Assistant Professor of Ecology

Milwaukee Wisconsin USA
Competitive salary + benefits
September 13 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University is expanding its strength in Ecology & Environmental Science and seeks a candidate at the Assistant Professor level to start in August 2019. Preference will be given to candidates who are testing broad conceptual issues in Ecology using field-based data collection, with an emphasis in Ecosystem, Population, or Physiological Ecology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience, with a demonstrated potential for high quality research and teaching. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative research program funded by extramural grants.

Salary, benefits, and startup are commensurate with those of other research universities.  Teaching responsibilities of a junior faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences are typically one class per semester in the candidate's area of expertise. The candidate is expected to participate in the research training of graduate and undergraduate students.

Marquette University is a private Jesuit institution of 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Department of Biological Sciences is a vibrant collaborative research community, consisting of 23 faculty members with over 30 PhD students and a growing graduate program. Faculty research is funded mainly through external agencies such as NSF, USDA, and NIH. The department has strong collaborations within and across campus as well as partnerships with other Wisconsin research institutions, including UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Information on the department of Biological Sciences can be found at:

Marquette University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values excellence in scholarship and teaching, as well as diversity; we encourage underrepresented groups to apply. The full job ad can be found at:

Please submit applications for this position through Marquette University’s recruiting website: Each application should include a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy and the courses that the applicant is interested in teaching, succinct research plan, diversity statement, unofficial transcripts, and the names and email addresses of 3 references. The diversity statement should include the candidate’s experience and vision for promoting diversity through research, teaching, or service. After submitting your application, contact the three references and have them submit letters of recommendation to, include “Ecology Search” in the subject line of the email. Application deadline: October 15, 2018. Please send inquiries about this position to Stefan Schnitzer, the Chair of the search committee (email: