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ASSISTANT RESEARCH PROFESSOR - Mining and Explosives Engineering #00091424

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 25, 2024

Job Details

Hiring Department

Mining and Explosives Engineering

Job Description

Missouri University of Science and Technology's Thomas J. O'Keefe Center for Sustainable Supply of Strategic Minerals is looking for a non-tenure track research assistant professor to assist in its research initiatives. The O'Keefe Center was recently awarded $15.5 million by the Missouri Department of Economic Development to build capacity and conduct a 2-year feasibility study to evaluate the viability of producing battery-grade materials from Missouri critical minerals sources. The successful candidate will assist the center director and the research team to administer this research program and advance his/her own relevant research. Their duties will include project management, helping to coordinate research meetings, assembling individual sections into final and progress reports, and providing general support to the leadership team. The successful candidate will also be expected to help the leadership team draft grant proposal applications related to critical minerals. They will also be expected to teach Mining Engineering 6001.


Applicants should have a doctoral degree in engineering or science with relevant research experience in sustainable mining practices (Including life cycle assessment) or critical minerals. They should have a record of publishing in quality journals and strong technical communication skills.

Application Deadline

Open until filled with review of applications to begin as received.

Community Information

University Information
Missouri S&T is one of the nation's leading research universities with over 100-degree programs in 39 disciplines. It was founded in 1870 as one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi River. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe, and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks' scenery. Missouri S&T offers undergraduate degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business, with M.S. and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs. With over 7,000 students and 300 faculty, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population, yet small enough for individuals to build high visibility and impactful careers.

Established in 2022, The Kummer College serves as a pathbreaking model for social impact, technology transfer, and interdisciplinary collaboration within a future-oriented STEM-focused university. Supported by the Kummer Institute Foundation at Missouri S&T, this unique college integrates key academic, co-curricular, and administrative activities related to technology commercialization, business innovation and entrepreneurship, systems thinking, and economic development. Within The Kummer College lives several departments: Department of Business and Information Technology (BIT), Department of Economics, Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), Kummer Student Programs and the Division of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED).

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education is a catalyst of innovation, creativity, and discovery, where students and faculty work side-by-side to create and share knowledge and understanding. From arts and humanities to the natural and social sciences, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education has a program for everyone. The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) is made up of eleven units including Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Arts, Languages and Philosophy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English and Technical Communication, History and Political Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychological Science, and Education. The college is home to over 90 tenured/tenure-track and 44 non-tenure-track faculty members. CASE offers more than 85 different academic options including certificates, minors, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

About Rolla
Rolla, Missouri offers several great advantages that help individuals enjoy a high quality of life. Rolla is an ideal place for families, with its low cost of living, excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and a range of recreational activities suitable for all ages. The Ozark Scenic Riverways and beautiful landscapes offers abundant opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of every lifestyle. With a vibrant and diverse cultural scene, Rolla hosts multiple events, concerts, art exhibitions, and theater performances throughout the year. The university’s Leach Theatre showcases nationally renowned performers for campus and community alike. Overall, living in Rolla offers a high quality of life with a supportive community, affordable living, beautiful natural surroundings, and numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 573-341-4241.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 573-341-7734.

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Job Title ASSISTANT RESEARCH PROFESSOR - Mining and Explosives Engineering #00091424

Job ID 51832

Location Rolla

Department Mining & Explosives Engr

Job Family Teaching & Research Faculty

Business Unit Missouri S & T

Posted Date 05/25/2024

Close Date Open Until Filled



Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public research university in Rolla, Missouri. It is a member institution of the University of Missouri System.


Missouri University of Science and Technology


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