Assistant or Associate Professor of Aquatic Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Position is with the Center for Limnology, with a tenure home in the Dept. of Integrative Biology.
Negotiable, ACADEMIC (9 months)
September 24 2018
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Full Time
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The Department of Integrative Biology and the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Aquatic Ecology (tenure-track) position beginning August 2019.  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.  PhD in aquatic biology, fish/fisheries ecology, limnology, or related field required prior to start of appointment.  Applicants must demonstrate excellence and productivity in scholarship research, as well as a commitment to teaching.  Appointments at the Associate level must possess experience and scholarship credentials for appointment with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Expectations include excellence in research and graduate training, engagement in interdisciplinary and collaborative scholarship, ability to maintain a vigorous extramurally funded research program, and skilled teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  Diverse water-related activities at UW-Madison ( offer numerous collaborative opportunities, including involvement with the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research program.

Interested candidates can find the position announcement at (PVL96027), 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 information regarding the Department of Integrative Biology and the Center for Limnology are available at and  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Professor Jake Vander Zanden at

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.

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