Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wisconsin Fishery
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Willis, D., and D. Isermann. 2014. Finding that academic position. Pages 59-66 in W.W. Taylor, A.J. Lynch, and N.J. Leonard, editors. Future of fisheries: perspectives for emerging professionals. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.


Finding an academic position in the fisheries discipline can be challenging. Competition for such positions can be intense, and persistence often is necessary. Students should seek opportunities to enhance backgrounds in teaching, research and service to increase the likelihood of obtaining an academic position.