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Assistant Professor

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The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant Professor
Department 00106 - Geology & Geophysics
Track Tenure Track
New Position to Begin August 1, 2017

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Igneous Processes beginning fall semester 2017. Applicants must have a Ph.D., and the successful candidate will be expected to build a productive and internationally visible research program. We will consider candidates in a broad range of igneous specialties, including one or more of igneous petrology, volcanology, igneous geochemistry including radiogenic isotopes/geochronology, and magma physics/fluid dynamics (e.g., physical processes of magma formation, diffusive and advective mass transfer in magmas, eruption and crystallization processes). We particularly welcome candidates applying integrated field, laboratory and computational approaches to igneous systems. The Department of Geology and Geophysics is housed in the Frederick A. Sutton Building, a new state of the art teaching and research facility. Available research tools include LA-MC-ICP-MS, the SIRFER stable-isotope facility, noble-gas mass spectrometry, electron microprobe, QEMSCAN, paleomagnetic and rock magnetic facilities, and access to the University’s Surface Analysis Center and the Center for High Performance Computing. Opportunities also exist for professional interactions outside the department with personnel at the University of Utah’s Energy and Geoscience Institute, the Utah Geological Survey and the United States Geological Survey. Applications should be received by September 30, 2016; however, applications received after that time may be considered until the position is filled. To apply, upload a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references to: If you have specific questions about the position please contact J.R. Bowman []. 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.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 05/27/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN01484F
Type Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Research Statement
  4. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  3. Applicant Document - Other