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Director, Laboratory of Tree\Ring Research
University of Arizona, Tucson
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 C on campus, in 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
() and refer to Job Number 57183.
Inquiries about the position should be sent to Russell Monson (Chair of
the Search Committee) at .