[ECOLOG-L] Job: Director, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

Dear colleagues,
>We seek a new Director for one of the most
influential dendrochronology laboratories in the
world. The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
(LTRR) at the University of Arizona is recognized
as an international leader in dendrochronological
research in climate science, archaeology,
biogeochemistry, ecology, hydrology and physical
geography. To carry this legacy forward, in our
new purpose-built facilities, we seek a leader
and scholar with a broad interdisciplinary
vision. The new Director will strengthen existing
programs and build new ones within a University
renowned for its accomplishments in the natural,
physical, and social sciences. We seek a
candidate who will build upon the lab’s
traditions of academic excellence, high impact
research, interdisciplinary mentorship of
students and post-docs and international
collaborations. The director will be expected to lead a team of approximately
>75 faculty, staff, and students, manage an
annual budget of $3-4 million, and work with the
Dean of the College of Science and other
university leaders to develop new initiatives and
programs. It is further expected that the
Director will contribute to the research,
teaching and outreach missions of the LTRR and
the university, and will represent the science of
dendrochronology in traditional and innovative
ways ­ on campus, iin public forums, through
media interactions and to a global network of
colleagues. The Director will build upon the
LTRR’s successful record in securing financial
support not only from Federal funding agencies
but also from private and institutional donors.
>The Director is expected to hold a Ph.D degree
or equivalent, and will be appointed at the level
of tenured Full Professor in the LTRR. This is a
9- month appointment with salary and start-up
funds commensurate with experience,
accomplishments and needs. The LTRR is a unit of
the College of Science and is the primary tenure
home for most of its faculty. Strong
collaborative links, including joint faculty
appointments, also exist between the LTRR and
departments in several other colleges of the
University. As an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer, the University of
Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse
community and strongly encourages applications
from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
>The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2015.
>Applications should consist of a statement of
vision, a statement of research and teaching
accomplishments, a full curriculum vitae, and
three letters of recommendation. Letters of
recommendation should specifically address the
candidate’s potential for leadership of an
interdisciplinary and international institute
such as the LTRR. To submit an application,
please use the following web link
(http://ift.tt/1nJPKqY) and refer to Job
Number 57183. Inquiries about the position
should be sent to Russell Monson (Chair of the
Search Committee) at russmonson@email.arizona.edu.
>On behalf of the search committee and the LTRR,

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