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A Premier Research

A Premier Research University

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.

A commitment to Person Wellness

A Commitment to Personal Wellness

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.

Family Friendly

A Family-Friendly Employer

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.

A Diverse Community

A Diverse Community

At the University of Arizona, diversity isn’t just about talk. It is about action. We build accessible and welcoming environments that support success. We value diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences because we know that diversity makes us better, stronger, and smarter.

There's a Lot Going On!

There's a Lot Going On!

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.

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Community & Relocation Resources

The University of Arizona contracts with Above & Beyond Relocation Services to provide free relocation support services, such as real estate assistance and community orientations. New employees may also use these services.

Here is the information Above & Beyond provided about their service:

  • Introduce us to your candidates before their interview visit and we will share all that Arizona has to offer. Our services are best utilized during the candidacy stage as a recruitment tool. Please don’t wait until they are in town and lost.
  • This is what we do for you, your organization and your job candidates, potential new hires and new employees.
  • We provide relocation services in Tucson and the Phoenix areas.
  • 28 Real Estate Professionals representing 13 realty companies in both cities who are experienced, knowledgeable, professional and stay current in a fast-changing market.
  • Our Mortgage Professionals in Phoenix and Tucson come to us highly recommended, as do our Phoenix Business Partners and Tucson Business Partners.

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 & holidays); and discounted rates for international moves. For more information and bidding requirements see the Moving Information Sheet for New Hires. (See also: FSM Policy #9.14)

Click here for's cost-of-living and salary comparison calculator, with data for several Arizona cities, including Tucson, Phoenix, and Sierra Vista.