Boulder Junction, WI
Jul 15, 2017
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JOB NO.: 90976-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


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



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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.

Position Summary:

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 ( at UW-Madison and offers diverse collaborative opportunities (, including involvement with the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research program (

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.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin October 2017, with a target start date in 2018.


Alyssa Luckey Winters
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Jul 14 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 12 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time