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University of Utah Assistant/Associate Professor for Mines and Earth Sciences in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate Professor

Department 00111 - Mining Engineering

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin January 1, 2024


The Department of Mining Engineering, College of Mines and Earth Sciences at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor position. A Ph.D. in mining engineering or a closely related field is required, and candidates with a wide range of expertise will be considered. Review of applications will begin July 2023, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Department of Mining Engineering seeks to lead research in the field of mining/mineral engineering to extend the limits of innovation in natural resource industries and educate and uplift a new generation of mining engineers with strong technical skills who will be leaders in safety and environmental stewardship. The successful candidate will be committed to developing a sustainable, externally funded research program, innovative and effective teaching, mentoring students, including students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, and contributing to scholarly activities, including academic, public service, and student recruitment.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City and is an established Tier-1 research institution, a member of the PAC -12 and the prestigious Association of American Universities. Located in a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 1.3 million residents, it includes a major international airport with direct flights to many U.S. and international destinations. The area has extensive arts, cultural and recreational activities highlighted by five national parks, a growing foodie culture, downtown renewal, and increasing diversity.

At the Department of Mining Engineering, University of Utah, we recognize that our strength and sustainability as an organization stem from equity, diversity, and inclusion. For this reason, we are committed to fostering fairness while striving to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. This will empower our faculty and staff to develop an accessible and inclusive work environment based on respect and collegiality. The Department is committed to attracting top talent who will further enhance and promote our values while aiming to support the academic, professional, and personal success of faculty, staff, and students.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:


Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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Special Instructions for Candidates

Candidates are welcome to provide examples of their experience in teaching and/or research but it is not required.

Required documents to submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Commitment Statement – Explain how you will further the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment.

Open Date 05/15/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01024CF

Type Faculty