Petroleum Engineering faculty position

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Petroleum Engineering faculty position

Ref. No.: SSE-PENG-2018

About The American University in Cairo:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, and the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy programs of GAPP are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Department of Petroleum Engineering invites applicants for full time faculty positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Highly accomplished applicants may qualify for the rank of full professor. Appointment starts Fall 2018. The positions are renewable, based on performance after a thorough review with excellent performance evaluation by the end of the first year.


The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering (or related fields) with a proven teaching experience and research track record commensurate with appointment rank and proportional to the stage of their academic careers.

Applications are encouraged from candidates at both senior and relatively junior levels with past teaching experience and expertise in core Petroleum Engineering fields. Workload is distributed between: (1) teaching, (2) research, and (3) service activities. The successful candidate will play a role in delivering several courses in petroleum engineering and supervising undergraduate/graduate research. Excellent communication skills and English fluency are required.

Candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching courses at basic and advanced levels. The ability to integrate the candidate's field experiences, if any, with the didactic is a plus. Candidates are also expected to have a proven record of scholarship, grantsmanship, and conduct high quality research, or equivalent, in their areas of expertise.

Additional Information:

The Department of Petroleum Engineering is actively pursuing academic quality and international accreditation. Applications received before the deadline of June 7, 2018 will receive full consideration. Screening and interviewing processes will start immediately after that date.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:

Detailed CV; (b) letter of interest; (c) teaching philosophy; (d) research statement; and (e) completed AUC personnel information form (PIF), and (f) names and contact information of three references familiar with the academic and research record of the candidate.

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Posted: 5/9/2018
Application Due: 7/2/2018
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