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Assistant Professor - Fisheries

Employer
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 22, 2023

Official Job Title - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Fisheries
Position Number - 01486579
Division - School of Freshwater Sciences
Department - B250100 FRESHWATER SCIENCES ADMIN
Position Type - Faculty
Appointment Type - Tenure Track Faculty
Pay Basis - Academic
Salary Grade - Cat D
FLSA Status - Exempt
Percent - 100%
Posting Type - Faculty & Instructional

UWM Description
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin's second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high-quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.

UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here: https://uwm.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/about-dei/

School/College/Division Description
The School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at UWM is the only school in the nation dedicated solely to the study of freshwater issues. Its interdisciplinary research and education programs link science with action and are integrated across five major areas: freshwater system dynamics; human and ecosystem health; freshwater technology; freshwater economics, policy, and management; and climate and atmospheric sciences. 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, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers and Lake Michigan. The campus and greater Milwaukee communities offer strong opportunities for research collaboration and professional development.

The School of Freshwater Sciences is housed at UWM's Harbor Campus at 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Job Summary
The School of Freshwater Sciences seeks a tenure-track faculty member who will join a highly interdisciplinary program to contribute to fisheries research and quantitative sciences analyses at UWM. This successful candidate's research should focus on applied fisheries research on Lake Michigan. The successful candidate will work closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The successful candidate will be prepared to:

1. Develop a high-quality research portfolio focused on Lake Michigan fisheries aquatic resources, including applied fisheries management research, fisheries population dynamics and modeling, or ecosystem dynamics modeling through independent and collaborative sponsored research, and obtain extramural funding for such programs from federal, state, and private sources;
2. Develop and teach fisheries courses in fish biology, ichthyology, or equivalent. Options for teaching include undergraduate courses contributing to a new major in Freshwater Sciences as well as graduate level courses supporting PhD, and Master's of Science and Professional Science Master's degrees. The candidate will mentor graduate and undergraduate students; and
3. Work with state and community partners (WI Department of Natural Resources, government, sewerage districts, not-for- profits, community groups, educational groups, etc.) interested in applied fisheries science and management, as well as perform administrative duties, as part of service duties commensurate with a tenure-track appointment in the School of Freshwater Sciences.

Performance of Duties
Research (Expectation of 50% of Time)
UWM seeks a tenure-track faculty member with an applied fisheries focus. The successful candidate has the potential to develop a successful, high-quality research program with national and international recognition. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration within the School of Freshwater Sciences and across programs in the UW-System.
To this end, the appointed candidate is expected to:
  • Apply for and obtain extramural grant funding for a vigorous cutting-edge fisheries research program;
  • Engage in sponsored research with local, state, and regional partners with a focus on the needs of the State of Wisconsin;
  • Communicate and disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed publications, posters, and oral presentations at scientific/professional meetings;
  • Train future scientists at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Represent the School of Freshwater Sciences in this area of expertise within the local, state, regional, and national communities, including government, NGOs, university, and professional meetings.

    Teaching (Expectation of 40% of Time)
    The School of Freshwater Sciences has offered an undergraduate major and minor in freshwater sciences since fall 2021, which builds upon the existing freshwater science Masters and PhD programs. The university seeks to continue to grow enrollment in all areas, and especially at the undergraduate level.
    Student engagement is a key goal of UWM, the successful candidate has the opportunity to teach courses supporting the freshwater science degree by teaching fisheries biology and ichthyology, as well as aid in the development of unique learning opportunities that enhance STEM education and outreach.
    Additionally, UWM is partnering with 12 other universities in the University of Wisconsin System to launch the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin (https://freshwater.wisconsin.edu), and all faculty at the School of Freshwater Sciences can play a role in its future development.

