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

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate Professor

Department 00106 - Geology & Geophysics

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2021


The Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Earth and Planetary Evolution beginning July1, 2021. This is the first of several hires we anticipate within the next few years. We seek a colleague who complements the Department’s long-standing strengths in understanding the evolution of Earth and other planets through geochemical, geophysical, geological, and biological observations. Candidates whose research bridges multiple Earth science approaches and ideas or 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. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Evaluation of applications will begin on January 1, 2021 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, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, the Center for High Performance Computing, the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, the Wasatch Environmental Observatory, and the EARTH Core and SIRFER biogeochemistry facilities.

EEO/Diversity 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

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) diversity statement describing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the mentoring of diverse students and junior colleagues, (5) curriculum vitae, and (6) names and contact information for five referees. Research and teaching statements should be limited to four pages each.

Specific questions about the position should be directed to Gabriel Bowen ( More Information about the Department of Geology and Geophysics can be found at:

Open Date 11/05/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00621CF

Type Faculty

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