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

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Associate Professor/Professor

Department 00111 - Mining Engineering


Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin January 1, 2018


The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications to fill the Malcolm N. McKinnon Endowed Chair in Mining Engineering. The position will become available January 1, 2018. The Chair was endowed to supplement and promote excellence in the educational enterprise of the Department. The Mining Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission ofABET. The Department offers B.S., M.S., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in mining engineering. Located in Salt Lake City in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, the Department is also close to diverse mining activities, including surface and underground, hardrock and softrock mines and quarries. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in mining engineering or closely allied field. All areas of specialization will be considered. Professional engineering registration and industry experience will be advantageous. The ability to communicate effectively in English is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to teach established undergraduate courses, develop graduate courses in his or her field of specialization, supervise graduate students, participate in a wide range of service activities, and establish an externally funded program of research and scholarly work. It is expected that the position will be filled at the level of associate professor or professor.

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 priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif 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 fromURSare 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 02/01/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00091CF

Type Faculty

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