Open Position: P00009122 Assistant Professor (R00061913)

The Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, invites applications for one faculty position in Petroleum Engineering, which will start fall 2022. Rank will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant. Additional support in the form of endowed professorships and chairs is available to qualified individuals. Areas of specialization are open to all fields in petroleum engineering and related disciplines.

The Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering is one of the leading petroleum engineering departments in the US, and offers BS, MS and PhD degrees. External funding for ongoing research includes support from state, federal and industry sources. Departmental resources to support this position include the Petroleum Engineering Research, Training & Testing Laboratory (a unique facility encompassing full-scale rig equipment, six wells as deep as 5800 feet, and supporting surface facilities), the Chevron Reservoir Characterization Laboratory, and a variety of other experimental and computational laboratories. University resources include a synchrotron radiation center through the LSU Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) and outstanding computational resources through LSU High Performance Computing. Additionally, the State and University are investing heavily in CCUS related activities.

Overview of Job Duties:

This position is a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Craft & Hawkins Dept of Petroleum Engineering. The incumbent in this position will have a part-time teaching load of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the subject of Petroleum Engineering as well as a part-time research component with the expectation to develop a recognized, externally-funded research program on topics related to modern Petroleum Engineering.

We are particularly interested in candidates with evidence of a professional background and accomplishments in petroleum engineering and with technical/research expertise in areas relevant to the energy transition.

Job Responsibilities:

Teaching load of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the subject of Petroleum Engineering. Conduct research with the expectation to develop a recognized, externally-funded research program on topics related to modern Petroleum Engineering. In addition, there will be additional duties that include service to the department, LSU, and to the profession of Petroleum Engineering.

Minimum qualifications:

Earned PhD or equivalent degree in Petroleum Engineering, Geosciences, or a related field. Exceptional candidates with all but dissertation (ABD) status may be considered.

Preferred qualifications:

PhD or equivalent degree in Petroleum Engineering, Geosciences, or a related field. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are particularly interested in candidates with evidence of a professional background and accomplishments in petroleum engineering and with technical/research expertise in areas relevant to the energy transition.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application review will begin December 2021 and continue until a candidate is selected.

Benefits: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; sick leave; paid holidays; wellness benefits; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, LSU is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. As such, we strongly encourage all applicants who meet the above listed requirements to apply. LSU actively seeks candidates, from underrepresented groups, and welcomes applicants from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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