Forest Ecology Assistant Professor – University of Wisconsin – Madison

SUMMARY: 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.

DESCRIPTION: 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, outreach, and service. Duties include developing a creative and vibrant research program in forest ecology; teaching at least one course in our accredited Forest Science major and a second course that advances the broader teaching mission; undergraduate advising; and graduate and trainee mentoring. Lastly, we seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in forest ecology or closely related discipline; and 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, success in securing extramural funding, and excellent teaching skills. More information regarding this position, contacts for questions, and the application process can be found at  Apply on-line at

APPLICATION PROCESS: 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. Applications must be received through UW-Madison’s online application system (via by the deadline date to ensure consideration. For questions about submitting applications, please contact Dean Ladwig in Russell Labs at or (608) 263-4346. For other questions about this position, please contact Eric Kruger, Search Committee Chair, at or (608) 262-4754.

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