Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor for Chemical Engineering in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00055 - Chemical Engineering

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2024


The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah ( invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor. Exceptional candidates will also be considered at associate or full professor ranks, commensurate with experience. Successful candidates are expected to develop dynamic, externally funded research programs that lead to national and international recognition, and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field.

We seek the best available candidates with research strengths focusing in the broad areas of energy-related research (especially sustainable/renewable energy), the interface between chemical engineering and medicine, and semiconductor materials, processing or applications. Candidates with research focused on theoretical, computational, and/or experimental aspects of these fields are all welcomed.

The department has grown significantly in recent years and we have a dynamic faculty of 25 with about 60 students at each level in our undergraduate curriculum and over 75 graduate students. Our department fosters a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Our faculty work closely with other departments on campus as well as with the Energy and Geoscience Institute, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University Hospital, School of Medicine, and Nuclear Engineering Program. Faculty members have access to an extensive array of core research facilities distributed between the main University and the adjacent Health Sciences campus, including a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility and surface analysis core. The Center for High Performance Computing provides advanced high performance computational resources, technical support, and training for individuals in simulation science.

The Department of Chemical Engineering fosters a supportive, collegial atmosphere where people from all backgrounds are welcome. The Department and Price College of Engineering support junior faculty with formal and informal faculty mentors, teaching pedagogy workshops, and proposal/grant writing workshops. Additionally, the department chair and Associate chair meet with junior faculty regularly to provide feedback and assistance.

The University of Utah is an R1 research institution and a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ). It is one of the leading universities in technology innovation and commercialization, and is consistently ranked among the top in the US for the number of companies created from academic research labs.

The state of Utah enjoys a thriving economy with consistent recognition as one of the top states for business, job growth and quality of life. Situated in the vibrant urban environment provided by Salt Lake City, the University of Utah also provides ample access to outdoor recreation year round.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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 and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Required Documents to Upload:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement

Open Date 08/30/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01086CF

Type Faculty