Job Listings

Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona

Posting Number: req12149

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure track) to begin in August 2023. We are broadly interested in applicants working in any area of ecology (e.g. physiological, behavioral, population, community, global, theoretical, computational, experimental, field, and climate change ecology, as well as biodiversity science and eco-informatics). We welcome those with expertise in individual systems and those who integrate across approaches, systems, or scales. We encourage programs that involve local or regional systems and leverage the university's experimental and computational resources.

Founded in 1975, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona was among the first departments of its kind in the world, pioneering a model for the organization of biology that is now in use in many of the world's leading universities. Our focus is broad, spanning levels of organization from molecular genetics and organismal function as they relate to evolution and ecology, from population and community ecology to biological diversity, phylogeny and macroevolution. Our program's unique personality comes from our faculty members who combine theory and empirical work and take an integrative approach to blending disciplines in their research and teaching. We are excited about building an inclusive and diverse environment for research, education, and service.

Tucson is a fun, affordable, welcoming, and livable city (and is now a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy). We have great weather and are surrounded by spectacular scenery, including numerous national parks and wilderness areas. The Tucson area has a surprising range of habitats, amazing subtropical biodiversity, and is only a few hours drive from numerous tropical habitats in Mexico.

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; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a competitive research program.
  • Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college and university service.
  • Develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.
  • Review
    of applications will begin November 8, 2022.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Ecology and
    Evolutionary Biology or Biology or in a related terminal discipline; the selected candidate must have a conferred Ph.D. upon hire
  • Research
    experience in Ecology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in developing an independent research program.
  • Strong track record of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience in establishing or demonstrated potential to establish a strong, high-visibility, high-quality, externally funded research program.
  • Experience in establishing or demonstrated potential to lead a diverse and inclusive research group.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information

Tenure Track (T/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

Alleliah Nuguid

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Five Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter describing how the applicant's research relates to the focus of this search; (2) a current CV; (3) a two to three page statement of research interests; (4) a one page statement of teaching philosophy; (5) a one page statement describing past and prospective contributions to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equitable access to education; (6) three reprints or preprints of the candidate's publications (uploaded as publication samples); and (7) contact information for three referees who will provide a letter of recommendation.

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 an 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.

HigherEd360 is part of the HigherEdJobs network.