    To this end, the successful candidate is expected to:
  • Provide undergraduate and/or graduate-level instruction supporting the Freshwater Sciences discipline at UWM, as required programmatically by the School of Freshwater Sciences;
  • Demonstrate effective and innovative teaching methods as measured through evaluative mechanisms;
  • Mentor students pursuing completion of School of Freshwater Sciences degree programs, as well as related careers;
  • Mentor students from underrepresented communities as they navigate their way through STEM disciplines, with an eye towards retention and success;
  • Participate in the growth of the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin and potentially develop and teach courses aimed at students from across UW System campuses.

    Service (Expectation of 10% of Time)
    The Wisconsin Idea within the UW System holds that university research should be applied to solve problems and improve health, quality of life, the environment, and agriculture for all citizens of the state. The successful candidate will help address pressing challenges for the State of Wisconsin by engaging with Wisconsin DNR and external partners on fisheries management issues.
    The appointed candidate will perform administrative duties as part of Service duties commensurate with a tenure-track appointment in the School.
    To this end, the successful candidate is expected to:
  • Participate and provide leadership in Program/Dept./College/University-wide committees.
  • Act in an advisory capacity to local organizations, serve on committees external to UWM (the DNR Lake Michigan Fisheries Team and Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum), present research findings as well as state of the science and other professional presentations, etc.;
  • Collaborate with Wisconsin DNR and other local and regional partners on research that addresses applied fisheries management questions; and
  • Demonstrate leadership in professional/academic organizations at a national level.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in fisheries, biology, marine biology, ecology, freshwater science, or related field by time of appointment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Background in fields related to fisheries research and fisheries management, demonstrated ability to address the challenges of applied fisheries management and research, and ecosystem-based management to applied problems in the Great Lakes, with a focus on Lake Michigan.
  • Extramural funding and successful grant writing experience.
  • Record of publications in respected peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • Postdoctoral or other relevant work experience.
  • Experience with high-quality teaching and experiential learning engagement with diverse students at the
    undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Professional and community service, and experience working with community partners with diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and interests.

    Target Salary Range
    Minimum of $80,000. Final salary offer contingent upon skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to the position. There is also a negotiable start-up funds amount.

    Benefits and Total Rewards
    As part of UWM's commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life

    Application Instructions
    Application materials should include:
  • a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • a research statement;
  • a teaching philosophy;
  • names and contact information for 3 references to collect confidential letters of recommendation through our application system

    This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of October 2nd, 2023. Applications received after October 1st, 2023, may not receive consideration. The complete application package must be submitted online at: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/37452.

    In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates' application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they may be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

    Continuous (Open Until Filled?) - Yes
    If Continuous, Initial Review Date - 10/02/2023
    Position Contact Name - Yulia Siverikova
    Contact Phone - (414)251-5239
    Contact Email - siveriko@uwm.edu

    Assistant Professor - Fisheries
    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks an Assistant Professor to join our School of Freshwater Sciences. Minimum requirements of this 9-month tenure-track position include: a Ph.D. in fisheries, biology, marine biology, ecology, freshwater science, or related field by time of appointment. Preferred requirements include: Background in fields related to fisheries research and fisheries management, demonstrated ability to address the challenges of applied fisheries management and research, and ecosystem-based management to applied problems in the Great Lakes, with a focus on Lake Michigan; Extramural funding and successful grant writing experience; Record of publications in respected peer-reviewed academic journals; Postdoctoral or other relevant work experience; Experience with high-quality teaching and experiential learning engagement with diverse students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; Professional and community service, and experience working with community partners with diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and interests. Duties include teaching, research, advising, and service to the Department, College, and University. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    To apply, visit https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/37677. A completed application will include: A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; A detailed curriculum vitae; A research statement; A teaching philosophy; A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references to collect confidential letters of recommendation through our application system. Three letters of recommendation will be required of all finalists. If available at the time of application, please upload online along with other application materials.

    Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after October 1, 2023, may not receive consideration. The desired start date is August 19, 2024.

    Employment will require a criminal background check. The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.

    For UWM's Campus Security Report, which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see www.cleryact.uwm.edu, or call the Office of Student Life at 414-229-4632 to request a paper copy.

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