Assistant Professor in Environmental Science and Society, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


The College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Environmental Science and Society.

Ph.D. is required in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field. ABD candidates nearing completion will be considered. Successful candidates must demonstrate their potential to be outstanding teachers, productive scholars, and active contributors of professional, university and community service. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

College of Letters and Sciences seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Science and Society. Candidates must be able to teach introductory and/or advanced biology and environmental science. In addition, candidates should be able to contribute to one or more related fields in the social sciences or humanities that considers the relationship between society and the environment. This may include teaching courses in Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology, or Anthropology, among others. Engagement of undergraduate students in research, individual student advising, and the pursuit of extramural research funding is expected.

Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master’s degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration.

UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

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The deadline to apply is November 30, 2015. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials will not receive consideration.

A complete application package must include:

a letter of application, vita including all relevant professional experience, statement on research interests and teaching philosophies, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial application), and three (3) letters of recommendation

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact Amy at 262-472-1072 or

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Dr. Dale Splinter
Search Chair

Only complete application packages will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

To Apply and submit these documents please follow the links below:

This Job ID is: 10800.

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