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New Faculty Position in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Through support from the Institute of Natural Gas Research (INGaR), the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications and nominations for one (1) full-time, tenured or tenure-track, faculty position in petroleum and natural gas engineering at all professorial levels (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor).

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering, or related field, and demonstrated expertise in a petroleum engineering technical discipline, including drilling and completions, production, or reservoir engineering. The successful candidate should demonstrate strong communication and presentation skills and will have demonstrated ability and willingness to establish an externally funded research program, conduct independent high-quality research, and publish in leading scholarly journals. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students at the MS and PhD levels, carry out an active research program in his/her area of specialization, and be involved in service to the university and profession.

The EME Department (EME; http://www.eme.psu.edu) is home to 35 faculty, 160 graduate students, and 1900 undergraduate students and faculty conduct funded research of $6 M per year. EME is home to Penn State’s degree programs in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Mining Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Energy Engineering, Energy Business and Finance, and Energy and Mineral Engineering. The successful applicant will help to build and maintain excellence in Penn State’s petroleum and natural gas engineering program and will be an affiliate faculty of Penn State’s Institute for Natural Gas Research (INGaR) to support the institute’s mission of conducting research in the broad area of natural gas, within the applicant’s area of specialization, working closely with interdisciplinary teams, industry and government partners to support the ongoing development of a natural gas-based economy.

Interested candidates should submit: (1) application letter highlighting qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae including educational background, employment history, and a list of peer reviewed publications and other technical papers; (3) statements of research and teaching interests; (4) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four referees. Submit applications electronically as a single PDF file to job # 54044 at http://www.psu.jobs addressed to: Chair of PNGE Faculty Search Committee. Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance to University policies.