UG Research Mentor and Stream Leader, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) @ University of Utah

March 3, 2020

Proposed Faculty Rank    Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Department    00113 - College of Science-Dean
City    Salt Lake City, UT
Track    Non Tenure Track
New Position to Begin    
Job Summary:
The College of Science at the University of Utah invites applications for a broadly trained scientist to help develop and implement the new Science Research Initiative (SRI). The SRI focuses on providing undergraduate students access to authentic course-based research experiences and research streams in their first and second year of college. This faculty position is intended for candidates who desire to focus their professional activities on the development and mentorship of undergraduates through high-impact research experiences, while providing access to a world-class community of researchers and research infrastructure that may not be available at primarily undergraduate institutions. For more information on the SRI, please go to

We seek candidates committed to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research mentorship, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate constructively with faculty with diverse scientific interests, and experience implementing and assessing undergraduate curricular outcomes. The successful candidate will teach a newly developed course, “Interdisciplinary Principles of Scientific Inquiry”, and will develop and lead new research stream(s) in the candidate’s areas of interest. In addition, the candidate will work with other faculty members to develop, manage and oversee additional research streams, train teaching assistants, and manage student placement into individual PI labs at the conclusion of their SRI experience. And, the candidate will create and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment. Finally, the successful candidate will help identify and evaluate overall program outcomes.

An ideal candidate will be a broadly trained scientist with a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, astronomy, biology or mathematics (or a closely related field); have undergraduate teaching experience demonstrating a strong commitment to undergraduate mentorship and development; be an excellent team player and communicator; and have experience conceiving and executing complex projects. This position consists of an eleven-month, career-line faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in an appropriate department within the College of Science.

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”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

Special Instructions for Candidates    
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Open Until Filled    Yes
Requisition Number    PRN00547CF
Type    Faculty