Arizona State University’s Global Drylands Center Ecologist Hire

The School of Life Sciences and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University in collaboration with ASU’s Global Drylands Center invite applications for a full-time, tenure‐ track, benefits-eligible faculty position in the area of Drylands Ecology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. SOLS and SOS are engaged in education and research at all levels, while GDC integrates across academic units and fosters cutting-edge dryland ecology through use-inspired research, synthesis of novel ecological theory and education. We seek to expand a strong, diverse group of ecologists in GDC who are focused on advancing our understanding of basic and applied ecology of drylands while concurrently signaling leadership in this globally important research space. Drylands encompass 45 % of the terrestrial surface, a broad range of ecosystem types and call for a diversity of scientific approaches to attain a comprehensive understanding of their role and fate. We are seeking candidates who will contribute actively to furthering ASU’s charter, which reads in part that “the institution will be measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves”. Minimum qualifications: Must hold a doctoral degree and post-doctorate experience in a field relevant to dryland ecology by the time of appointment. Must have a proven track record of novel research in drylands ecology. Must have a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed, highly regarded journals. Must show potential to develop an innovative and sustainable research program focused on dryland ecology. Must demonstrate commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the ASU Charter. Desired qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or mentoring. Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment. A track record of independent funding and those applying for Associate rank should have a track record of significant extramural research funding. Link to Apply Application Instructions: Please click here to submit required application materials, which shall include: (1) cover letter that identifies the rank for which consideration is sought and includes contact information (minimally email addresses) for three references who may be contacted at a later stage, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication record, (3) three representative publications, (4) a statement of research vision and plans, and (5) a statement of teaching philosophy/experience. Statements should each be 3 pages maximally. Applications must be submitted electronically. The application deadline is November 6, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed. For inquiries regarding the position, you can contact Osvaldo Sala at [email protected]. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full nondiscrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at and In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.