The University of Arizona in Tucson has a tenure track opening for a biologist working in evolutionary medicine.
The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure track) to begin in August 2022. We seek a candidate in the broadly defined area of Evolutionary Medicine at the intersection of ecology and evolutionary biology and human health. Candidates whose research focuses on any aspect of the ecology and evolution of disease and health are encouraged to apply. A focus on any organism or system with implications for human health is welcome. Founded in 1975, the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona was the first department of its kind in the world, pioneering a model for the organization of biology that is now in use in many of the world’s leading universities. Our focus is broad, spanning levels of organization from molecular genetics and organismal function as they relate to evolution and ecology, from population and community ecology to biological diversity, phylogeny and macroevolution. Our program’s unique personality comes from our faculty members who combine theory and empirical work and take an integrative approach to blending disciplines in their research and teaching. Members of the department collaborate with life science faculty in the Colleges of Science, Medicine, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture & Life Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Cancer Center, and the BIO5 Institute. We are excited about building an inclusive and diverse environment for research, education, and service.
Tucson is a fun, affordable, welcoming, and livable city located among the biologically diverse Madrean Sky Islands in the Sonoran Desert. The city is recognized internationally for its food culture and in 2015 was named the first UNESCO World City of Gastronomy in the United States. We have great weather and are surrounded by spectacular scenery, including numerous national parks and wilderness areas. The Tucson area has a surprising range of habitats, amazing subtropical biodiversity, and is only a few hours drive from numerous tropical habitats in Mexico.