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Apply now Job no: 245132-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Partial Remote
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology invites applications for a tenure track, nine-month Assistant Professor faculty position specializing in natural resource economics. The incumbent must have an interest in collaborating across disciplines, securing extramural funding, partnering with natural resource agencies, and achieving national and international research prominence.

The successful candidate should have a background in an economics field including, but not limited to, forest economics, environmental and resource economics, trade or macroeconomics, development economics, and behavioral economics. Similarly, they could employ a wide range of methods, including, but not limited to, applied econometrics, experiments, optimization, sector modeling, and valuation. Successful candidates should have a research program related to the environment, natural resources, ecosystem services, conservation, land use, forests, wildlife, or ecology.

We are seeking candidates trained in economics and dedicated to applying their skills to make a difference for the environment and natural resources. They will create a vibrant research program, mentor undergraduates, graduates, and trainees, make meaningful contributions to our department's teaching mission, and engage with natural resources decision-makers. The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is internationally known for its research, teaching, and outreach, and we are eager to welcome a new colleague to work and collaborate with us.

* Develop and carry out a vigorous externally funded research program, and publish in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. The focus of that research program is the choice of the successful candidate, and flexible as long as it interfaces economics with natural resources management and the environment. Examples of research topics include ecosystem service valuation, effectiveness of protected areas, impact evaluation of conservation payment programs, carbon and timber markets, fire management, adaptation of forest management given climate change and invasive species. We stress that this list is not comprehensive, and only provide it to highlight that we welcome applications from economists focused on a wide range of research questions related to the environment and natural resources. The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding. Research collaborations with other faculty in our department, and across campus, are encouraged.

* Teach graduate and undergraduate students, commensurate with college expectations and consistent with the teaching loads of the department. Mentor students and promote their development and success in a collaborative environment. The incumbent will teach two courses. The first is an undergraduate course titled ?Economics in Forest Management,? which covers forest management, valuation, decision-making, and optimization. The incumbent will also develop a second course targeted at upper level undergraduate and/or graduate students in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences and across campus. This second course should focus on the candidate?s area of expertise.

* Contribute to outreach and service functions of the department, college, university, and professional societies.

* Contribute to programs aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the department, college, and university. Promote an inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated communities.

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


PhD in Economics or related discipline required. Specialization in the areas of the environment, ecosystem services, or natural resources is preferred.


The incumbent will have completed a PhD by the position start date.

Additional Information:

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff.

We seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense and strive to provide a supportive environment for faculty, staff, and students. Our curiosity, creativity, and drive make us a top program nationally and internationally. Our Department is a campus hub for applied ecology, spatial analysis and remote sensing of ecosystems, and the social sciences related to natural resource management and conservation. Our Forest Science program was ranked #1 in the nation in 2020 by the National Research Council. Learn more about us at

About the community: Situated on the isthmus between Lakes Monona and Mendota, UW-Madison and the Madison area are renowned for vibrant culture, scenic beauty, abundance of recreational and entertainment opportunities, exceptional K-12 schools, friendly feel, and high quality of life. We are an equal opportunity employer and will equally consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. Unless confidentiality is requested, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system (via by the deadline date to ensure consideration.

To apply, click "Apply Now." Applicants should upload three (3) separate documents: a cover letter, curriculum vita, and statement of research and teaching interests. In addition, you will be asked for the contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 19, 2021; however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. For questions about submitting applications, please contact Alyson Amenda ( For other questions about this position, please contact Volker Radeloff, Search Committee Chair ( 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:

NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


Volker Radeloff
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Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)

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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.

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:

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).

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