Associate/Full Professor, Wildlife Conservation and Management

Tucson, AZ
Apr 07, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Sch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res

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1064 E. Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights:

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) seeks applicants for the position of Associate or Full Professor tenure-track or tenured, which includes responsibilities for research and instruction in wildlife ecology and conservation biology. Research responsibilities include directing an established, long-term program for monitoring the endangered Mt. Graham Red Squirrel and developing a research program focused on the ecology of mammals that will complement the monitoring effort. The position is affiliated with the SNRE’s program in Wildlife Conservation and Management and includes the responsibility of teaching at least one upper-level undergraduate course in wildlife ecology and one graduate-level course each year, plus advising and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students. This is an academic-year appointment that includes research (60%), instruction (30%), and service (10%) responsibilities.

Outstanding 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! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities: Direct and implement the Mt. Graham Red Squirrel Monitoring and Research Program, which is congressionally mandated. The research program is a separate entity from the Mt. Graham International Observatory and is administered by the Vice President for Research, who will provide annual support for the program. These funds are intended to support research staff and graduate students, equipment, travel, and other operating expenses related to implementing the program. Applicants should have the ability to develop a research program that is funded extramurally, focused on conservation and management of mammals,and that complements the Red Squirrel Monitoring Program.Additional responsibilities include providing an annual report on the program for joint review by SNRE, the USDA Forest Service, and the Steward Observatory, maintaining pertinent state and federal permits, supervising staff biologists, graduate students, and other program personnel, and providing oversight and management of the fiscal resources and equipment associated with the program. Coordination with the USDA Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Arizona Game and Fish Department’s annual census is necessary in addition to conducting quarterly censuses mandated by the USDA Forest Service.

The incumbent is expected to seek extramural resources to support research and graduate students. Research activities are expected to be integrated with teaching, which includes supporting both undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarly products resulting from the research program are expected to include refereed journal articles, books, symposia, and conference proceedings and other recognized mechanisms.

As mentioned above, instructional responsibilities include one upper-level undergraduate course and one graduate course each year.

Institutional information: 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 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 associate or full professor and the ability to work effectively within a broadly diverse community of students and scholars.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applications must have a PhD in Wildlife Ecology or related field, with expertise in the ecology and population dynamics of terrestrial vertebrates.
  • In addition, applicants should have experience with developing and directing programs designed to collect long-term information relevant to biological monitoring and research including regulatory aspects.
  • Experience teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Tenure Track (T/TE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Bob Steidl
Natural Resources
[email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applications must include: (i) cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) statement of research and teaching interests, and (iv) names and contact information of 3-5 references. The University of Arizona is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars. Accordingly, applications must also include (v) a Diversity Statement that addresses how your personal and professional experience and plans support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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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