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Assistant Professor of Energy Research

Utah Tech University
Job Location:
Geology, Earth Sciences, and Oceanography
Salary: $60,000.00 - $64,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty

Job Number: 24FAC866-1

Division: College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Department: Earth & Environmental Sciences

Opening Date: 09/12/2023

Closing Date

Position Announcement

Utah Tech University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with a primary focus on Energy Research. The position will commence in Fall 2024. We seek a candidate who has demonstrated expertise in energy and power systems. This includes, but is not limited to, areas like energy generation/extraction, sustainability, management, storage, efficiency, and the future of energy and climate. A key expectation for faculty at Utah Tech University is a robust dedication to undergraduate instruction and student guidance. Learn more about our department, faculty, and academic programs at

  • Develop and deliver both lectures and labs in Energy, with opportunities to teach advanced courses aligning with the applicant's specialized knowledge.
  • Instruct foundational Geology or Environmental Science courses.
  • Maintain a teaching load of 24 credits annually: 12 credits each in the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Supervise, guide, and mentor undergraduate students in research, hands-on learning projects, and internships.
  • Uphold faculty responsibilities, which include providing office hours, participating in departmental and division meetings, and ensuring compliance with university policies and procedures.
  • Actively contribute to service roles within the department, University, and local community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • A Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, Geology, Geosciences, or a closely related discipline. Post-Ph.D. advanced training or experience is a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, educational best practices, along with a continuous drive to stay current in the applicant's field of expertise.
  • Demonstrated potential for outstanding undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
  • Devotion to establishing an undergraduate research program that matches the applicant's specialized knowledge.
  • A proactive approach to collaborating with peers, staff, and administrative bodies, aiming to enhance our students' educational journey.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) tenure-track or professional-track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2024, with pay and benefits starting July 1, 2024. Annual salary of $60,000-$64,000 depending on qualifications & experience, with additional compensation available for optional summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, and undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 18, 2023; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population).   Please upload all the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.  

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies: For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
The University provides key institutional information regarding Academics, Campus Safety, Student Services, Employment Laws, and other requirements per the Higher Education Act and other consumer information requirements to prospective students, students, UT employees, and prospective employees online at  

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.


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Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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