The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) at the University of Arizona (UA) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level focused on the ecology and management of the vegetation of working grassland-savanna-shrubland-woodland ecosystems of arid and semi-arid regions. The position will be a 9-month  appointment (60% Research, 30% Instruction, 10% Service) housed in the Ecology, Management, Restoration of Rangelands program (EMRR) within the SNRE.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage with stakeholders to generate high priority, actionable, and usable information; procure external funding to address research questions related to issues and topics of arid land vegetation ecology and produce a strong record of peer-reviewed and refereed publications in high-impact, indexed journals. The successful applicant will contribute to undergraduate and graduate curricula in areas relevant to global arid land ecology and will be expected to maintain a student mentoring program. Opportunities to develop a new class, merge existing classes, co-instruct existing classes, or instruct general education classes are also available.

The University of Arizona, located in Tucson, AZ, is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-Serving Institution. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, serves as the land-grant institution for Arizona, and is a Carnegie Foundation Research University with “very high research activity”. The university brings in more than $600 million in research investment each year. Tucson is culturally diverse, rich in natural beauty, and home to many recreational resources, such as hundreds of miles of hiking trails, bike lanes, and park space. In 2015 the City of Tucson was recognized for our region’s rich agricultural heritage, thriving food traditions (many having been passed down from Tucson’s Native American and Hispanic communities), and culinary distinctiveness through a “City of Gastronomy” designation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

They will begin reviewing applicants Nov 30. To apply, please see https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/7345?c=arizona