Job description

JOB NO.: 96002-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 96002-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 15, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in a Biological Science with expertise in Forest Entomology required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates that present evidence of excellent teaching skills, a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and success in attracting extramural funding.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Entomology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Forest Entomology. This faculty position is an academic nine-month appointment. We seek candidates with potential to develop a strong research program, an innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching program, and who will contribute to service and outreach functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies.

Principal Duties:
The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a national and international leader in basic and applied aspects of insect biology, and has expertise ranging from molecular and sub-organismal biology to applied ecology. A core strength of the department has been plant-insect interactions, from molecules to landscapes. We seek to further develop that strength with a new position in Forest Entomology.

Broadly, the department seeks an ecologist who can provide expertise and leadership in developing research programs that incorporate advanced quantitative or computational approaches (e.g., ecoinformatics, environmental and metagenomics, population/ecosystem modeling) to understand the ecology and improve management of native and invasive forest pests in an era of global environmental change. We envision that the faculty in this position will engage in research that integrates ecological interactions between forest insects and trees across multiple spatiotemporal scales. The candidate is expected to create strong interactions among the research, teaching and/or outreach missions of the Entomology Department and the UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, as well as agencies such as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Forest Service. The successful candidate should anticipate interacting with a college-wide data science initiative, with applications in agriculture, natural resources and the environment.

The candidate is expected to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate instruction. She/he will be responsible for developing and teaching a course in Forest Entomology, a second course in their specific area of interest and to contribute to teaching needs in an emerging Ecoinformatics/Data Science cluster in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. All of our faculty contribute to our graduate seminar series and mentor undergraduate independent studies. The candidate would be expected to train graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.

The successful candidate will develop a strong, independent, extramurally funded research program; develop an innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching program; build collaborative relationships in research and instructional programs; and contribute to service and outreach functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies.

This position is a tenure-track nine-month appointment at the level of Assistant Professor (approximately 80% research, 20% instruction). The position carries a commitment to the three important functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Rick Lindroth
[email protected]
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:

Instructions to applicants: Applicants should apply to PVL #96002 via [email protected] ( Application materials to be submitted include: 1) a letter of application; 2) a Curriculum vitae; 3) one PDF document that includes a statement of research interests and future research plans, highlighting fit to this position; as well as a statement of teaching philosophy, approach and experience; 4) one PDF document that includes a short statement on how your scholarship and teaching align with the commitment of the Department of Entomology to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; 5) one PDF document that shows a representative sample of published papers (up to 3 max.); and 6) contact information for three letter-writers.

To ensure consideration, all application materials must be received from candidates by December 1, 2018. An initial application screening will result in references being contacted by the search committee to supply letters of recommendation. In order to have complete application packages, all letters of recommendation will be due by December 31, 2018.

Applicants can find relevant department information at, and interested individuals are welcome to contact Professor Rick Lindroth at [email protected], to discuss this opportunity.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

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

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Advertised: Oct 5 2018 Central Daylight Time





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