Director, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
Udall CenterDepartment Website Link:
Tucson, AZ USAPosition Highlights:
The University of Arizona is recruiting for a Director for the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (http://udallcenter.arizona.edu), with an anticipated start date of January 2022.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, 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!
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The Udall Center is aUniversity-wide Research Institute/Center (http://research.arizona.edu/research-centers-and-institutes) that reports to theSenior Vice President’s Office in Research, Innovation & Impact (RII), theintellectual home for interdisciplinary, stakeholder-based policy research andoutreach at the University. The Udall Center’s charge is to advancecross-cutting inquiry and connect diverse policy research efforts andresearchers, gain increasing external support for policy research, and delivermeasurable public impact.
The Udall Center’swork is motivated by the legacy of Arizona’s Morris K. Udall and Stewart L.Udall, who as public servants worked on behalf of the Southwest and U.S.-Mexicoborder region and Indigenous Peoples on issues including the environment,public health, public lands, and energy resources. To achieve its aims, theUdall Center builds bridges across disciplines, viewpoints, and geographies tolink research with decision-making and to co-produce and distributepolicy-relevant knowledge. It does so by identifying problems, methods ofinquiry, and solutions together with partners, constituents, and otherstakeholders within and beyond the University, including other universities,Native Nations, Federal and State agencies, private foundations, corporations,and businesses, and nongovernmental organizations.
The Udall Center enjoysa statutory relationship with the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. UdallFoundation, an independent Federal agency headquartered in Tucson, Arizona thatwas established by the U.S. Congress in 1992. As part of its Congressionally authorizedmission, the Udall Foundation provides annual funding to the Udall Center tosponsor policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that linkscholarship and education to decision-making, with primary emphases onenvironmental and Native Nations policy. The Udall Center and Udall Foundationenjoy strong partnerships in both education and environmental programming, thelatter via the Udall Foundation’s John S. McCain III National Center forEnvironmental Conflict Resolution (NCECR).
The Udall Centeremploys up to 40 staff including University faculty members (most of whom maintainjoint appointments in other academic units); other academic professionals andsupport personnel; graduate research assistants; and undergraduate students. Anetwork of affiliated policy scholars and associates advises and contributes tothe Udall Center’s endeavors. In addition to annual funding from the UdallFoundation, the Udall Center is supported by a diverse portfolio of funding streamsincluding grants, contracts, private donations, and program revenue.
An earned doctorate in related field with scholarly credentials commensurate withappointment at the rank of Professor at the University of Arizona.
Experience in collaborative leadership that fosters common goals within a department or program and the broader university community.
Demonstrated experience in identifying, cultivating, and forming relationships to increase targeted activities and advance success in outcome metrics.
Experience with productive collaboration with external organizations and constituencies, in particular with diverse and/or underserved constituencies.
Demonstrated experience in securing extramural funding to advance the goals and objectives of projects, programs, and initiatives.
•Previous administrative experience as a department head, chair, or other significant university or Federal agency administrative responsibilities.
ExemptFull Time/Part Time:
Full TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week:
Yes - Full BenefitsRate of Pay:
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)Type of criminal background check required::
Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)Number of Vacancies:
1Target Hire Date:
Expected End Date:
Contact Information for Candidates:
Jaime Morgan, [email protected]
4/29/2021Open Until Filled:
YesDocuments Needed to Apply:
Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional DocumentsSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Please submit the following with your application:
*In the Additional Document Slot: a statement on diversity
*In the Additional Document slot: five professional references
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