Assistant Professor, Climate and Watershed Science
Company/Organization: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a major urban university, committed to academic excellence, located in the commercial and industrial hub of Wisconsin. The campus is in a pleasant residential neighborhood on Milwaukee’s northeast side, only a few blocks from Lake Michigan. UW-Milwaukee is one of the two “doctoral cluster” campuses in the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System, with a student enrollment of approximately 25,000. The School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at UWM is the only graduate school in the nation dedicated to the study of freshwater issues. Its interdisciplinary research and education programs link science with action and are integrated across five major areas: atmospheric sciences, freshwater system dynamics; human and ecosystem health; freshwater technology; and freshwater economics, policy, and management. It is the school’s goal to be recognized world-wide as the source of expert knowledge on water issues and a catalyst for great ideas that change how people think about and manage water resources. The School of Freshwater Sciences is based in the heart of Milwaukee’s Latinx community in the Harbor District. Our school facilities, including research vessels and laboratories, have direct access to the confluence of the Milwaukee, Menominee and Kinnickinnic Rivers and Lake Michigan. The campus and greater Milwaukee communities offer strong opportunities for research collaboration and professional development.
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Assistant Professor, tenure track, nine-month (academic year) appointment, with expertise in climate and watershed sciences, in the School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).
SFS seeks a scientist who will join a highly interdisciplinary program at the School of Freshwater Sciences and combine the strengths of freshwater sciences and atmospheric sciences at UWM to address the challenges of integrating climate and watershed science at scales relevant to local landscapes (urban and rural), regional hydrology (Great Lakes), and ecosystem services. The successful candidate will be prepared to:
Work with community partners (government, sewerage districts, not-for-profits, community groups, educational groups, etc.) interested in mitigating and adapting to climate change on local and regional watershed scale environments, as well as perform administrative duties, as part of Service duties commensurate with a tenure-track appointment in the School.
Evidence of strong research skills.
Evidence of commitment to quality teaching.
- Background in fields related to climate and watershed science, demonstrating ability to address the challenges of integrating climate and watershed science at scales relevant to local landscapes (urban and rural), regional hydrology (Great Lakes), and ecosystem services.
- Significant experience in programming, data visualization, machine learning, statistics, and/or other data-driven techniques.
- Applied and/or interdisciplinary research experience, with skill in integrating risk assessment and data analytics techniques with observed data or numerical model output.
- Professional and community service, and the ability to work with community partners.
- Participation in activities promoting Diversity, Inclusion & Access for underrepresented groups in the sciences.
- Effective communication skills for audiences of diverse backgrounds, knowledge and interests.
- High-quality teaching and experiential learning engagement with diverse students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
- Extramural funding and successful grant writing experience.
- Record of publications in respected peer-reviewed academic journals.
- Postdoctoral or other relevant work experience.
- Submit electronically (1) a comprehensive curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter; (3) description for plans for independent research; (4)teaching philosophy (including diversity statement), and, (5) contact information for 3 professional references (name, address, phone, email).
- In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates’ application materials whether he/she/they meets any of the qualifications, they may be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2021. Applications received after November 12, 2021 may not receive consideration. Screening of candidates is ongoing and will continue until a qualified candidate is chosen for this position. The names of those applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.