Job description


Job no: 98889-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor with a teaching and research focus on the economics of water resources. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative that aims to further build the vibrant community of water scholars at UW-Madison ( There is also the option of co-appointment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The Nelson Institute is an interdisciplinary division of the University with faculty from across campus involved in interdisciplinary educational research, teaching, and outreach. The Institute administers the campus' Master's in Water Resources Management, among numerous other programs. The position is an academic (nine-month) faculty appointment. Further information regarding the cluster initiative can be found at:

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (current teaching load is two courses per year) and serve as an advisor to graduate and undergraduate students. We seek an economist with the quantitative and empirical skills needed to contribute to the Department's core missions in applied economics, who is also interested in contributing to multidisciplinary programs in water science. This position carries a commitment to the three functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank. In addition, the person hired will actively contribute to the cluster through research, teaching, and interaction with the [email protected] community.

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.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in economics, agricultural economics, or a related discipline.
Demonstrated excellence in applied economics.
Commitment to develop an academic program on the economics of water resources.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

No minimum number of years required.

Additional Information:

Please contact Professor Dan Phaneuf at [email protected] with position related questions.

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.

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (, under job number 98889. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

Click the "Apply Now" button above, to start the application process.

As part of the online application, and in order to be considered for this position, applicants must upload a CV, statement of interest, a graduate transcript, and one to three writing samples (a minimum of one writing sample is required). Contact information for three references will be requested at the time of application and references will be contacted to submit a letter of recommendation.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is November 15, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Erin Ebbesmeyer
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Aug 7 2019 Central Daylight Time
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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 11/19/2019
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