Two Position Announcements for Professor level Opportunities

The School of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona seeks applications for an Assistant Professor position (9-month, tenure track) in the broad area of plant-microbe interactions, as well as a tenure-track 9-month faculty member at any rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) who will leverage emerging digital tools to address fundamental research questions in agriculture.


Assistant Professor, Plant-Microbe Interactions

Applicants with experience using large-scale sequencing, computational methods, molecular and genomic methods, and/or relevant experimental approaches are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those whose research aims are relevant to plant pathology or plant-microbial biology in wild, managed, model systems, or modern agricultural systems.


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Data-Driven Arid Crop System

The focus of this position will be on improving crop resiliency using field-based phenomics, genomics, and other technologies to dissect and understand the complex and dynamic interactions between crops and their environment.


Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona is a leading unit in basic and applied plant and microbial science, with faculty engaged in research ranging from sustainable agriculture and ecology to genetics, genomics, and biochemistry. State of the art facilities are available for genomics, bioinformatics, imaging, microscopy, phenomics, greenhouse studies, and related research needs.


The University of Arizona is an R1, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). We seek candidates who will strengthen current efforts by the University and the School of Plant Sciences to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives on campus, and who will help to promote programs that seek to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM. The University of Arizona was established in 1885 as the state's land-grant university and houses two medical schools, in Tucson and Phoenix.  Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $734 million in research investment each year, and ranked as a top 20 public research institution. The University is located in Tucson, a welcoming and livable city in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, surrounded by spectacular scenery, national forests and national parks, and areas of cultural interest. The city is recognized for its culture of food and was the first UNESCO World City of Gastronomy named in the United States. The University is located conveniently with respect to affordable and beautiful neighborhoods with high-quality schools. Arts, music, history, cultural diversity, and outdoor activities are all part of Tucson life.


Review of applications will begin as they are received, and continue until the position is filled:

Data-Driven Arid Crop System: Applications received by January 15, 2022 are guaranteed review.

Plant-Microbe Interactions: Applications received by January 3, 2022 are guaranteed review.


To apply, please submit your application through the University of Arizona Talent application system:

Data-Driven Arid Crop System:

Plant-Microbe Interactions: