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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND DESIGN

Apply now Job no: 214598-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:L&S/PLANNING & LANDSCAPE ARCH
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Planning and Landscape Architecture is a diverse and interdisciplinary department with several applied programs in planning and design, including a professionally accredited Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture (BLA) and Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (MSURPL). We have a legacy of foundational work in ecological restoration, design, and management, and are interested in advancing the theory and practice of the field within a global context. We seek a candidate to develop an internationally recognized and globally transcendent research program in Ecological Restoration and Design. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work collaboratively to address complex problems involving international environmental challenges, including studies spanning disciplinary boundaries and involving social-ecological dynamics.
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:

We seek someone with training and experience in both landscape architecture and ecological restoration. 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, including within the professional landscape architecture program, as well as mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Their teaching program will help students develop important knowledge, skills, and ethical standards of practice. This position will meet a critical need of our accredited BLA degree. We expect this position to teach core courses including 1) Plants and Ecology in Design - a BLA planting design studio course, 2) international aspects of ecosystem restoration course, and 3) other courses contributing to our BLA, our Landscape and Urban Studies undergraduate major, and our graduate degrees, typically 3-4 courses per year. Some of these courses will also appeal to students in other degree programs across the university.

This position provides scholarship around critical and complex socio-ecological issues during a period of remarkable global environmental change. A faculty member with this expertise can provide leadership and synergy with other faculty and staff on campus. It will allow us to expand teaching around issues of high interest and importance to students at UW-Madison and expand important research areas that are highly salient in our fields.

Candidate will be expected to obtain extramural funding and engage in scholarship in areas of specialization leading to peer-reviewed publications at the national and international levels, contributing to global initiatives such as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. They will also partner with national and international organizations such as the Society for Ecological Restoration and the Ecological Society of America, in addition to restoration and conservation agencies in Madison and other communities within Wisconsin.

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:

Two (2) degrees are required: 1) PhD in Ecology, Landscape Architecture, or closely related field; and 2) a Bachelors or higher in Landscape Architecture from a professionally accredited Landscape Architecture program.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Field experience in restoration or conservation or ecosystem management.
* Experience in planting design.
* Teaching experience at the college level.
* Professional practice experience

Additional Information:

In addition to the professionally accredited programs, the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, within the College of Letters and Sciences, hosts an undergraduate degree in Landscape and Urban Studies, and research degrees in Landscape Architecture (MSLA) and Urban and Regional Planning (PhD). The Department also houses the Earth Partnership Program and several research labs that engage with the community and environment. The Department, along with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, have been leaders in experimenting with, and advancing restoration ecology since Aldo Leopold, John Curtis, and others.

Additional information can be found below:
Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture https://dpla.wisc.edu/
Earth Partnership https://earthpartnership.wisc.edu/
UW-Madison Arboretum https://arboretum.wisc.edu/
Please direct additional questions about the position to Professor Janet Silbernagel at jmsilber@wisc.edu.

Department(s):

A489400-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/PLANNING & LANDSCAPE ARCH

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates can find the position announcement at https://jobs.wisc.edu (PVL 214598), click on "Apply Now" and submit the following 3 documents: 1) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publications (upload these as 1 document), 2) research, teaching, and diversity statements (1 document; maximum 4 single space pages total), and 3) full contact information for three references (1 document). The deadline for ensuring full consideration is January 24, 2020, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Contact:

Janet Silbernagel
jmsilber@wisc.edu
608-262-8609
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:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

214598-FA

  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://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

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