Assistant Professor – Forest Ecology

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Job description

Job no: 92171-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Position Vacancy ID: 92171-FA
FTE: 100%
Advertised Salary: Negotiable ACADEMIC (9 months)

Employment Class

Hiring Department

Anticipated Begin Date
AUGUST 10, 2018

Degree and area of specialization
Candidates will have a PhD in forest ecology or closely related discipline.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience
Evidence of established scholarship including a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals together with the potential for contributions of national and international significance at the Assistant Professor level; Evidence of success in securing extramural funding; Evidence of excellent teaching skills.

Position Summary
Here is a rewarding and challenging opportunity to conduct research and teach in forest ecology. Ideally, the succesful candidate will focus on forest and landscape responses to change agents and the manipulation of forest structure and composition. Our new colleague will create a vibrant research program and make meaningful contributions in teaching; and mentoring undergraduates, graduates, and trainees. 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.

Additional Information
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. 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, disabilty 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.

Eric Kruger
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How to apply

Instructions to Applicants
Applications must be received through UW-Madison’s online application system by the deadline date to ensure consideration.

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 November 26, 2017; however this position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. For questions about submitting applications, please contact Dean Ladwig in Russell Labs at or (608) 263-4346. For other questions about this position, please contact Eric Kruger, Search Committee Chair, at or (608) 262-4754.

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Full Position Details

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