Petroleum Engineering - Open Rank Professor

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Work type: Tenure/Tenured Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)

Position Title: Petroleum Engineering - Open Rank Professor
Job Description:
The Petroleum Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for an open rank tenure/tenure-track position (applications considered at assistant, associate and full professor levels) in the specialty areas of production operations and engineering. It is anticipated that the positions will be filled for the academic year commencing in the fall of 2018. 
The main responsibilities of the new faculty will be to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and develop strong, externally funded research programs in their area of expertise. The faculty member will be expected to adhere to the high academic standards of Mines, CERSE, and the Petroleum Engineering Department and demonstrate high-level scholarly activities to build national and international professional recognition.
Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have expertise and/or research experience related to production operations and engineering.  The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and complementary traits of expertise to supplement and extend the current strengths of the Department.
The minimum qualifications to be considered at the Assistant Professor rank are as follows: an earned PhD degree at the time of employment in Petroleum Engineering or a closely related field, such as Mechanical, Chemical or Civil Engineering, and demonstrated potential for success in teaching, scholarship and service.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior industrial and/or academic experience is desirable.
Department Description:
The Petroleum Engineering Department has a preeminent program in education and research and offers
undergraduate and graduate (Master and PhD) degrees. The strength of the education and research programs is enhanced through collaboration with the strong geosciences departments as well as many other disciplines at CSM. The Department has fifteen full-time faculty, five supporting staff, and 464 undergraduate and 108 graduate students. The annual research volume of the Department is approximately $3 million with several large research programs on unconventional reservoirs, reservoir modeling and engineering, geomechanics, rock and fluid characteristics, stimulation and fracturing, geothermal energy, and drilling and completions. Mines also has many other research centers and programs related to petroleum exploration and production with a total research budget of over $55 million per year, with contributions from private industry, DOE, NSF, DOD, DOS, NASA, ACS PRF and EPA.
How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy and methods, and a 1-page statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion (required). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin by February 1, 2018. Please submit your application package by then to ensure full consideration.

Your research statement should describe how your research relates to and complements research activities and expertise at Mines, its expected impact, its relevance to broader grand challenge themes (e.g. energy, health, sustainability, etc.) and current or future connections to industry and opportunities for entrepreneurship. Please be sure to describe any trans-disciplinary aspects of your research. For more information visit and
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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