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The University of Arizona seeks a Director of the School of Natural Resources and the Environment
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Location: Tucson, Arizona

The Position:
The University of Arizona (UArizona) School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, growth-minded, and entrepreneurial Director to lead one of UArizona’s largest and most complex schools. The new director will build upon a tradition of excellence to grow SNRE’s reach, profile, and programming, working closely with nine college academic unit heads, academic unit heads in other colleges, seven associate/assistant deans, the Extension Director, Director of International Initiatives, Associate Vice President for Advancement, Advocacy, Alumni Affairs and Corporate Relations, the Dean of the Rogers College of Law, and the Vice President & Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The School houses more than 250 employees, including 36 faculty (including four Extension specialists), 78 staff members, 292 undergraduate majors and 76 graduate students. Current course enrollment is >3100 undergraduate and >300 graduate students annually. The directorship will be accompanied by a Tenured Professorship commensurate to the rank and qualifications of the applicant.

SNRE’s teaching, research, and extension programs address today’s critical natural resources and environmental challenges. The School’s teaching and research program areas include Natural Resources; Conservation Biology; Climate Change and Society; Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands; Fisheries Conservation and Management; Global Change Ecology and Management; Geographic Information Science and Technology; Watershed Management and Ecohydrology; Water, Society & Policy; and Wildlife Conservation and Management. SNRE contributes to UArizona’s Land Grant Mission through its Cooperative Extension Programming, which includes Animal Foraging Behavior and Distribution; Climate Change Adaptation Planning; Climate Services; Community-Based Sustainable Rangeland Livestock Production; Improving Range Management on Public Lands: Planning, Analysis, and Monitoring; Noxious, Invasive Plants; and Rangeland and Natural Resource Ecology and Management.

Outstanding UArizona benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave, and holidays; UArizona/Arizona State University/Northern Arizona University tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UArizona recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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To Apply:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply before or by November 9, 2021 will be given first consideration. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest.

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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 a Hispanic-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.


Institution: University of Arizona
This is a full time position

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