Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Mining and Mineral Economics
Tucson, AZ 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Mining and Mineral Economics
Posting Number req8124
Department Mining & Geological Engr
Department Website Link
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights

The Department of Mining and Geological Engineering at the University of Arizona invites applications for an open-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 2022. Specific areas of interest include economics and public policy associated with the responsible production and use of minerals, precious and industrial metals, and materials as they relate to the new green economy. We are looking for a talented and exceptional individual who will build on the University of Arizona's unique position and leadership in mining innovation and technology.

The Department of Mining and Geological Engineering is one of the top-ranked mining engineering programs in the world. Longstanding industry ties, a focus on sustainability, generous scholarships, a state-of-the-art experimental mine, important global connections and a tight-knit, entrepreneurial community make our Department the destination of choice for students and researchers the world over.

Applications will be reviewed starting April 15, 2022, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Arizona has held a unique position in the leadership of mining in the United States since opening in 1881 as the School of Mines, educating students in topics ranging from ore analysis to metallurgy. The school was renamed to the University of Arizona College of Mines in 1915, and it became one of the first of its kind. After a period of rapid expansion, the college merged with UA's school of engineering to form the University of Arizona School of Mines and Engineering, one of the first comprehensive mineral resource and extraction education departments in the nation. In June 2021, the new School of Mining and Mineral Engineering was established with a focus on a holistic approach to mineral resource management.

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. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please .

Duties & Responsibilities
  • The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to mentoring students, including those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to an environment that nurtures collaboration among researchers across the College and University.
  • The successful candidate will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these, and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.


The successful candidate must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position or be able to explain or demonstrate how the duties and responsibilities may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other faculty in both teaching and research.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Be a visible champion for faculty, staff, and student engagement and advocacy.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of hire in Mineral Economics, Mining Engineering, Mineral Resources Engineering, Engineering Management, or a related field.
  • Candidates for the Associate and full Professor rank must have a distinguished record of published research, demonstrate significant impact on the profession, and success at securing funding to support a research program.
  • The successful candidate must provide education credentials during the offer discussions.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Mineral and Energy Economics, Mining, Mineral Resources Management.
  • Strong track record of scholarly activity and/or equivalent accomplishment in the industry.
  • Previous teaching experience.
Rank To be Determined
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.00
Work Calendar Academic
Job Category Faculty
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay DOE
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 8/15/2022
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Jinhong Zhang
Associate Professor
Mining and Geological Engineering
Open Date 3/16/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume, Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please submit the following documents:

  • 1. Cover Letter
  • 2. CV that includes a list of recent publications and a list of three references with address, email and phone contact information
  • 3. In the Additional Document slot a Statement of Research Interests (no more than 3 pages)
  • 4. In the Additional Document slot a Statement of Teaching Interests and Philosophy (no more than 2 pages)
  • 5. In the Additional Document one-page statement on how the applicant's scholarship, teaching and service specifically address issues of race, social justice, and inclusive excellence in Mining and Geological Engineering.
  • Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

    The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full or Part Time
    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Required Experience
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