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Assistant Professor

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req18673

Department: Tree Ring Laboratory

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR) of the University of Arizona (UArizona) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant level with an anticipated start date of August 2024. We are seeking candidates who will advance scholarship in dendrochronology and/or any established or emerging related fields (e.g., archaeology, carbon cycling, chemistry, climatology, ecology, fire ecology, hydrology, ecophysiology quantitative wood anatomy, xylogenesis) or other inter-disciplinary domains connected to tree-ring research (e.g., vegetation modelling, remote sensing, machine learning/ artificial intelligence, extreme events and economics, time-series analyses, high-resolution paleoclimatology). We especially invite candidates interested in contributing to an inclusive research and mentoring environment in both collaborative and leadership roles. The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research ( is based in the University of Arizona's College of Science ( and contributes to interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy in at least six other departments across three Colleges, as well as nationally and internationally. We strive to uphold working and learning environments to inclusively and equitably support students, faculty, and staff ( The LTRR will soon be housing state-of-the-art instrumentation within the LTRR Tree-Ring Innovations in Mass Spectrometry for Earth Systems (LTRR-TIME) facility and seeks to further grow and host additional community research and training infrastructure. We invite candidates that have interest and potential to acquire funding and disseminate research in both scholarly journals and with general audiences via outreach programming. LTRR faculty generally teach two courses per academic year and are expected to mentor a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of learning and training settings. Start-up funding has been allocated to this position to help foster a framework for the candidate's success, and their contributions to the LTRR, and allied departments and programs at the University of Arizona (e.g., and and beyond.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and
qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active and extramurally funded research program, to participate fully and with distinction in both undergraduate and graduate education and mentoring, and to contribute to Departmental, University, as well as national and international service and outreach. Additional duties as assigned.
    See position highlights summary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in related field.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information

Tenure-Eligible (TE)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Soumaya Belmecheri

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

To apply:

Please upload your Cover Letter and CV (with the names and contact information of three references). Please also include a research statement outlining research experience and goals (3-page limit), and a teaching statement sharing teaching philosophy/approaches; future teaching and mentoring interests; and ways you might contribute to UArizona values and goals including those associated with its roles as a land grant and Hispanic-serving Institution (3-page limit).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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