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Assistant/Associate Professor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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 Statement of Research Interests, (4) a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (5) three reprints or preprints of the candidate’s publications (uploaded as publication samples), and (6) 3 letters of recommendation. All the materials except letters of recommendation can be uploaded through this web site; candidates must provide contact details for those providing letters of recommendation through this web site and the UA will contact those individuals directly.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Department Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (0420)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Integrative Evolutionary Biologist:

We seek applicants with an excellent track record and promising trajectory of research integrating evolutionary biology with other disciplines utilizing transformative, innovative, and empirically driven approaches. The ideal candidate will have deep expertise in evolutionary genetics/genomics and related areas and will be expected to continue or build a successful record of extramural funding and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We are looking for an early to mid-career scientist, to be appointed as an Assistant or Associate Professor, who is using the power of cutting-edge evolutionary biology and new data streams to break new ground and address real-world biological or biomedical issues. Potential research areas could include, but are not limited to: evolutionary genetics and genomics, population genetics; phylodynamics, epidemiology and disease evolution/ecology; human health/genetics. A focus on any organism or system is welcome.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; 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!

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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.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or a related field upon hire.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral experience
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21157
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Date 10/24/2017
Close Date 06/30/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 12/01/2017
Special Instructions Summary

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 Statement of Research Interests, (4) a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (5) three reprints or preprints of the candidate’s publications (uploaded as publication samples), and (6) 3 letters of recommendation. All the materials except letters of recommendation can be uploaded through this web site; candidates must provide contact details for those providing letters of recommendation through this web site and the UA will contact those individuals directly.

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. 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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or a related field; OR, will you upon hire?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Sample of Publications 1
  6. Sample of Publications 2
  7. Sample of Publications 3
Optional Documents