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University of Wisconsin - Madison

Location: MadisonWI 53705 Document ID: AD125-0H7N Posted on: 2019-04-1104/11/2019 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time


Position Summary:
The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison invites applications for a director of communications position. The director of communications, working with the faculty, will be responsible for promoting Physics Department research, teaching, and outreach accomplishments using various forms of communication.

Position Duties:
List of Duties

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:
Master's degree in science related field required.
Ph.D. in physics or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Minimum of one year of experience working in a research setting, two years preferred.
Demonstrated experience with science communication is required (writing/media sample required).
Experience using web content development tools and willingness to learn new communication technologies.


Work Type:
Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:
Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired in to a Senior University Relations Specialist, University Relations Specialist or Associate University Relations Specialist title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position contact: Kimberly Marston, kjmarston@wisc.edu or 608-262-0886.

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and a document with contact information for three professional references (including your current supervisor), and a writing sample or media sample (e.g. video - in which case please include a document that contains a link to a web site with the video and describes your role in the production of the video). References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Sridhara Dasu
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Employment Class:
Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

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

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Mar 28 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 11 2019 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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