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Director of Center for Watershed Science and Education/Professor

College of Natural Resources - University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Jun 8, 2024

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This WSE Director position is a full-time (12-month), UW-Stevens Point tenure track Faculty position that includes 80% Director responsibilities (grant writing, research, Extension programming, and administration) and 20% undergraduate teaching (approximately 2 courses per academic year). The individual will be a UW-Madison Division of Extension Specialist providing Extension leadership, research, and community engagement while engaging the CNR undergraduate and graduate education and community engagement mission. The Director will be expected to connect the resources of the Center to other Extension researchers and outreach programs and to take a leadership and collaborative role in existing and emerging water-related initiatives, teams, and opportunities. The CWSE is a multifaceted Extension and education center with one additional full-time tenure-track faculty member and numerous staff and student employees. The CWSE is home to (i) the Water and Environmental Analysis Laboratory (WEAL) which provides drinking and groundwater testing and Extension programming to Wisconsin’s citizens and provides research and development in water quality issues, (ii) the Central Wisconsin Groundwater Center (CWGC), and (iii) Extension Lakes program, a collaborative venture between the WI Department of Natural Resources, Division of Extension, and UWSP’s CNR.

Required Qualifications
• Ph.D. in Water Resources, Aquatic Science, Hydrology, or related field.
• Professional experience in water quality and/or water quantity issues relevant to the citizens of Wisconsin.
• Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills.
• Outstanding communication skills (written and oral).
• Demonstrated budget development and management skills.
• Proven experience developing and fostering partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated track record of writing, securing, and implementing external grants and contracts.
• Potential to design and execute an extension program related to water resource issues.
• Potential to design and teach an upper-level (> 300 level) water resources course to University students.
• Ability to connect and incorporate undergraduates in extension or research.
• Demonstrated project management skills.
• Experience working effectively with diverse populations.
• Experience developing short- and long-term strategic plans for outreach and education programs.

For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:
Kyle Herrman, Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Phone: 715-346-4832


Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. 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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