Assistant Professor, Wildlife Disease and Conservation
- The University of Arizona
- Location: Tucson, Arizona
- Category: Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
- Posting Date: 10/20/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Assistant Professor, Wildlife Disease and Conservation
Tucson, AZ, United States
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|Assistant Professor, Wildlife Disease and Conservation|
|Department||Sch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res|
|Department Website Link||https://snre.arizona.edu|
|Address||Tucson, AZ USA|
The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) at the University of Arizona (UA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Wildlife Conservation and Disease. We seek a scientist whose research focuses on empirical questions relating to conservation biology, especially the ecology and management of zoonotic and wildlife diseases. The successful candidate will contribute to the instructional mission of SNRE and build a research program to enhance and complement existing strengths in SNRE and the University of Arizona’s One Health initiatives to foster synergies that address the growing disease challenges that threaten the persistence of wild species and that adversely affect human health.
UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life
insurance and disability programs; sick leave
and holidays; 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!
|Duties & Responsibilities||The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent
communication skills and application of effective and inclusive teaching
strategies at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the ability to mentor
students and postdoctoral associates in research and contribute more broadly to
SNRE’s program in Wildlife Conservation and Management, the university, and the
profession. The successful candidate will show commitment to fostering
diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of professional life. 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
assistant professor and the ability to work effectively within a broadly diverse
community of students, scholars, and other stakeholders of Arizona’s only land
This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment (60-30-10, Research-Teaching-Service) housed in the Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology Program within SNRE. The successful candidate should demonstrate the experience necessary to develop a high caliber research program in Wildlife Conservation and Disease that is capable of attracting ongoing extramural funding. The successful candidate is expected to develop collaborations within SNRE and across campus, especially in the colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture & Life Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Science, and Medicine, and the BIO5 Institute.
Research programs incorporating whole animal and population health and management, with relevance to the species and also including community and ecological impacts are encouraged. The One Health network across campus facilitates the potential for candidates to develop a research program to include human and animal health and well-being. Areas of focus are defined broadly to include all disease-causing organisms and pathways; we are especially interested in individuals with experience in avian ecology and/or One Health initiatives but invite those with expertise and experience in all taxonomic groups. The successful candidate will provide an environment to support students and postdoc scholars that is inclusive, supportive, and intellectually challenging.
The University of Arizona is the state’s sole land grant institution with integrated research, education, and outreach programs that serves diverse stakeholders, including but not limited to conservationists, ranchers, and indigenous communities. 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 Adaptation 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.
We seek an enthusiastic educator who will be responsible for developing and teaching courses that substantially contribute to our B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. The successful applicant will contribute to undergraduate and graduate curricula in areas relevant to wildlife biology, conservation and management, and infectious disease through a One Health transdisciplinary approach. Instructional responsibilities are likely to include a graduate course reflecting the candidate’s interests and expertise and at least one course for undergraduates in SNRE. Opportunities to develop a new course, merge existing courses, or co-instruct existing courses are also available. The applicant is expected to advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students within SNRE and the Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology Programs, and be committed to the recruitment, promotion, and enhancement of the diversity of our students, particularly those from backgrounds underrepresented in the discipline. Evidence of previous engagement in teaching and teaching training is encouraged.
Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Wildlife Biology or
|Tenure Information||Tenure Track (T/TE)|
|Full Time/Part Time||Full Time|
|Number of Hours Worked per Week||40|
|Benefits Eligible||Yes - Full Benefits|
|Rate of Pay||80,000-100,000|
|Compensation Type||salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)|
|Type of criminal background check required:||Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)|
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Target Hire Date||8/15/2022|
|Expected End Date|
|Contact Information for Candidates||Rachel Gallery
Search Committee Chair
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Documents Needed to Apply||Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Four Additional Documents|
|Special Instructions to Applicant||
• Curriculum Vitae - Curriculum vitae showing a full list of publications, other professional activities, and extramural funding. (no page limit)
Review of applications will begin in late November 2021.
|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. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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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