University of Arizona — Assistant / Associate Professor (tenure-track), Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position (tenure-track), beginning in August 2020. The ideal candidate in this broadly defined search will have a strong conceptual basis to their research, addressing fundamental questions in the fields of Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose current or future research plans focus on adaptation to climate change and/or human health (e.g. ecological or evolutionary approaches to infectious disease, microbiome regulation, cognitive health, aging). We seek applicants with an exceptional track record to develop an internationally recognized research program that complements current research in the department and uses integrative and state-of-the-art approaches. A focus on any organism or system is welcome.

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!

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.

Application Procedure
To apply, please submit an online application for job posting F22225 via the following link: https://uacareers.com/postings/44150.

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) three reprints or preprints of the candidate’s publications (uploaded as publication samples); and (6) contact information for three referees who will provide a letter of recommendation.

All materials except for the letters of recommendation can be uploaded through the UA Careers website; on the online application, candidates will be asked to provide contact details for referees who will be providing letters of recommendation and the University will contact those individuals directly.

Upon submitting your application, UACareers will send an automated email to your references. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation. These letters of recommendation must be uploaded directly via the UACareers.com website by your reference provider. UACareers.com is not compatible with any “dossier aggregate” system (e.g., Interfolio, Intellimedia).

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020.

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.

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