Assistant Professor (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, United States
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Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a major urban university, committed to academic excellence, located in the commercial and industrial hub of Wisconsin. The campus is in a pleasant residential neighborhood on Milwaukee’s northeast side, only a few blocks from Lake Michigan. UW-Milwaukee is one of the two “doctoral cluster” campuses in the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System, with a student enrollment of approximately 25,000.


The School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at UWM is the only graduate school in the nation dedicated solely to the study of freshwater issues. Its interdisciplinary research and education programs link science with action, and are integrated across four major areas: freshwater system dynamics; human and ecosystem health; freshwater technology; and freshwater economics, policy, and management. It is the school’s goal to be recognized world-wide as the source of expert knowledge on water issues and a catalyst for great ideas that change how people think about and manage water resources.


The School of Freshwater Sciences is housed at UWM’s Harbor Campus at 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Job Summary

The Assistant Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics will help create an environmental and natural resource economics program that is nationally recognized for excellence in research and teaching, with a focus on water policy. He or she is expected to closely collaborate with Center for Water Policy personnel and cultivate support from government and private sources.


Minimum Qualifications

-Ph.D. (or Ph.D. completed no later than August 2019) in agricultural economics, applied economics, environmental economics, natural resource economics, economics, or an interdisciplinary degree with a strong economics component

-Research experience in applied economics, natural resource economics, environmental economics, or other related focus area


Preferred Qualifications

-Demonstrated excellence in applied economics, natural resource economics, environmental economics, or other related focus area

-Demonstrated excellence in applied econometrics and/or programming 

-Specialty in water resources, water policy, and/or ecosystem services 

-Potential for high scholarly productivity 

-Demonstrated ability to teach

-Potential for mentoring MS/PhD student

-Demonstrated ability to communicate complex economic concepts to professional and lay audiences