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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 100251-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

We seek a candidate to develop an internationally-recognized research program in limnology and/or aquatic ecosystem ecology. Potential areas of expertise include water quality, aquatic biogeochemistry, quantitative methods, ecosystem modeling, and global environmental change. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work collaboratively to address complex problems involving freshwater systems, including studies spanning disciplinary boundaries and involving social-ecological dynamics. Our goal is to hire an outstanding and collaborative individual with broad research interests and promise for intellectual growth.

This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative that aims to further build the vibrant community of water scholars at UW-Madison ( Further information regarding the cluster initiative program can be found at: Further information about this Freshwater Sustainability Cluster can be found here: The three recruitments within the Cluster are as follows: 1) PVL 100251, Aquatic Ecology/Limnology (this position); 2) PVL 100386, Hydrology (recruitment led by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies); and 3) PVL 98889, Water Resources Economics (recruitment led by Dept of Ag & Applied Economics). Given the nature of this faculty position, the Center for Limnology and the Department of Integrative Biology are strong possibilities for an academic home, though the ultimate tenure home for the position will be agreed upon by the University and candidate based on scholarly fit. There is also the option of co-appointment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The Nelson Institute is an interdisciplinary division of the University with faculty from across campus involved in interdisciplinary educational research, teaching, and outreach. The Nelson Institute administers the interdisciplinary M.S. in Water Resources Management, among numerous other programs.

Expectations of the successful candidate include excellence in research and graduate training, engagement in interdisciplinary and collaborative research, establishment of an extramurally funded research program, University and professional service, public outreach, and skilled teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels is required, as well as mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidate will be expected to obtain extramural funding and engage in scholarly research in areas of specialization leading to scholarly publications at the national and international levels. Candidate will perform university and professional service as appropriate. In addition, the person hired will actively contribute to the cluster through research, teaching, and interaction with the Water@UW community.

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:

PhD in Limnology or closely related field is required prior to the start of the appointment.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Applicants must demonstrate excellence and productivity in scholarly research, as well as a commitment to teaching, outreach, and collaboration.

Additional Information:

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.

This faculty position is one of three faculty positions that comprise the Water@UW-Madison cluster hire in Freshwater Sustainability ( UW-Madison has diverse expertise relating to water, and offers unique collaborative opportunities that span many units. Key participating units in this cluster hire include Geoscience, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Integrative Biology, Center for Limnology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

The Center for Limnology is a collaborative and interdisciplinary unit that addresses a wide range of topics relating to freshwater systems. Center for Limnology faculty have a primary tenure home in the Department of Integrative Biology. The Center for Limnology is the home of Trout Lake Field Station ( and the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research program (, both of which provide research and collaboration opportunities.

Additional information can be found below:
Center for Limnology
Department of Integrative Biology
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Wisconsin Ecology
Please direct additional questions about the position to Professor Emily Stanley at



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates can find the position announcement at (PVL 100251), click on "Apply Now" and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 sample publications (upload these as 1 document), research, teaching, and diversity statements (1 document; maximum 4 single space pages total), and full contact information for three references (1 document). The deadline for ensuring full consideration is Nov. 1, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Emily Stanley
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. )

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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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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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