The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UW Health Portage Clinic, located in Portage, Wisconsin, seeks a new faculty member to join their clinic. This position will include full-spectrum family medicine, teaching, and may involve scholarly work.

Job Responsibilities:

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is interested in a Family Medicine physician to join the UW Health Portage Clinic. This physician faculty will provide the full spectrum of family medicine skills and patient care. This position will be involved in clinical teaching of medical students and other learners. This position may involve academic scholarly work.

Duties will include provision of clinical care of patients, clinical teaching of medical students and other learners, participation in clinical faculty call schedule (phone call only), nursing home visits, departmental meetings, and performing administrative duties as necessary in the position.

There may be additional opportunities within UW-SMPH and UW Health to be involved. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members. The preferred candidate will either have experience teaching and working with a diverse population or will welcome a commitment to teaching and working with a diverse population.

This vacancy is being announced as either CHS and CT Track. Having two tracks posted into this vacancy listing allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider clinical teacher faculty candidates with or without research credentials for this non-tenure-track position. CHS Track duties may consist of dedicated FTE time for scholarly work and teaching.

About SMPH and DFMCH:

The successful candidate will join a world-class institution that encourages, values and supports interdisciplinary basic, clinic and population health research, and attracts scholars and students from around the world. Madison is the state’s capitol city with a population of over 270,000, and offers an ideal combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schools.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is a large, tier-one clinical department in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). DFMCH and its associated UW Health clinic operation has over 750 employees, including 171 faculty and an additional 261 clinical adjunct faculty located throughout the state. The DFMCH is committed to patient care while also offering outstanding educational and research programs. There are over 150 residents in our sponsored and academic partner programs, and more than 400 medical students train in the department each year, with the Madison residency program ranking fifth in the nation for 2023. In fiscal year 2022, our physicians and residents practicing at 17 clinics throughout the state managed over 358,000 patient visits—an integral part of the department’s success. Research funding from the NIH and other state, federal and private sources exceeded $9.8 million in fiscal year 2022 and supported several areas of interest including major research projects in pain management, addiction and substance misuse prevention and treatment, and infectious disease surveillance. Learn more about our department’s work and our DEI commitment by visiting

DFMCH has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee that was formed in 2015. The committee’s vision is for DFMCH to be a place where everyone feels engaged, included, and has a sense of belonging; a place that reflects the community we serve at all levels.

Anticipated start date: 2023-2024 (remains flexible for final candidate)


  • MD/DO or equivalent
  • Wisconsin medical licensure required prior to start date.
  • Certification by or eligible for certification by American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP).
  • Successful completion of a fully accredited Family Medicine Residency Program.


  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including state retirement and state benefits.
  • Faculty employment with UW-Madison/UWMF provides eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Community: Portage, WI is located just north of Madison. Some providers and staff live in Madison, and some live in Portage. Portage offers the small-town feel, and Madison provides urban amenities. Working in Portage offers options as it relates to your community preferences.

Portage, WI (population estimated 10,000), is located in Columbia County and is one of the oldest settlements in Wisconsin. It is named for the Fox-Wisconsin Waterway, a portage between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Portage’s small-town charm and a high quality of life has something to offer residents of all ages. The downtown retail district has a variety of quaint shops with well-preserved original Victorian architecture. Portage also boasts an array of cultural activities, restaurants, affordable housing, and is recognized statewide for its outstanding public education system.

The abundance of recreational activities in the area will keep you busy all year long.  In the summer months, you will be able to enjoy the local golf courses, downtown Farmer’s Market, one of the many parks or walking trails, local campgrounds and plenty of lake and river activities such as swimming, boating, and canoeing. Biking enthusiasts will be able to enjoy 14 different bike loops that provide views of wetlands, valleys, rivers, lakes, and wildlife.  In the winter months, residents enjoy curling, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding, ice skating, and hitting the slopes at the local ski resort at Cascade Mountain. Portage is also home to a segment of The Ice Age Trail, a 10,000-year-old trail that spans 1,200 miles of Wisconsin and travels through 30 counties.  The trail is open year-round for hiking, backpacking and snowshoeing.

Portage has a great small-town community vibe, while also being near other cities like Wisconsin Dells (20 min) and Madison (35 min) to provide even more activities.

Open Position Link:

For additional information, please contact:
Andrew Prickett, Faculty Recruiter
Phone: (608) 262-9886

The UW-Madison is an EO/AA employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Wisconsin caregiver and open records laws apply. A background check will be conducted prior to employment.