Associate/Full Professor with tenure, Wildlife Conservation and Management

1064 E Lowell St. Tucson, AZ 85721
$90,000-$103,000 per year
Apr 28, 2021
Jun 27, 2021
Job Level
Mid level, Senior level
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

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.

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.

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 visit

The position will remain open until it is filled, but we will begin reviewing applications on 17 May 2021.

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