Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering

Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering

• Job No:
• Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
• Grade:UNAC Grade 10
• Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF College of Engineering & Mines
• Location:Fairbanks
• Categories: Education/Instructional, Engineering/Computer Science, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:
The Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position. The position is available beginning Fall semester 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, build an independent research program and perform public, university and professional service. The preferred area of expertise is production and reservoir engineering, but candidates with other specializations will also be considered.

Write publications. Develop new research and teaching areas. Help establish a strong externally funded program. Develop and teach an undergraduate and/or graduate course. Mentor and supervise graduate students. Teach one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. Hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities. Provide University and Community service.Essential 2-60%Teaching: Must be highly organized, use class time efficiently, establish clear objectives, and have high expectations of students. Must develop good rapport with students and show enthusiasm for subject matter. Must encourage student participation, provide regular feedback to students and reward student learning success.Essential 30%Research: Contributions to research, scholarly or creative activity must have one or more of the following characteristics: a) must occur in a public forum, b) must be evaluated by peers, c) must be evaluated by peers external to this institution so as to allow an objective judgment, and d) must be judged to make a contribution. Research may be demonstrated through books, reviews, monographs, bulletins, articles, proceedings, research data and metadata, and other scholarly works published by reputable journals. Funded research via competitive grants and contracts.Essential 4-10%Service: Contributions to service can be for the public, university, or for professional associations and organizations. Service includes the application of teaching, research, and other scholarly and creative activity outside of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Service can be instructional, collaborative, or consultative in nature and is related to the faculty members' discipline or other publicly recognized expertise. Service can be contributions to university, college, school, institute, and departmental committees or governing bodies. Examples of service activities include active participation in professional organizations, discipline-oriented service organizations, or service to government or public committees.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Well logging; artificial lift and oil & gas production systems; nodal analysis; well test analysis.

Typical Experience:
Industry work experience is desirable but not required.

Required Education or Training:
An earned Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering or closely related engineering discipline is required. Applicants must have at least one degree in petroleum engineering.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9-month, exempt faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

The review process for applications will be begin on December 21, 2022. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time, 12/20/2022.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kenna Metivier, HR Coordinator, UAF Signers' Business Office, at or (907) 474-1847.

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Fairbanks, AK

7 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-02-23