Job Information

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

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00055 - Chemical Engineering

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2020


The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah ( invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. 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 value diversity and seek the best available candidates, including those with research strengths in areas that complement our existing research activities (

Our department fosters a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Our faculty work closely with other departments on campus, as well as with the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, the Energy and Geosciences Institute, the Nuclear Engineering Program, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University Hospital, and the School of Medicine. 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 resources and technical support for individuals in simulation science.

The University of Utah is an R1 research institution and one of the leading universities in technology innovation and commercialization. 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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


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.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/05/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00481CF

Type Faculty