Faculty Position Available
Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering - Cockrell School of Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Open: Oct 13, 2017
The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) seeks outstanding applicants to fill a petroleum engineering faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. Exceptional candidates will also be considered at other faculty ranks. The successful candidate is expected to supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop sponsored research programs, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the engineering profession.
Applications are encouraged from candidates specializing in oilfield production engineering, data analytics, or oilfield sustainability/environmental footprint. UT PGE has strong programs in drilling and completions, reservoir engineering, reservoir characterization, formation evaluation, geomechanics, and production engineering. The faculty also work in the novel areas of geologic carbon storage, utilization of methane hydrates, and applications of nano-particles to subsurface processes. We look for candidates who can bring new ideas and skills to our research program as well as collaborate with existing personnel. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.
UT PGE is a world leader in petroleum engineering research, education, training and outreach, dedicated to maintaining oil and gas as an affordable, sustainable and reliable source of energy into the future. The department's graduate and undergraduate petroleum engineering programs are ranked #1 and #2 in the country, respectively (according to the latest US News and World Report rankings). UT PGE's 20 faculty, 200 graduate students and 400 undergraduates work and study using state of the art equipment and expanding laboratory and instructional space. Interdisciplinary work is promoted and rewarded in collaboration with the 6 other departments of the Cockrell School of Engineering as well as with the top-ranked Jackson School of Geosciences and other related organizations. UT's reputation and continued accomplishments make it one of the most attractive centers of research investment for industry, foundations and governmental agencies.
A PhD in petroleum engineering or a related discipline is required.
Interested persons will be asked to submit a detailed curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience, statements describing their philosophy and goals with regard to both teaching and research, and a list of peer-reviewed publications and other technical papers. Applicants should also provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least five references.
The application deadline for full consideration is January 5, 2018. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on selected applicants.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.