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Faculty Professor Associate- Full Time/Chemical and Petroleum Engineering


Chem/Petroleum Engineering - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (21000825)
Associate or Full Professor, Tenure Stream, Faculty Opening – Petroleum Engineer Position in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Dept., University of Pittsburgh

We seek one exceptional tenured candidate for a position at associate or full professor level. Our department is re-establishing an ABET-accredited BS degree program in PetE to complement our MS in PetE, and the applicant is expected to provide leadership in the development of the undergraduate curriculum and internship/coop program. Promising academic candidates must have a track record of leadership in Petroleum Engineering research and contributions to teaching Petroleum Engineering courses at the undergraduate or graduate levels. We also welcome industrial candidates with at least five years of experience reflected in an extensive research and presentation record, along with university-level instructional experience. All candidates, whether from academia or industry, must have a PhD in science or engineering and at least one degree (BS, MS or PhD) in Petroleum Engineering. Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.


Our department has internationally recognized programs in Energy and Sustainability, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Materials, Multi-Scale Modeling, and Biomedical Engineering. The International Pittsburgh Coal Conference is organized and led by our PetE program. Active collaborations exist with several adjacent centers, including the U.S. DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research Computing, the Center for Energy, the Petersen Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering, the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Our department has a strategic alliance with Lubrizol Corporation that includes educational and research components.


The candidate is expected to lead a vibrant research program (funded by federal sources such as NSF, DOE and NETL, state agencies, industry partners, ACS PRF, etc.). The successful applicant will be expected to organize and lead large group proposals and to develop a strong relationship with the NETL facilities in Pittsburgh and Morgantown and with regional gas and oil producing companies. The candidate must also be committed to high quality teaching for a diverse student body and to assisting our department in enhancing diversity.


To apply, please submit a detailed CV, names of four references, research plans/vision (5 - 10 pages), teaching plans/vision (2 - 4 pages), and service plans/vision (2 - 4 pages related to professional service to the department, university and scientific community). Applications will be accepted via submission through the Pitt HR website. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 15, 2021. Please address any inquiries (but not applications) to Dr. Robert Enick via [email protected] Please put “2021 PetE position” in the subject line.



The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets Assignment Category Full-time regular Campus Pittsburgh Required Attachments Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Statement, Teaching Evaluations, Other (see posting for additional details) Optional Attachments Other (see posting for additional details)
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Posted: July 11, 2021
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