Job Information

University of Utah Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Extreme Data Management Analysis and Visualization in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Department 00062 - School of Computing

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2022


The Scientific Computing and Imaging ( SCI ) Institute at the University of Utah is growing and pursuingmultiple new faculty hires ( over the next 3 years. These hires will expand the core research expertise at the SCI Institute, further enhance its strong research reputation in scientific, information, and biomedical visualization; image and data analysis; and interdisciplinary scientific computing. A major goal is to attract new partnerships across the University and beyond. Candidates whose research expertise integrates social and technical aspects are of particular interest, as are candidates who can contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity. The SCI Institute is committed to broadening the participation in the field of scientific computing and values candidates with diverse intellectual, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to research training for historically underrepresented students. SCI is also committed to addressing lifestyle priorities and is open to exploring opportunities for spouses and significant others.

SCI is seeking to fill an early career (possibly medium career), tenure-track faculty position in the general areas of Extreme Data Management Analysis and Visualization. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the management, processing, and streaming of very large datasets, and their use in data analytics and visualization through distributed, high-performance computing environments. We particularly value, but do not require, previous experience in connections with scientific applications including, but not limited to, materials science, climate modeling, cosmology, clean energy, and neurosciences. Potential applications include connecting advanced computational systems (cloud or HPC ) with high-resolution experimental instruments and remote, edge-based instrumentation. These interests reflect the strong research reputation of the Scientific Computing and Imaging ( SCI ) Institute in building the foundations for a national cyberinfrastructure in support of interdisciplinary science. Candidates will have an appropriate academic home within a department in the College of Engineering, Medicine or Science.

All candidates are invited to submit 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter that describes their professional experience (including scientific accomplishments and leadership responsibilities), 3) a research plan (up to 3 pages), and 4) a teaching strategy (up to 1 page). In these documents, candidates should discuss their vision for interdisciplinary, computational research and how it will integrate with existing strengths at the University of Utah. This research should fit in the context of the SCI Institute’s mission of multidisciplinary bridge building ( ) and our mission to increase access to computing research and training to underrepresented minorities.

The University of Utah especially values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.

For additional information, please contact Valerio Pascussi ( ), Search Committee Chair.

About the SCI Institute

Over more than two decades, the SCI Institute has established itself as an internationally recognized leader in translational innovations across computational and data science with leading research and training programs in the areas of visualization, scientific and biomedical computing, and image analysis applied to a broad range of challenging problems. For example, the SCI Institute is ranked by CSRankings (http:// ( csrankings .org ( ) as housing the top visualization and High Performance Computing group internationally. Alongside its research goals is a passion to educate students and staff. The SCI Institute is proud to have supported over 400 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and nearly 100 undergraduates to achieve an education at the cutting-edge of research. SCI graduates move into faculty positions with universities internationally and become innovators with companies such as Apple, Exxon Mobil, Nvidia, Google, Intel, Boston Scientific, Orthogrid, Philips Medical, and Medtronic. Additional information about the Institute and current faculty can be found at .

The University of Utah is a Carnegie Research I Institution and member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ); the SCI Institute is a trans-college, research-focused partnering entity at the University of Utah consisting of faculty from 4 academic units in 2 colleges along with students, and staff (185 current personnel). The SCI Institute’s vision is to see applied computing bring transformation across disciplines in a way that benefits the University of Utah and society at large. Its mission is to bring together excellence in diverse domains applied to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary problems of societal importance. The Institute accomplishes these goals through the collaborative development, assembly, and/or application of applied scientific and data computing, imaging, and visualization tools.

About the University of Utah

The University of Utah is in Salt Lake City, the hub of a large metropolitan area with excellent cultural and recreational opportunities. Utah and the stunning Salt Lake Valley are undergoing robust economic growth with one of the Nation’s fastest-growing technology sectors and the University of Utah is acclaimed for its successes in technology-driven start-ups. The University has invested significantly in the SCI Institute and substantial further investments are now enabling these recruitments.

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

Open Date 11/05/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00787CF

Type Faculty