Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

ID: 7077848
Posted: May 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The College of Engineering and Mines at the University of North Dakota (UND) invites applications for non-tenure track assistant professor positions in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, beginning as early as Summer 2021 and contingent on the availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Department of Petroleum Engineering at UND is the only petroleum engineering program in the State of North Dakota, home to the Bakken formation and other unconventional oil and gas resources. The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs both on-campus and online. Currently, the Department has a total of approximately 190 students, which includes over 70 Ph.D. students.

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching petroleum engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Conducting research in petroleum engineering and advising graduate students
Writing proposals for external research grants from industry and government agencies
Managing the department’s labs, including the Drilling and Completion Lab, Drilling Simulator, Virtual Reality Lab, Innovation Lab, and Slurry Loop Lab.
Other duties as needed by the department.
Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering, or a closely related engineering or geoscience field.
Successful completion of criminal history records check.
Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated expertise in teaching.
Demonstrated record of publication and external research funding.
Demonstrated record of experiences working in a petroleum engineering lab.
Demonstrated expertise in characterization of unconventional reservoirs.
Demonstrated industry experiences in oil and gas industry
Minimum Hiring Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Work Schedule and Projected Start Date

Monday – Friday, 8:00-4:30pm, starting as early as June 2021

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by May 17, 2021 and include the following materials:

Statement of professional goals
Resume or CV
Names and addresses of at least three professional references
Record of publications and external funding
Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

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