Assistant Professor, Forest Ecology

University of Wisconsin-Madison Published: October 12, 2017
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~ 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. ~

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 our website.

Position Overview

Here is a rewarding and challenging opportunity to conduct research and teach in forest ecology. Ideally, the successful 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.

Anticipated start date: August 10, 2018


  • The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in forest ecology.
  • Specializations might include forest community, disturbance, ecosystem, or landscape ecology.
  • Faculty positions carry a commitment to teaching, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank.
  • The candidate will develop a creative, nationally and internationally prominent forest ecology research program. Ideally, her or his research will focus on forest and landscape responses to change agents, and the manipulation of forest structure and composition.
  • Research will traverse multiple temporal and spatial scales, and include synergistic collaborations with colleagues and professionals both on and off campus.
  • The candidate will develop as an engaging and effective teacher with primary responsibility for at least one course in our accredited, undergraduate Forest Science curriculum.
  • He or she also will teach a second course that advances our broader teaching mission. Course topics will depend on interests and Department needs.
  • Expectations also include undergraduate advising, and graduate and trainee mentoring.


  • 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.
  • A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to apply 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 or (608) 263-4346. For other questions about this position, please contact Eric Kruger, Search Committee Chair, or (608) 262-4754.
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