Job Information

University of Utah Assistant/Associate Professor (qty 2): 1 in Environmental Earth Science & 1 in Petrology / Geochemistry in Salt Lake City, Utah

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant or Associate Professor

Department 00106 - Geology & Geophysics

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/22


The Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah seeks applications for two tenure track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning Fall Semester 2022. This is among several hires the Department anticipates within the next few years.

The first position is in the field of environmental earth science. The second position is in the area of petrology / geochronology / geochemistry / tectonics. Candidates whose research bridges multiple Earth science approaches and topics or who would foster new connections within or beyond the College of Mines & Earth Sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally visible, externally funded research program and teach departmental courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Evaluation of applications will begin on January 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Geology & Geophysics is housed in the state-of-the-art Sutton Building, a sustainably-designed building with modern research and teaching facilities. Related campus research infrastructure includes the Global Change and Sustainability Center, Energy & Geoscience Institute, University of Utah Seismograph Stations, Center for High Performance Computing, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, NanoFab Lab, Wasatch Environmental Observatory, and the EARTH Core and SIRFER biogeochemistry facilities.

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:

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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

To apply, candidates should submit (1) statement of interest, (2) summary of current research activities and future research and funding plans, (3) teaching statement describing teaching philosophy and proposed courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the University of Utah, (4) using our Department Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Mission Statement, please provide a statement as to how you see yourself furthering our commitments (\_diversity\_inclusion/index.php ), (5) curriculum vitae, and (6) names and contact information for five references. Research, teaching, and diversity statements should be limited to four pages each. Upload application materials into the U of U employment (

If you would like to be considered for both positions, please note as such in your cover letter.

Specific questions about either position should be directed to Department Chair Thure Cerling , Associate Chair Brenda Bowen , or Search Committee Chair William Johnson . More Information about the Department of Geology and Geophysics can be found at:

Open Date 11/03/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00788CF

Type Faculty