Search for Director of the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill Open

Friday, May 18, 2018

Position Announcement


Desert Laboratory at Tumamoc Hill

(UA Internal Candidates Only)


The University of Arizona College of Science is seeking a dynamic leader as Director of the Desert Laboratory at Tumamoc Hill.

The Desert Laboratory is a world-renowned center on Tumamoc Hill that attracts leading researchers on desert ecosystems and cultural resources.  The Desert Laboratory has been in operation since it was established by the Carnegie Institution in 1903 and continued through its designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1965. Tumamoc Hill encompasses 12 parcels of land (864 acres) owned or leased by the University, including both modern environmental research sites and significant cultural and archaeological resources such as historic buildings, prehistoric native American structures, petroglyphs and burial grounds.

The Director will manage and oversee all activities and operations at the Desert Laboratory, which are intended to fulfill an ambitious mission integrating research, education, outreach, and local, regional and global community engagement. 

For a complete position description visit or contact R. Brooks Jeffery, Chair of the Director Search Committee, (520) 621-2991,  Review of applications will begin May 29, 2018 and the will remain open until filled.