Director - School of Geography, Development & Environment
University of Arizona
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Type: Full Time
The School of Geography, Development & Environment invites applications for the position of Director starting Fall 2023.
The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarship and academic achievement; demonstrated leadership and administrative skills and experience, and demonstrated experience with and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. As a faculty member, the candidate will be expected to maintain a strong and productive research program, effectively mentor and advise graduate students, exhibit excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching, and demonstrate commitments to service to the university and public engagement and outreach. The candidate will also help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, fostering diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.
Field of specialization for this position is open, but preference will be given to candidates who value the full range of theories and methods that geographers embrace, who have strong commitments to interdisciplinary engagement, and who complement the School’s existing intellectual strengths and pursuits.
Applications received by January 9, 2023 will be fully considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The School of Geography, Development & Environment supports Inclusive Excellence. Some of our students come from historically excluded backgrounds and many are first-generation students. The University of Arizona is the first four-year public university in Arizona to be recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As a land-grant HSI, we are committed to meeting the educational needs of Arizona’s vibrant and diverse communities. Candidates are expected to support the University and School’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts, including the support and mentorship of underrepresented students and communities.
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!
Duties & Responsibilities
The Director is expected to be an engaged and visionary leader who can advance the School’s mission by attracting, mentoring, and retaining the highest quality faculty, expanding and broadening the School’s research activities and funding, maintaining innovative educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, recruiting and retaining excellent and committed staff, and keen to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community within SGDE. Fostering effective communication within the School and among university communities and through public engagement and outreach are also key responsibilities of the position.
A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Geography or closely related field
Hold the rank of full professor with tenure at the time of appointment
Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills and experience
Demonstrated experience with and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Experience managing a productive research program
Experience in mentoring and advising of graduate students