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Director of the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC)

at the University of Wisconsin – Madison

Event Details:

Thursday, January 4, 2024


Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC)
Madison, WI
United States

Hiring a new director of the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

WIPAC is responsible for maintenance and operations of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and also plays a vital role in IceCube data analysis and other projects in multi-messenger astrophysics including CTA, HAWC, SWGO, Fermi, ARA, and RNO-G.  The center is also involved in theory and phenomenology projects and works closely with both the Physics and Astronomy departments.

The candidate selected to assume this 50% time position with a concurrent 50% faculty appointment in the Department of Physics or Astronomy will begin on or around July 1, 2024.

The Director will report to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, and will provide overall scientific leadership, strategic planning, and management of finances and day-to-day management of the center. The Director will create a scientific climate that fosters creativity, collaboration, and productivity in research. They will develop and execute a strategic plan and will have overall responsibility for the scientific success of WIPAC.

The successful applicant will have an international reputation for scholarship in a relevant field and be tenured or tenure-eligible at the rank of Professor. He or she will bring to the position a record of excellence in scholarship and research, experience in administrative responsibilities, and a commitment to maintaining the high quality of research at UW-Madison.


Minimum $150,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Additional Information:

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 4, 2023, however the position will remain open and applications received after than date may be considered until the position is filled.The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position. Please be aware that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their continuous eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. This position is an ongoing position that will require continuous work eligibility. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide proof of work authorization and eligibility to work.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button at and use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Publications list
  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position
  • Statement of research contributions and goals
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and service goals
  • List of contact information for three references, including your most current/most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice. Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. 
  • To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here:


Associate Vice Chancellor Amy Wendt 608-261-1172 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

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