May 25, 2021

Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering

  • The University of Tulsa - Petroleum Engineering Department
Full time Completions Drilling Education Petroleum Engineering Research

Job Description

The McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering (MSPE) at The University of Tulsa invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track, entry-level, faculty position in the area of drilling and well completions.

A candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in petroleum engineering or a closely related field and the ability to provide teaching excellence in a wide variety of petroleum engineering and energy courses; specifically, in drilling engineering and well completions area, both at undergraduate and graduate levels.

The candidate will also be expected to develop/maintain an active, externally sponsored, research program as well as to participate in service activities. Research focus is expected to be on drilling and well completions related topics. Expertise in data analytics and machine learning techniques is preferable.  An industry experience in drilling/well completions is preferred. 

MSPE offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. Current enrollment includes about 120 undergraduate students and 65 graduate students. For the past five years, we have averaged over five million dollars per year in external funding, with approximately 30% of this total coming from governmental sources and the remainder from the oil and gas industry. Our unique research strength is evident from 9 research consortia and JIPs funded by industry with an excellent balance between applied and theoretical research. More information is available at:

The University of Tulsa is a private comprehensive university with approximately 4000 students enrolled in its five academic colleges. MSPE resides administratively within the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, which consists of four engineering departments and six science departments. More information is available at The University of Tulsa website:

Applicants should submit a complete vita, a statement of purpose, and four references using the link The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on July 01, 2021 till the position is filled. It is preferred that position be filled before Fall Semester, 2021.

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran. The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristics including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

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