Job Information

University of Utah Assistant/Associate Professor for Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant or Associate

Department 00067 - Material Science and Engineer

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2024


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in all areas of materials science and engineering, all aspects of semiconductor and electronic materials, materials for energy applications, and biomaterials for which a Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering, or an allied field is required.

Desired attributes for the position include the ability to:

• Establish a strong, sustainable, externally funded research group

• Provide high-quality, effective teaching of materials science and engineering relevant courses

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

The successful candidate will assist the Department in expanding its reach and impact in materials processing/engineering area in the State of Utah, nationally, and globally through world-class education and research. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to 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.


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. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the “U” has been on a climbing trajectory powered by a diverse student body, staff, and faculty with increasing graduation rates, research funding, and charitable donations.


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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:

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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. 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 10/03/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01111CF

Type Faculty