Assistant Professor in Fisheries & Water Resources (Partial Extension Appointment)
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources
Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Position Summary The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (UWSP) College of Natural Resources (CNR) is looking for a tenure track faculty position focused on Fisheries & Water Resources. This is a joint annual appointment with the UWSP CNR within the Fisheries and Water Resources discipline and the Center for Watershed Science and Education (CWSE). As a UWSP faculty member, the candidate has responsibilities for undergraduate teaching of upper-level courses (25% of position) and for outreach education with the CWSE (75% of position), which is partially funded through an agreement with the Division of Extension at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
University Description The College of Natural Resources is one of the largest comprehensive natural resources undergraduate programs in North America. This position would serve in the Fisheries and Water Resources discipline, which includes BS and MS degree major options in fisheries and aquatic sciences, hydrology, and water resources. Students majoring in this curriculum learn to manage: fisheries, other aquatic wildlife and the habits and people who influence them; streams, lakes, groundwater, and watersheds; and water quality for aquatic ecosystems and humans. Three university field stations serve this major as teaching laboratories: The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, Schmeeckle Reserve and Treehaven Field Station.
As a statewide engagement arm of UW–Madison, the Division of Extension embodies the Wisconsin Idea to extend university knowledge to every corner of the state. That mission started in 1912 with Extension’s first agent making farm visits and continues today along with community and business development, youth engagement, natural resources, and well-being programming. Our statewide network of educators and specialists with UW campuses across Wisconsin is responding every day to emerging and longstanding hurdles residents and communities are overcoming to compete and prosper.
To Apply Interested candidates should apply by February 12 for full consideration. Review of applicants will begin after that date and will continue until the position is filled.
Qualifications • Ph.D. in a water resources related field such as hydrology, hydrogeology, watershed management, environmental engineering, or allied field by the time of appointment. • Interest in developing an applied research program that provides water resource management information useful to individuals and organizations in Wisconsin through impactful outreach activities. • Demonstrated interest in communicating technical information to lay audiences. • Experience teaching undergraduates. • Experience with and ability to integrate field-based measurements of the physical and chemical characteristics of surface and/or ground water resources into courses and outreach work. • Experience with and ability to integrate geographical information systems, spatial analysis, and data visualization skills into courses and outreach work. • Experience conducting water resources outreach activities with a general audience.
About University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources
The College of Natural Resources is one of the largest comprehensive natural resources undergraduate programs in North America. The strength of our program is its interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on hands-on experiences. The College of Natural Resources has 1500 undergraduates, 40 graduate students, and over 130 faculty and staff. It is home to disciplines in Fisheries and Water Resources, Forestry, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management, Soil and Waste Resources, Wildlife Ecology, and the Department of Paper Science and Chemical Engineering.