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Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor (UPDATED)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Documents needed to Apply: 1. Cover Letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy 4. Statement of Research Interests (including vision for research activities related to B2 Ocean)

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. 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.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor (UPDATED)
Department Geosciences (1205)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: This position has been updated. The review date is now 01/02/2018. Also, the ‘Contact Information for Candidates’ has been updated

The University of Arizona seeks a highly creative scientist with interests in modern marine processes and applications to the geological record. The candidate is expected to serve in a leadership role supervising research activities at the Biosphere 2 ocean, a unique experimental facility for understanding geological, biological and oceanographic processes in a controlled environment and testing future oceanographic technologies, and to provide intellectual direction for future research applications across all disciplines in the B2 ocean. The candidate is also expected to be an active member of the Geosciences Department, with a vigorous research agenda in any aspect of marine geosciences, including but not limited to biogeochemical processes, paleoclimatology, paleobiology, coral reef research, marine sedimentary systems and marine mineral chemistry. The successful candidate will have access to the world-class instrumental/analytical facilities available in the Geosciences Department. We are particularly eager to identify candidates with interests in collaborating with other members of the Geosciences Department. The position is open to applicants at any rank. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses related to marine geosciences. The Department of Geosciences seeks faculty who promote diversity in research, education and outreach, and who have experience with a variety of collaborative, teaching and curricular perspectives.

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

The successful candidate is expected to provide intellectual research leadership and overall supervision of the B2 Ocean. She/he will develop and maintain a vigorous, collaborative and externally funded research program, including publishing and presenting her/his research to the scientific community, and to work with other members of the Geosciences Department and other UA faculty, researchers and students in achieving these goals. The Department of Geosciences supports Inclusive Excellence, the University diversity strategic initiative designed to engage every member of the university community in diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates are encouraged to support the department’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to especially contribute to teaching and mentoring, student engagement, community outreach, university service, and other efforts designed to increase participation by members of underrepresented groups in departmental and university activities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

PhD degree in applicable field of research experience

Preferred Qualifications
Rank To be determined.
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 F21131
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

Andrew Cohen
cohen@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/02/2018
Special Instructions Summary

Documents needed to Apply:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Statement of Research Interests (including vision for research activities related to B2 Ocean)


Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. 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.

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 a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 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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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 PhD?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents