Job Information

University of Utah Industrial Hygiene (Tenure Track) Faculty Member / Rank Dependent on Qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank DOQ

Department 00958 - DFPM-Administration

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin When filled


Industrial Hygiene (Tenure Track)

The nationally-recognized Industrial Hygiene (IH) program at the University of Utah is seeking tenure-track faculty (open rank) to contribute to our teaching, research and service missions. The IH program has a deep commitment to student success, which has spurred increased enrollment in recent years and created an engaged group of students and alumni. The IH program faculty have research strength in aerosol science and exposure assessment, and seek colleagues with complementary skills who value innovative, collaborative inter-disciplinary research. The IH program values diversity in all dimensions.

The IH program is supported by the NIOSH -funded Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and is based in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine. The IH program offers both Masters’ and Doctoral degrees.

The University of Utah, located in beautiful Salt Lake City, is the flagship institution for higher education in Utah, and was recently ranked Utah’s best employer by Forbes Magazine. The University of Utah is a research-intensive doctoral-granting institution, and member of the PAC -12. Consistent with these roles, the University of Utah provides contemporary infrastructure to support research and teaching.

Job Summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position include: developing and maintaining an extramurally-funded research program; teaching up to two graduate courses per year; recruiting and mentoring graduate students; and performing service to the University and profession. Appointment at advanced rank may involve up to 25% effort in administrative service activities.

Technical Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain an extramurally-funded research program in an area related to IH. Mentor graduate students in academics and research. Teach graduate courses. Engage in professional outreach activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The position requires supervision and mentorship of graduate students. Appointment at advanced rank requires mentorship of junior faculty, and assuming more administrative responsibilities, as needed.


A Ph.D. in Occupational and/or Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, or a related field is required. For advanced rank, five or more years of experience in IH is required. Demonstrated potential to acquire extramural research funding is preferred, and is required for appointments at advanced rank. Certification as a CIH , or the ability to become certified, is highly desirable.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, along with the completed application. The online application is available at:

Questions about the IH program can be directed to:

Darrah Sleeth, PhD, CIH

Associate Professor

Division of Occupational and Environmental Health

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

University of Utah

375 Chipeta Way, Suite A Salt Lake City, UT 84108


The University of Utah (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

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


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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 07/01/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03029F

Type Faculty