Two Assistant/Associate Professor Level in Environmental Earth Science and Petrology / Geochronology / Geochemistry / Tectonics

Requisition Number: PRN00788CF
Proposed Faculty Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Department: 00106 - Geology & Geophysics
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Track: Tenure Track
New Position to Begin: 1 July, 2022
Open Date: 1 November, 2021
Close Date: until filled
Open Until Filled: Yes


The Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah seeks applications for two tenure track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning Fall Semester 2022. This is among several hires the Department anticipates within the next few years.

The first position is in the field of environmental earth science. The second position is in the area of petrology / geochronology / geochemistry / tectonics. Candidates whose research bridges multiple Earth science approaches and topics or who would foster new connections within or beyond the College of Mines & Earth Sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally visible, externally funded research program and teach departmental courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Evaluation of applications will begin on January 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Geology & Geophysics is housed in the state-of-the-art Sutton Building, a sustainably-designed building with modern research and teaching facilities. Related campus research infrastructure includes the Global Change and Sustainability Center, Energy & Geoscience Institute, University of Utah Seismograph Stations, Center for High Performance Computing, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, NanoFab Lab, Wasatch Environmental Observatory, and the EARTH Core and SIRFER biogeochemistry facilities.

To apply, candidates should submit (1) statement of interest, (2) summary of current research activities and future research and funding plans, (3) teaching statement describing teaching philosophy and proposed courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the University of Utah, (4) using our Department Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Mission Statement, please provide a statement as to how you see yourself furthering our commitments (, (5) curriculum vitae, and (6) names and contact information for five references. Research, teaching, and diversity statements should be limited to four pages each. Upload application materials to:

If you would like to be considered for both positions, please submit a separate application for each position.

Specific questions about either position should be directed to Department Chair Thure Cerling, Associate Chair Brenda Bowen, or Search Committee Chair William Johnson More Information about the Department of Geology and Geophysics can be found at:

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.

posted: 23 November 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.