Assistant Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, United States
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Working Title: Assistant Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Position Number TBD

Division School of Freshwater Sciences
Position Type Faculty
Appointment Type Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Faculty & Instructional

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

Application Instructions

Interested individuals are requested to submit a cover letter describing relevant qualifications, experiences, and statement of interest, a curriculum vitae, a published or working paper (submitted as “Other Document 1”), and transcripts of all university credits (single PDF submitted as “Other Document 2”). Additionally, as part of our application process, we are requesting three (3) letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the “Professional References” section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to each of your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential on-line portal.

Individuals who are attending the AAEA Annual Meeting Employment Center and are seeking more information about this position should contact Dr. Tracy Boyer, or by July 31, 2018 to ensure a mutually agreeable time to meet.

Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 10/01/2018

Position Contact Name Dr. Tracy Boyer
Contact Phone 414-382-1700
Contact Email

Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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AA/EO Statement 
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. 

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Confidentiality of Applicant Materials 
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request. 

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Employment will require a criminal background check. 

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