Assistant or Associate Professor, Polar Ecology - Madison, WI, USA

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, seeks to fill one position for an assistant professor (tenure-track) faculty position in polar /Arctic ecosystems and ecological modeling.

This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to add to the vibrant community focused on "The Emerging Polar Regions" that would work at the intersections among earth system components (cryosphere, atmosphere/ocean, and biosphere). The cluster joins a landscape of existing- and historical-strengths in diverse aspects of polar research at UW-Madison.

Units participating in the cluster hire include the Departments of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Botany, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Geography, Geosciences, and Integrative Biology. Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate's qualifications and interests. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at:


The primary selection criteria will be evidence of potential for developing a significant research program in polar/Arctic ecology and ecosystems with a focus on modeling or data-model integration, the ability to contribute to teaching that integrates ecology with other earth system disciplines, a demonstrated commitment to enhancing inclusivity and diversity, and a strong commitment to the intellectual and academic mission of the associated home department(s) and university as a whole.

This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level, to start 17 August 2020. Applications at the associate professor level may be considered in exceptional cases.


The selected individual is expected to develop a nationally recognized program of scholarly research; teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and contribute to local, university, and national service as appropriate for career stage. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and pursue novel approaches to research.


Doctorate required in biogeography, ecology, ecosystem science, environmental science, integrative biology, or closely related field.


The deadline for ensuring full consideration is 22 November 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes: cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, and three statements discussing 1) research interests and directions, 2) teaching interest and philosophy, and 3) contributions to diversity and inclusion, respectively. References of finalists will be contacted and asked to provide a letter of recommendation.

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