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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (TE)(UPDATED)

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Please include the following with your application: * Cover Letter * Curriculum Vitae * Statement of Research Interests (three page maximum) * Statement of Teaching Philosophy (three page maximum) * Contact information for a minimum of three references

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (TE)(UPDATED)
Department Tree Ring Laboratory (1204)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please Note: The review date for this position has been updated to 3/1/17.

Tenure-eligible (Open Rank) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in forests, carbon & climate.

The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona seeks to fill a faculty position in areas related to processes, interactions and feedbacks among tree and forest growth, the carbon cycle and climate. We seek promising candidates at any career stage that seek to build a successful and vibrant research and teaching program that will contribute to vigorous multifaceted interdisciplinary research, teaching and service in environmental and earth system sciences on our campus.

We are especially interested in individuals whose research utilizes dendrochronology and/or tree-ring data in novel and effective combination with other analytical tools, methods and disciplines to address basic or applied questions, particularly related to our understanding of the processes controlling forest dynamics from the cellular to the global scale. Substantive areas of research could include linking ecophysiological or genomic processes to long-term tree growth; carbon budgets of forest ecosystems on intra-annual to centennial time-scales; tree-ring data and vegetation / climate model assimilation; carbon-cycle climate interactions; disturbance and dynamics in forest ecosystems. The new faculty member will demonstrate an exceptional record of research, evidenced by publications, grants, and mentorship, that advances UA’s strengths in environmental science and its commitment to mentoring and training its diverse student body.

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, Arizona, a culturally diverse, family-friendly city set in the natural beauty of the desert southwest. The University of Arizona is home to one of the largest and broadest concentrations of earth system research and education in the US, with world-class programs in fields including hydrology, atmospheric science, paleoclimatology, ecosystem ecology, earth system sciences and climate. This position is part of the University of Arizona’s WEES (Water, Energy and Environmental Solutions) Climate and Earth System initiative. This new faculty member will be based in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research ( with potential joint appointments in affiliated departments throughout campus.

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

Duties include research, teaching and service. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a highly visible, productive, collaborative, and externally funded research program, and disseminate research outcomes to the scientific community and the general public. The candidate will work with other members of the Laboratory of Tree-ring Research, and with collaborating faculty, researchers, and students from around UA and other institutions, to advance the UA position as an international leader in the Earth and Environmental Sciences. The appointee is expected to contribute to the departmental and university-wide teaching and mentoring endeavors, enthusiastically engage students and the broader communities, and perform university service. They will contribute to bolstering an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and the integration of members of underrepresented groups within the university.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in applicable field of research expertise.

Preferred Qualifications
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
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 F20841
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Malcolm K Hughes
Regents’ Professor of Dendrochronology
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Open Date 01/25/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 03/01/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Please include the following with your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests (three page maximum)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (three page maximum)
  • Contact information for a minimum of three references
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. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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
  3. * Do you have a PhD in applicable field of research expertise?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents