University of Arizona: Director of the School of Plant Sciences

The University of Arizona seeks a creative and dynamic individual with an innovative
mindset for the position of Director of the School of Plant Sciences.

The School of Plant Sciences (PLS) is part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS),
which is a connected community of over 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and over
240 total faculty. With an education and research portfolio that stretches from soil sciences, to
resource management, to retailing, and from beneath the soil to outer space, CALS offers 20
undergraduate degree programs, along with a range of graduate and interdisciplinary programs
across five schools and five departments. CALS research touches on nearly every aspect of
modern life and has played a pivotal role in Arizona’s and the global economy over the course
of its 137-year history. As Arizona’s only land-grant university and a Hispanic Serving Institution,
the College serves diverse students and communities across the state of Arizona.

The school has more than 80 faculty and staff delivering research, instruction, and Extension
programming, with four undergraduate majors (Plant Sciences, Sustainable Plant Systems,
Applied Biotechnology, and Microbiology) and two graduate majors (Plant Science, Plant
Pathology, both MS & PhD). Current enrollment across these degrees include 70 undergraduate
and 25 graduate students. With over $9M in annual expenditures, faculty are highly research
active and extensively engaged in community research and programming. The school’s
Cooperative Extension programming includes Campus Arboretum, Crops/Soils, Fruits and Nuts,
Smartscape, and Trees, Lawns and Landscaping.

Learn more (including how to apply) here.