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Assistant Professor in Fisheries & Water Resources

College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Feb 19, 2023

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Assistant Professor in Fisheries & Water Resources (Partial Extension Appointment)

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.

•    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.

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.

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The College of Natural Resources supports premier undergraduate natural resource programs with 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.  The University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service extends university resources to the citizens and communities of the state by conducting, applying, and conveying relevant university research.  

Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable word. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point.

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