The University of Arizona is the state's premier research university and is ranked among the top 20 public research universities nationwide. In areas such as the environment, optics, space sciences, biosciences, and Southwest/border issues, we are among the best in the world. Through innovative research, UA faculty are creating the next generation of knowledge and giving students unparalleled opportunities for independent research and scholarly publication.
In addition to highly affordable health, dental, and vision insurance options, the UA provides innovative wellness programs. Employees have access to on-site health and wellness screenings, fitness and nutrition guidance, and membership in the state-of-the-art Campus Recreation Center in Tucson.
Recognizing the importance of happy and healthy families, the UA offers a range of programs and services to support your role as a parent, partner, or caregiver. Sick and emergency child care, lactation resources, paid parental leave, and elder-care resources are among the services available to UA employees. Tenure-track and continuing status professionals can delay their promotion time clocks for the birth or adoption of a child, or to attend to aging parents, family concerns, or health issues.
Attend a student's cello recital, listen to a lecture on food security, or take in the world's largest collection of Ansel Adams photographs during your lunch break. Catch an evening theatre performance, or join friends to watch our student-athletes compete in 20 different sports. The range of artistic, athletic, cultural, and intellectual activities is energizing and inspiring.
The University of Arizona contracts with Above & Beyond Relocation Services to provide free relocation support services, such as real estate assistance, and community orientations. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services. Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.
Employees relocating to Arizona may receive a departmental moving allowance and may choose among seven national moving companies that have established competitive pricing agreements with the University of Arizona. Several benefits are also offered at no additional cost: free valuation (insurance); waiver of peak transportation rates (during the summer months and holidays); and discounted rates for international moves. For more information and bidding requirements see the Moving Information Sheet for New Hires. You may also refer to FSM Policy #9.14.
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