TROUT LAKE STATION DIRECTOR
JOB NO.: 90976-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Department: L&S/CTR FOR LIMNOLOGY
Location: Boulder Junction
Categories: Dean, Director, Executive, Management/Supervisory, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 90976-AS
Working Title: Trout Lake Station Director
Official Title: SENIOR SCIENTIST(E10BN) or ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST(E10FN) or ASSISTANT SCIENTIST(E10LN)
Hiring Department: A484120-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/CTR FOR LIMNOLOGY
Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 01, 2018
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $62,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
PhD Required. Preferably in Limnology, aquatic sciences or related discipline.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
-Minimum of 5 years of experience in a research setting.
-Strong record of research, peer-review publication, and extramural research funding.
-Experience or potential for excellence in administration and program building.
-Experience with outreach, community engagement, and communicating with diverse audiences.
-Leadership in fostering a collaborative environment, and commitment to equity and diversity.
Trout Lake Station (TLS) is a year-round field station situated on 72 acres of mixed forest on the shores of Trout Lake near Boulder Junction, Vilas County, in Wisconsin's northern highlands lake district. It provides access to a diversity of aquatic systems, with more than 2,500 lakes within 50 km. Facilities include a 10,000 sq. ft. laboratory with meeting rooms, library, computing facilities, storage, research boats and sampling equipment, and 10 cabins capable of housing 48. The Director is expected to be based at the station year round and resides off station. The station is part of the Center for Limnology (http://limnology.wisc.edu/) at UW-Madison and offers diverse collaborative opportunities (www.water.wisc.edu), including involvement with the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research program (https://lter.limnology.wisc.edu/).
Position duties involve serving as a Principal Investigator (PI), identifying research problems, seeking extramural funding, conducting and supervising research, producing scholarly publications, and supervising research staff. The position also involves oversight of Trout Lake Station (TLS), including supervision of employees. Duties also include building community partnerships and engaging with the public on science-related matters. The TLS Director is responsible for the TLS portion of the Center for Limnology's 101 funds and oversees disbursement of endowment funds associated with TLS and has budgetary responsibility for extramural awards.
Review of applications will begin October 2017, with a target start date in 2018.
Instructions to applicants:
Your application must be received through Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate.
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process.
To apply for this position you must submit ONE document in pdf (preferred) or word format that contains the following information:
1. Cover letter - your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed.
2. Complete CV
3. Contact information for three references (references will not be contacted without advanced notice).
4. Research statement (1000 word max)
5. Vision statement for Trout Lake Station including a statement on diversity (500 word max)
Further questions can be directed at Professor Jake Vander Zanden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Advertised: Jul 14 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: Oct 12 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time