Director of the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2023
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 4, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center
Street Line 1: 
222 West Washington Ave.
Street Line 2: 
Suite 500
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, a leading research institution, is seeking a knowledgeable leader for the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE).

The WIPAC director will oversee the administration and management of WIPAC and will foster an effective and productive research environment at WIPAC that builds on collegial and supportive working relationships with a diverse community of students, staff and faculty employed in the center, with over 50 collaborating institutions and with other partners. WIPAC serves as the center of science, operations and design of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (ICNO), a cubic kilometer of glacial ice at the South Pole instrumented as an array of neutrino detectors.    Expansion of ICNO capability is underway with the construction of IceCube Upgrade , along with planning for IceCube-Gen2, the next-generation enhancement to increase the instrumented volume of ice by roughly a factor of 10.

The successful candidate will hold a 50% faculty appointment in the Department of Physics or Astronomy concurrent with the 50% appointment Academic Program Director. Candidates must have a proven track record of innovation and high-impact research and are expected to build a vigorous, well-funded research program with an international profile.  The candidate will be expected to perform teaching at all levels, both as part of their research program and in the classroom.  The candidate will contribute through service to the department, college, university, and academic community.

Faculty and scientists at WIPAC collaborate closely with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, forming together a vibrant astroparticle physics community.

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For the complete application information go to: Deadline to apply is December 4, 2023.

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

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$150000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 4, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, July 1, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Amy Wendt
Associate Vice Chancellor
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
PVL 284007