Associate Director, Arizona Experiment Station- Al Marah Equine Center

Tucson, AZ
May 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Campus Agriculture Center

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Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director Arizona Experiment Station (AES)—Al Marah programs, located in Tucson, Arizona. This Associate Directorship will be accompanied by a Tenure appointment with appropriate rank of either Associate or Full Professor within one of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ten Schools or Departments. These include the School of Animal and Biomedical Sciences, School of Natural Resources and the Environment or the Department of Environmental Science.

The AES ’s Al Marah programs mission is to become one of the few select international academic equine entities.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds including minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans.

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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Duties & Responsibilities:

The Al Marah programs Director will have delegated to you the authority, responsibility, and accountability to lead and manage all Al Marah programming, and program assets (including the Al Marah herd), to international prominence in any discipline area covered by the three Arizona public universities in any of the three Land Grant University mission areas and their relevant student clubs (especially the Associated Students-The University of Arizona Rodeo and Equestrian teams).

Must work closely with the: AES Director, Southern Arizona Experiment Station Director; three ALVSCE Associate Vice Presidents (i. Research; ii. Finance Administration & Operations; iii. Advancement, Advocacy, Alumni Affairs and Corporate Relations); the CALS Associate Dean for Career & Academic Services; Director of Arizona Cooperative Extension and relevant Arizona public university, Academic Deans, Department Heads and School Directors.

Will likely also work closely with the Arizona Community Colleges, Joint Technical Education Districts, state and federal agencies, philanthropic foundations and individual donors, and for-profit and not-for-profit private sector entities.

Associate Director will translate these partnerships into programs and initiatives that expand the teaching, research, and Extension mission delivery of the Al Marah facilities, generate revenue to fully support operating costs, steward donors and friends, and raise the profile of UA equine programs, research, and degrees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or PhD in related field
  • Academic and private sector leadership and management achievements consistent with the responsibilities.
  • Diplomate status in a relevant American Veterinary College.
  • Experience managing and leading Equine and Translational Biomedical Research programs.
  • Experience in Equine theriogenology and genetic management.
  • History of productive research in equine ‘omics and using the horse as a comparative biomedical model.
  • Qualified to be a tenured associate or full professor within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).
  • Experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students as well as professional students.
  • Thorough understanding of, and proven ability to, work with University Animal Care and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
  • Experience and comfort managing a diverse workforce including employees and volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the US Land Grant Universities (LGU) and LGU Experiment Stations.
  • Experience working in and/or with Development Officers.
  • Experience working in and/or with Alumni Departments.
  • Experience working in and/or with Corporate Relations departments.
  • Experience working in and/or with Advocacy departments.
  • Qualified to be a non-tenure eligible full professor in the UA BIO5 Institute.
  • Qualified to be a non-tenure eligible full professor in the UA in one or more of the departments in the UA Colleges of Medicine and/or the Colleges Veterinary Medicine.
  • Established transferable equine genomics research program.
  • Established transferable equine comparative biomedical research program.
  • Experience working with Student Clubs.
  • Experience working with 4-H equine programs.

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Tenured (T)



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:

Mitch Mcclaran, Search Committee Chair
Director, Arizona Experiment Station
[email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

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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