Assistant Professor of Limnology

The Center for Limnology and the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are accepting applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position beginning August 2020. PhD in limnology or related field required prior to start of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate excellence and productivity in scholarly research, as well as a commitment to teaching, outreach, and collaboration. We seek a candidate to develop an internationally-recognized research program in limnology and/or aquatic ecosystem ecology. Potential areas of expertise include water quality, aquatic biogeochemistry, quantitative methods, ecosystem modeling, and global environmental change. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work collaboratively to address complex applied problems that span disciplinary boundaries and involve social-ecological dynamics. Our goal is to hire an outstanding and collaborative individual with broad research interests and promise for intellectual growth.

Expectations of the successful candidate include excellence in research and graduate training, engagement in collaborative research, establishment of an extramurally funded research program, University and professional service, public outreach, and skilled teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.

This position is part of the UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Cluster in Freshwater Sustainability ( The Center for Limnology and the Department of Integrative Biology are the likely academic home, though the ultimate home for the position will be agreed upon by the University and candidate based on scholarly fit. There is also the option of co-appointment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Additional information regarding the Department of Integrative and the Center for Limnology are available at and  Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Emily Stanley (

Interested candidates can apply here:

To ensure consideration, applications should be received by Nov. 1, 2019.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. UW-Madison aims to fulfill its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background.

Candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.