About The University of Arizona
Welcome to the University of Arizona, a community with an entrepreneurial spirit and a legacy of rich traditions.
Located in the heart of Tucson, the University of Arizona is one of the top- ranked research universities in the nation. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran desert, the campus boasts a distinctive southwestern look and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.
More than 38,000 students are enrolled at the University of Arizona, coming from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. As southern Arizona's largest public employer, the University employs more than 13,000 faculty and staff, and is recognized for its economic impact on southern Arizona. From expeditions to Mars, to enhanced crop production strategies, to the discovery of cancer treatments, to biotechnology research, the University of Arizona's commitment to teaching, research and service makes a positive difference locally, nationally and globally.
Members of the University of Arizona enjoy a dynamic and engaging workplace. The University is recognized for its myriad of interdisciplinary programs and its ability to link academic initiatives to regional interests unique to the Southwest. Faculty and staff benefit from talented research support, award-winning work/life programs, educational incentives, and a comprehensive array of employee benefit options to meet the needs of a diverse community.
Forty-five miles from the U.S. border with Mexico, the Tucson metropolitan area boasts a population of over 1 million residents whose multicultural and international influences reflect the richness of the Southwest. With a growing economic, cultural and recreational community, Tucson provides an exciting backdrop for a university and an exceptional quality of life for its residents.
More than 1,200 companies employ over 50,000 people in the high-tech industries of Southern Arizona, forging Tucson as a leader in the new knowledge-based economy. Advanced technology companies such as, Texas Instruments, IBM, Universal Avionics, Raytheon Missile Systems and Bombardier also call Tucson their home.
The core of the city's downtown is home to a vast array of cultural and historic districts that feature galleries, museums, and several performance venues. Tucson is one of the few U.S. cities its size that can boast of a symphony, ballet, opera and several live theater companies.
Sports spectators will find plenty of outdoor games and athletic events in a city that supports one of the nation's Top-10 University athletic programs, Major League Baseball spring training teams and two of the country's most prestigious golf tournaments.
As a public, land-grant institution, the University of Arizona provides an accessible and inviting environment for discovery and learning. We invite you to explore the rich array of benefits, services and support systems the University of Arizona offers as you consider Tucson as your next home.