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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Mining and Geological Engineering

companyUniversity of Arizona
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/31/2023

The Department of Mining and Geological Engineering at the University of Arizona invites applications for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the assistant, associate or full professor level. The two areas of interest are Geomechanics and Extractive Metallurgy (Hydrometallurgy and/or Pyrometallurgy). These positions are part of a multi-year hiring process associated with planned growth in the Mining and Geological Engineering department and are aligned with the Building a Changing World vision as a pillar within the University’s Strategic Plan.

Geomechanics - We seek an interdisciplinary scholar to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program in the broad area of geomechanics for mining and/or geological engineering.  Specific research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: modeling; assessment and mitigation of hazards related to open pit and/or underground mining methods; slope stability; tailings design and investigation; and sensing, data science and artificial intelligence related to geomechanics. Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in developing strong collaborative research and educational programs within MGE and with other programs, such as the School of Mining and Mineral Resources, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics, Geosciences, the Geotechnical Center of Excellence, and/or the Tailings Center, as well as the mining industry.  Successful candidates will also be committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mining and geological engineering.  

Hydrometallurgy and/or Pyrometallurgy - We seek an interdisciplinary scholar to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program focused on extractive metallurgy (pyrometallurgy and/or hydrometallurgy, or closely related fields). Research areas of interest include but are not limited to: improved recovery of metals for low-carbon transition technologies; more efficient and environmentally responsible methods for recovery of critical minerals; application of AI and data science to metallurgy; and more efficient processing via full mine life cycle consideration, recycling and remining. Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in developing strong collaborative research and educational programs within MGE and with other programs, such as the School of Mining and Mineral Resources, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Geosciences, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, and Environmental Science, as well as the mining industry. Successful candidates will also be committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mining and geological engineering. 

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized, externally funded research program; provide excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and education; contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds; and contribute to scholarly activities performed within academic communities across the university.  The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute in meaningful ways to interdisciplinary research and educational activities that complement and are synergistic within the University Strategic Plan.

Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs.

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