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Apply now Job no: 96027-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Aquatic Ecology

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

PhD in aquatic biology, fish/fisheries ecology, limnology, or related field required prior to start of appointment

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Applicants must demonstrate excellence and productivity in scholarly research, as well as a commitment to teaching. Appointment at the Associate level must possess experience and scholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Position Summary:

Summary: We seek a candidate to develop an internationally recognized research program focused on freshwater ecosystems. Applications will be particularly encouraged from candidates with a background in fish and fisheries ecology, and those who consider fish in a broader ecosystem context. Other potential areas of interest include quantitative ecology, aquatic conservation, community and ecosystem ecology, food web interactions, limnology, and global environmental change. Our goal is to hire an outstanding and interactive individual with broad research interests and promise for intellectual growth.

The position is based at the Center for Limnology, with a tenure home in the Department of Integrative Biology. University of Wisconsin-Madison is considered the birthplace of limnology in North America. The Center for Limnology is a collaborative and interdisciplinary unit that addresses a wide range of topics relating to freshwater systems. UW-Madison offers diverse collaborative opportunities (, potential for involvement with North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research program (, and research opportunities at Trout Lake Field Station (

Duties: Successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the Center for Limnology and the Department of Integrative Biology. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required as well as mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research in areas of specialization leading to scholarly publications at the national and international levels. Candidate will be required to perform university and professional service as appropriate.

Additional Information:

Additional information regarding the Department of Integrative and the Center for Limnology are available at and Please direct questions to Professor Jake Vander Zanden at

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' research strength, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. UW-Madison aims to fulfill its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background. Candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Jake Vander Zanden
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Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates can find the position announcement at (PVL 96027), click on "Apply Now" and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 sample publications (upload these as 1 document), research and teaching statements (upload as 1 doc; max 2 pages each), and full contact information for three references. To ensure consideration, applications must be received by: November 11, 2018; however, position will remain open until filled.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
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