Assistant Professor in Freshwater Dynamics

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI, USA 🇺🇸

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Official Job TitleASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Freshwater Dynamics
Working Title:
Position Number02356258
DivisionSchool of Freshwater Sciences
Position TypeFaculty
Appointment TypeTenure Track Faculty
Pay BasisAcademic
Salary GradeCat D
FLSA StatusExempt
Posting TypeFaculty & Instructional
UWM DescriptionThe University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin’s second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high-quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here:
School/College/Division DescriptionThe School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at UWM is the only 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 five major areas: freshwater system dynamics; human and ecosystem health; freshwater technology; freshwater economics, policy, and management; and climate and atmospheric sciences. 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 based in the heart of Milwaukee’s Latinx community in the Harbor District. Our school facilities, including research vessels and laboratories, have direct access to the confluence of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers and Lake Michigan. The campus and greater Milwaukee communities offer strong opportunities for research collaboration and professional development.The School of Freshwater Sciences is housed at UWM’s Harbor Campus at 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Job SummaryThe School of Freshwater Sciences seeks a tenure-track faculty member who will join a highly interdisciplinary program to contribute to limnological research and education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The successful candidate’s research will focus on aquatic ecosystem dynamics, with an emphasis on Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes.The successful candidate will be prepared to:1. Maintain or develop a high-quality, extramurally funded Research program focused on vessel-based large lake limnology, primarily on the Laurentian Great Lakes. Potential areas of specialization include biogeochemistry, plankton ecology, physical limnology, and food web dynamics. A valued skill is the ability to conduct research within a multidisciplinary context, leveraging other areas of strength within SFS, including atmospheric science, policy and economics, microbiology, genomics, toxicology, fisheries science, atmospheric science, policy, and economics.2. Develop and Teach courses in aquatic sciences, contributing to the continuing growth of the School’s MS and PhD graduate programs and its undergraduate curriculum in Freshwater Sciences. The successful candidate will also be prepared to mentor and support graduate and undergraduate students.3. As part of the Service duties commensurate with a tenure-track appointment, work with federal, state, municipal, and non-governmental agencies, and professional societies, to advance public education and promote science-informed management of aquatic resources, as well as perform administrative duties within UWM.
Minimum QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in limnology, biology, marine biology, oceanography, ecology, or related field by time of appointment.
Preferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications:
• Postdoctoral or other relevant work experience.
• Research experience on large lakes and/or marine systems.
• Experience with vessel-based research
• Mechanistic modeling skills that apply to aquatic ecosystem dynamic processes (physical, biological, biogeochemical).
• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. This includes the ability to interpret scientific research in a policy and/or economic context.
• Successful proposal writing and extramural funding.
• Record of publications in respected peer-reviewed academic journals.
• Experience with high-quality teaching and experiential learning engagement with diverse students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
• Experience in professional and community service.
• The ability to work with community partners with diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and interests.
Target Salary RangeMinimum of $80,000. Final salary offer contingent upon skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to the position. There is also a negotiable start-up funds amount.
Benefits and Total RewardsAs part of UWM’s commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life
Application InstructionsApplication materials should include:a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;a detailed curriculum vitae;a research statement;a teaching philosophy;names and contact information for 3 references to collect confidential letters of recommendation through our application systemThis is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of October 2nd, 2023. Applications received after October 1st, 2023, may not receive consideration. The complete application package must be submitted online at: instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates’ application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they may be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?)Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date10/02/2023
Position Contact NameYulia Siverikova
Contact Phone(414)251-5239
Contact Email[email protected]
Application NotesFor 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.
Legal NoticesAA/EO StatementUWM 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.Reasonable AccommodationsUWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact [email protected] or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.Confidentiality of Applicant MaterialsUWM 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.CBC and Reference Check PolicyEmployment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.Employment AuthorizationIn compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Job CategoriesFaculty/Instruction – Natural Sciences

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