Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, US

he School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) seeks a Career Track Professor (Professor of Practice) to teach traditional and online courses. This is a 9-month teaching position (1.0 FTE) and is non-tenure eligible, assistant/associate rank with opportunities to advance in rank (Assistant to Associate; Associate to Full), and subject to renewable 9-month contracts. The position principally involves teaching SNRE courses both in a traditional format and online in the fall and spring as well as other varied service related duties. The position begins August 13th, 2018.

The schedule of SNRE courses to be taught will be dependent upon course assignments, which are subject to change from semester to semester. The expected teaching load is 6 courses per year on the main campus for the University of Arizona.

The position will be housed in SNRE, which 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. 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 position and the ability to work effectively within a broadly diverse community of students and scholars. The UA practices and adheres to the principles of Inclusive Excellence which is the diversity and inclusiveness strategy for the institution. Candidates are expected to support the principles of I.E. and be attentive to diversity and inclusiveness in their work.

The University of Arizona, located in Tucson, AZ, 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. Whether you are on the University of Arizona campus or enjoying the recreational activities Tucson has to offer, you will enjoy gorgeous sunsets, majestic mountain ranges, and more than 250 days of sunshine each year. In 2015 the City of Tucson was recognized for our region’s rich agricultural heritage, thriving food traditions, and culinary distinctiveness through a “City of Gastronomy” designation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). New faculty members quickly develop a deep appreciation for the culture and traditions of Tucson and the community’s commitment to creating economic opportunity while honoring and protecting our natural resources.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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