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Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Utah

Date Posted Sep. 14, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
University University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Department Chemical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2024
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Chemical/Petroleum
    Engineering - Other
    Sustainable Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah ( invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor. Exceptional candidates will also be considered at associate or full professor ranks, commensurate with experience. Successful candidates are expected to develop dynamic, externally funded research programs that lead to national and international recognition, and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field. 

We seek the best available candidates with research strengths focusing in the broad areas of energy-related research (especially sustainable/renewable energy), the interface between chemical engineering and medicine, and semiconductor materials, processing or applications. Candidates with research focused on theoretical, computational, and/or experimental aspects of these fields are all welcomed.

The department has grown significantly in recent years and we have a dynamic faculty of 25 with about 60 students at each level in our undergraduate curriculum and over 75 graduate students. Our department fosters a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Our faculty work closely with other departments on campus as well as with the Energy and Geoscience Institute, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University Hospital, School of Medicine, and Nuclear Engineering Program. Faculty members have access to an extensive array of core research facilities distributed between the main University and the adjacent Health Sciences campus, including a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility and surface analysis core. The Center for High Performance Computing provides advanced high performance computational resources, technical support, and training for individuals in simulation science.

The University of Utah is an R1 research institution and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). It is one of the leading universities in technology innovation and commercialization, and is consistently ranked among the top in the US for the number of companies created from academic research labs.

The state of Utah enjoys a thriving economy with consistent recognition as one of the top states for business, job growth and quality of life. Situated in the vibrant urban environment provided by Salt Lake City, the University of Utah also provides ample access to outdoor recreation year round.

The Department of Chemical Engineering fosters a supportive, collegial atmosphere where people from all backgrounds are welcome. The Department and Price College of Engineering support junior faculty with formal and informal faculty mentors, teaching pedagogy workshops, and proposal/grant writing workshops. Additionally, the department chair and Associate chair meet with junior faculty regularly to provide feedback and assistance.

  • 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 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.

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Contact Information

  • Tracey Farnsworth
    Chemical Engineering
    University of Utah
    50 South Central Campus Drive
    MEB Room 3290
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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