph.D. or equivalent

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Substantial background and experience in administrative leadership, research, and teaching, including training programs for the full continuum of neuroscience learners, and a strong academic background that would qualify for appointment as a tenured professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Work Type:
Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Anticipated Begin Date:
SEPTEMBER 01, 2021

ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:
To begin the application process please click on the `Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a personal statement/cover letter. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 8, 2020, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
To ensure consideration, application must be received by: November 8, 2020

Jennifer Scheuer
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Applications Open: Sep 21 2020 Central Daylight Time
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