Job Information

University of Utah Open Rank Tenure Track Professor for Isotope Geochemistry in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Open

Department 00106 - Geology & Geophysics

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2024


The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah invites applications for an open rank faculty position in the area of isotope geochemistry. We seek applicants whose research complements and grows departmental and institutional strengths in areas such as (paleo)climate, water resources, solid Earth processes, and (paleo)ecology. The new faculty member will be expected to develop a high impact, externally-supported research program, effectively support our teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to a diverse and inclusive intellectual community. We can accommodate start dates as early as July, 2024.

Substantial infrastructure and support for light isotope analysis is available through the Stable Isotope Ratios Facility for Environmental Research ( SIRFER ), and the new faculty member will have the opportunity to leverage and steer the future direction of this internationally recognized facility. The Department and University also offer a wide range of resources and programs supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education, including the Earth Core analytical laboratories, the SPATIAL stable isotope summer course, the Global Change and Sustainability Center, and the Wilkes Center for Climate Change Science and Policy. The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, a vibrant urban region at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with world-class cultural and recreational opportunities.

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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Applicants should send the following, and adhere to the page limits for each section: (1) a cover letter that addresses your particular interest in the position and the University of Utah (one page max), (2) a CV, (3) a description of your research accomplishments and research plans (two pages max), (4) a description of your experience and plans related to teaching and mentoring (one page max), (5) up to three publications or preprints, and (6) contact information for a minimum of three references. Within these materials, applicants should address how their research, teaching and mentoring, and/or service activities contribute to the mission of the Department, including working with students from diverse backgrounds. Our review of applications will begin on 1/1/2024.

Open Date 11/01/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01124CF

Type Faculty