Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Open

Department 00108 - Metallurgical Engineering

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2022


The University of Utah Department of Materials Science and Engineering invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position for which a Ph.D. degree in metallurgical engineering, mineral engineering, materials science and engineering, or an allied field is required. All areas related to the comminution, separation, recovery, and processing of minerals, critical materials, and energy resources will be considered. Areas of particular interest are mineral processing, particle separation science and technology, and extractive metallurgical processing, emphasizing energy efficiency, process intensification, and sustainability in the advancement of process technologies.

Desired attributes for the position include the ability to:

• Utilize innovative approaches of effective teaching

• Establish a strong, sustainable, externally funded research group

• Communicate well with students, colleagues, industry, and government personnel

• Collaborate well with other researchers and participate in interdisciplinary research

• Teach courses in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, metallurgical processing, and related issues of energy efficiency, environmental impact, and sustainability

The successful candidate will assist the Department in expanding its reach and impact on the processing of energy and mineral resources, such as needed for critical materials, in the State of Utah, nationally, and globally through world-class education and research. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education, teamwork, and collegiality and participate in student recruitment, public outreach, and professional education.

EDI Commitment

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion ( EDI ). We recognize the need to develop a diverse and inclusive faculty and encourage applicants with a wide range of experiences and expertise to apply.

Department Background

The Department is committed to educating a new generation of metallurgical and materials engineers with strong technical skills, leadership, environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and leading research to extend the limits of innovation in the separation and recovery of mineral resources.

The University of Utah is a Top Tier-1 research institution located in the beautiful Wasatch front and is home to a robust economy and numerous recreational opportunities for every season. Salt Lake City is home to a vibrant arts community, including theater, music, film, dance, and cultural festivals. A PAC -12 institution and member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the “U” is on a climbing trajectory powered by a diverse student body, staff, and faculty, increasing graduation rates, research funding, and charitable donations.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Position anticipated start date: July 1, 2022

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)

135 Park Building

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.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Applicants should upload a CV, cover letter, teaching statement and research statement with their application.

Open Date 10/18/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00763CF

Type Faculty