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

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate Professor

Department 00111 - Mining Engineering

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2021


The Department of Mining Engineering invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level for which a Ph.D. degree in mining engineering or an allied field is required.

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

•Teach courses relevant to the Department

The successful candidate will assist the Department in expanding its reach and impact on the mining industry in the State of Utah, nationally, and globally. 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 Mining Engineering Department 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 mining engineers with strong technical skills, safety leadership, environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and leading research to extend the limits of innovation in natural resource industries.

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 PAC -12 institution and 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.

Additional Qualification Considerations

In connection with this position, exceptional applicants with demonstrated relevant experience and leadership in mine safety and health may also be considered for appointment as the Western Mining Presidential Endowed Chair in Mining Safety. Qualified applicants must request consideration for this appointment in their cover letter. For more information on the endowed chair contact: Michael Free, Dept. Chair,


Review of applications will begin after January 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Position anticipated start date July 1, 2021.

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 12/01/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00623CF

Type Faculty

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