University of North Dakota
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Petroleum Engineering, Assistant or Associate, Position #00104501
The Department of Petroleum Engineering is seeking to fill a non-tenure track faculty position at Assistant or Associate ranking starting as early as spring 2020. The ranking offered will depend on an individual’s qualifications and experience. This is a research faculty position for a 3 year term, with consideration for extension upon the review by the department at the end of the initial contract, depending on performance and availability of funding.
The Department of Petroleum Engineering at UND is located in the State of North Dakota, the territory for unconventional resources in the US. This is the only Department in this State which offers a Petroleum Engineering program within an academic institute. The Department is offering Undergraduate and Graduate programs in upstream Petroleum Engineering disciplines in both on-campus and distance teaching modes. Currently, the Department has a total of approximately over 150 undergraduate students with over 35 Ph.D. students. With the rapid growth of oil and gas operations in this State, the Department is receiving a great support from industry to expand its activities in the areas of practical research to provide technical support to the future supply of the Energy for the State.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The expectation for this position will be to assist the Department in promoting the teaching and research at both undergraduate and graduate levels by proactively proposing new graduate level programs based on industry needs and expanding the distance teaching programs and promoting them internationally. Thus, a demonstrated expertise and enthusiasm for teaching is also highly desirable. The teaching and research areas are open to any Upstream Petroleum Engineering disciplines, however, past experiences in characterization of unconventional reservoirs is desired. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and conduct a program of externally funded research that ties in with one or more of the grand challenges and attract and advise graduate students and postdoc fellows. Individuals with expertise in different upstream oil and gas disciplines are encouraged to apply and will be considered for the positions, but we are seeking in particular an individual with strong track records in the areas of Petroleum Geomechanics Petroleum Geochemistry and Geophysics, will be given special considerations.
In terms of services, the successful candidate is expected to represent Petroleum Engineering Department in all relevant committee meetings within University and College and any other services that the Department Chair is requesting.
There may be an opportunity for a successful candidate to partner with the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at UND.
The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is an international leader in energy and environmental research, conducting projects for clients throughout the United States and the world. The EERC offers opportunities in a positive and multidisciplinary environment to people with an exceptional work attitude, dedication to high professional standards, and commitment to personal development. The EERC has worked with a coalition of federal, state, and industry partners to conduct a series of multi-year, multi-million dollar research programs focused on improving oil production from the Bakken Petroleum System, a world-class unconventional tight oil resource. This position will include a portion of the appointment to be dedicated to working closely with the EERC on research projects focused on the Bakken. Primary responsibilities and duties for the EERC-portion of the position will include:
Assisting in the preparation of technical proposals, reports, and presentations.
Interfacing with a diverse team of scientists and engineers to address challenges related to improving oil recovery from the Bakken.
Some travel is required.
Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering or related fields.
Successful completion of criminal history records check
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Preferred Skills/Desirable Qualifications:
Demonstrated expertise in teaching
At least 5-10 years of relevant recognized industry experiences.
Demonstrated record of publication and external research funding.
Demonstrated expertise in characterization of unconventional reservoirs.
Research interests in the areas of Petroleum Geomechanics, Petroleum Geochemistry, and Geophysics.
Established & recognized research Experiences
For full consideration, applications must be received by June 22, 2020 and include the following materials:
Statement of professional goals.
Names and addresses of at least three professional references.
Record of publications and record of external funding.
Position is open until filled.
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