Associate/Full Professor in Nuclear Engineering, Endowed Professor

Salt Lake City, Utah
Dependent upon experience
Sep 28, 2018
Oct 28, 2018
Field of specialization
Education, Engineering, Nuclear / Radiochemical
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVEEN) invites applications for the Energy Solutions Presidential Endowed Professorship in its Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP). Candidates will be considered at the Associate and Full Professor levels. While the position will be open to all areas of nuclear engineering, priority will be given to those with experience in neutronics and high energy physics as they relate to advanced reactor design (small portable reactors, molten salt reactors, etc.); nuclear weapons and nuclear forensics; and characterization and modeling of materials in extreme environments. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering or closely related field such as Nuclear Chemistry or Nuclear Physics. Successful applicants must demonstrate an excellent scientific background including a prior record of success in securing externally funded research grants and producing scholarly publications. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized, sustainable research program; supervise graduate and undergraduate students; and teach courses related to nuclear engineering.

As part of the College of Engineering, faculty specializing in Nuclear Engineering maintain strong interdisciplinary collaborations with other CVEEN faculty as well as faculty across campus in fields such as metallurgical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, and radiobiology. UNEP offers an undergraduate minor, non-thesis M.S., and Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering. It is one of only thirteen Universities with an operating TRIGA reactor in the United States. The 100 kW Modified Mark I TRIGA Reactor is instrumental for student training, research, and isotope production. In addition to the reactor facility, faculty members within UNEP have access to many user and core facilities on campus including but not limited to the Micron Microscopy and Nanofab Facility with Surface Analysis Laboratory, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility, Scientific and Computing Institute, and Center for High Performance Computing. Additional core facilities may be found at

The University of Utah is located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City. Adjacent to the campus is a Research Park, home to more than 50 businesses with close research and operational ties to the University. It consistently ranks among the top academic institutions for creating startup companies based on university technology. Salt Lake City is the state capital and home to many businesses and nonprofit organizations. It is known as a hotbed for technology-oriented business startups that provide great opportunities for student learning and research. The metropolitan area has a population of approximately 1.1 million residents and is a major urban center in the intermountain west. Salt Lake City has extensive arts and cultural activities and a major airport close to downtown. It is at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and has four distinct seasons, including mild winters and warm summers, and offers excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation, including easy access to the mountains and eight national parks.

The initial screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. Successful applicants are expected to begin in August 2019. Electronic application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for five references for Associate Professor applicants and seven references for Full Professor applicants. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Luther McDonald ( Please submit all application materials online to  

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see: