Overview

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE; http://snre.arizona.edu/) at the University of Arizona (UA) (http://www.arizona.edu/) seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-eligible position in Ecohydrology at the rank of advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Ecohydrology excited to join our growing interdisciplinary faculty and complement our existing research strengths. Successful applicants will be expected to continue their externally funded research program focused on interactions between the biosphere and the hydrological cycle, and to contribute to excellence in teaching and outreach within the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. We encourage applications from candidates with a strong physical science focus and research interests in one or more of the following areas: riparian systems, water supply and water quality, stream hydrology, applied geomorphology, ecophysiology, biometeorology, the soil-water-plant continuum, sustainability and conservation of water resources. This position offers the opportunity for applicants to engage in multiple exciting interdisciplinary initiatives including research made possible through the School’s partnerships with the Critical Zone Observatory Network, the Santa Rita Experimental Range, the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, the Landscape Evolution Observatory at Biosphere 2, the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).

SNRE, has strong research, teaching and outreach programs in wildlife and fisheries ecology; conservation biology; ecohydrology and watershed management; rangeland ecology, restoration, and management; global change ecology and management; and arid lands research. SNRE is also host to multiple cooperators from both the federal (the USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the USGS Sonoran Desert Research Station, the National Park Service Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, the USGS Southwest Climate Science Center, the National Phenology Network) and state (Game and Fish Dept., Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Environmental Quality) agencies. Our cooperative extension personnel have strong connections to landowners throughout Arizona.

Diversity of thought, background, and experience powers our culture of innovation, success, and life-changing discovery. We welcome candidates who have the academic qualifications appropriate for the appointment at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor and the ability to work effectively within a broadly diverse community of students and scholars.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAUtuition 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 develop and maintain a vigorous, collaborative, and externally funded research program, including publishing and presenting their research to the scientific community, and to work collaboratively with faculty, researchers, and students from around UA and other institutions to promote the mission and vision of making UA an international leader in ecohydrology and watershed management. The successful applicant will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate curricula. We seek an enthusiastic educator who will be responsible for developing and teaching courses that substantively contribute to our Bachelor of Science and our MS and Ph.D. degrees. The applicant is expected to advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students in coursework and research and be committed to the promotion and enhancement of the diversity of our students, particularly those from backgrounds underrepresented in the discipline.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
We seek a candidate with a strong record of research and extramural funding related to Ecohydrology particularly in an interdisciplinary framework. Interdisciplinary research is a fundamental component of the University of Arizona and our School. Accordingly, we seek a candidate with an enthusiastic approach to collaborative research with colleagues within SNRE, other units in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (http://ag.arizona.edu/) including the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences (https://swes.cals.arizona.edu/), the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (http://www.hwr.arizona.edu/), the Institute of the Environment (http://www.environment.arizona.edu/), and from across campus. The successful candidate is expected to produce a strong record of peer-reviewed and refereed publications in high-impact, indexed journals.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a discipline related to natural resources, a record of peer-reviewed publications demonstrating high quality research, and evidence of interest and experience in classroom instruction.

Rank
Associate Professor

Tenure Information
Tenure-Eligible (TE)

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
Applications must include: a (i) cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) statement of research (2-3 pages) and teaching (2-3 pages) interests, and (iv) the names and contact information of 3-5 references. Within these materials we ask the applicant to explain how they will work to engage and support underrepresented groups in research and in the classroom. We also request that the candidate nominate two published articles that exemplify the current direction of their research.

Direct questions about the position to the chair of the search committee: Professor David Moore, Chair of the Search Committee (davidjmoore@email.arizona.edu).

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.