Overview

The School of Geography & Development at the University of Arizona seeks to fill a tenured Associate or Full Professor position in the area of integrated land use or human-environment systems. We seek a senior physical or human-environmental scholar with a very strong track record of grants and publications who can contribute to interdisciplinary environmental research at the University of Arizona. We are especially interested in scholars whose research combines (a) the collection, use, and analysis of biophysical and social data, such as remotely sensed, census, survey, and ethnographic data, with (b) GIS, modeling, or other methods, with applications to environmental monitoring, assessment and management, policy, and/or international development. Substantive areas of research could include, but are not limited to: earth system modeling; biogeography; integrated food/energy/water systems; environmental health; smart cities; land use and conservation; forests and natural resources, environmental risk, and vulnerability. We expect the candidate to contribute to the UA tradition of collaborative integration across physical and social sciences. We seek someone whose research interests complement existing departmental and university strengths in environmental and earth science that include water resources and hydrology, paleoenvironments, climate and meteorology, forest and ecosystem processes, climate-disease dynamics, political ecology and development, and urban systems. We are especially interested in individuals whose research addresses broader impacts and societal relevance. Ph.D. in geography or appropriate field of environmental science is required.

The University of Arizona is recognized globally for encouraging and supporting interdisciplinary science. It is home to one of the largest and broadest concentrations of earth and environmental research and education in the U.S., with world-class programs in fields including hydrology, paleoclimatology, ecosystem science and management, earth sciences, arid lands, and environmental engineering, as well as climate analysis, applications and adaptation. This position is part of a university-wide environmental hiring initiative, coordinated by the Institute of the Environment ( www.environment.arizona.edu), which has brought more than 30 new faculty to campus in the past six years. This new faculty member will be based in the School of Geography & Development ( http://geography.arizona.edu/why) within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences ( www.sbs.arizona.edu) with potential joint appointments in other affiliated departments.

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 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. In the cover letter, candidates should address their experiences with and commitment to diverse communities.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement and pre-tax savings plans, auto and home insurance, child care programs, and tuition reduction for employee and qualified family.

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Duties & Responsibilities
The Associate or Full Professor of Geography and Development in Integrated Land Use Science/Human-Environment Systems will conduct research and provide teaching that would enhance our offerings and should address one or more of the following areas:

  • Integrated land use
  • Human-Environment systems

Substantive areas of research could include, but are not limited to:

  • earth system modeling
  • biogeography
  • integrated food/energy/water systems
  • environmental health
  • smart cities
  • land use and conservation
  • forests and natural resources
  • environmental risk and vulnerability

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in geography or appropriate field of environmental science is required.Preferred Qualifications
o We seek a senior physical or human-environmental scholar with a very strong track record of grants and publications who can contribute to interdisciplinary environmental research at the University of Arizona.

o We are especially interested in scholars whose research combines (a) the collection, use, and analysis of biophysical and social data, such as remotely sensed, census, survey, and ethnographic data, with (b) GIS, modeling, or other methods, with applications to environmental monitoring, assessment and management, policy, and/or international development.

o We are especially interested in individuals whose research addresses broader impacts and societal relevance.

Rank
To be determined.

Tenure Information
Tenured (T)

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

Type of criminal background check required
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

 

Special Instructions Summary
In the cover letter, candidates should address their experiences with and commitment to diverse communities.

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.