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Associate Professor/Professor

Posting Details

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

The Department of Geology and Geophysics (GG) and the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah invite applications for a position equally split between GG and EGI, to begin Fall Semester 2017. The position in GG will be at the Associate Professor or Professor level with the possibility of tenure at appointment; the position at EGI will be at the level of Senior Research Scientist. The successful candidate will bring expertise in energy geoscience, and will develop a strong, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program involving students and supported by industry and government resources. We seek experts in subsurface geologic and geophysical interpretation using skill sets that can be broadly applied to current and future energy systems, including hydrocarbon and renewable energy sources such as enhanced geothermal energy, as well as allied fields such as carbon capture and storage. Possible areas of specialization include petrophysics, multiphase fluid flow, fluid-rock interaction, heat flow, and geostatistical modeling. Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. at the time of appointment and a strong record of research and publication. Teaching responsibilities will likely include courses within GG’s Petroleum Industry Career Path, special topics seminars, and industry short courses as part of EGI’s Corporate Associate program. The appointee will participate in collaborative, bridge-building efforts between GG and EGI and will have offices at both locations. Communication and leadership skills as well as teamwork experience are important. GG and EGI share thriving research and academic programs in petroleum geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and allied areas of the geosciences. Opportunities for collaboration include the University’s Global Change and Sustainability Center, University of Utah Seismograph Stations, and the Utah Geological Survey. We offer state-of-the-art facilities including the new Frederick A. Sutton Building and the EGI main facility in the adjacent University of Utah Research Park. More information can be found online at and

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

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2016, but applications may be considered until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to Cari Johnson ( and Ray Levey (

Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN01483F
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