Sedimentary Basin Analysis and Modeling Position,Texas A&M University

The Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems (BHC) and the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invite applications from individuals for a non-tenure track, three-year renewable contract position as a Research Professor in Sedimentary Basin Analysis and Modeling beginning January 16, 2017. This position will be a joint appointment with teaching research and service responsibilities in the Berg-Hughes Center and Department of Geology and Geophysics. This is a 9-month annual appointment.

The principal responsibility of this position is to lead the collaborative research and teaching programs in the Chevron-TAMU/BHC Basin Modeling Center of Research Excellence in the BHC and Department of Geology and Geophysics. This responsibility includes leading in the development of a robust externally funded research program in basin analysis and modeling that includes research collaboration with researchers in the petroleum industry; teaching integrative courses that introduce advanced concepts and technologies needed for unraveling the geo-history of sedimentary basins and the origin and location of unconventional and conventional petroleum resources inherent to sedimentary basins and supervising graduate students and mentoring faculty in the use of sophisticated computational and applied research approaches and techniques to solve complex geologic problems.

We seek candidates who have had extensive experience in sedimentary basin analysis and modeling and in serving as a team leader on multi-disciplinary research projects, and who have demonstrated the ability to develop and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of success in working collaboratively with researchers in academia and the petroleum industry and be enthusiastic about teaching integrative courses and supervising graduate students in basin analysis, basin architecture, basin modeling basin geodynamics, and related areas.

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Successful applicants will be expected to teach effectively at the graduate level in basin analysis and modeling and related fields and in team taught courses, including classes in the Petroleum Certificate curriculum and to supervise undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. research including students who are interested in pursuing careers in the petroleum industry. Applicants are expected to build and maintain a collaborative research program with colleagues in the College of Geosciences the Berg-Hughes Center, the Department of Geology and Geophysics, the Department of Petroleum Engineering and other energy related groups at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University System and with geoscientists and petroleum engineers in the oil and gas industry and national and international research institutions.

Interested candidates should submit electronic versions of a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, statement of research vision, strategies to implement that vision, and accomplishments, and the names and email addresses of at least three references to the Chair of the Basin Analysis and Modeling Search Committee, cdengo@tamu. edu. Screening of applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Berg·-Hughes Center ( and the Department of Geology and Geophysics ( are part of the College of Geosciences, which also includes the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Oceanography; the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG); and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 227,000 people. Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy to address the needs of dual-career partners (­ information/)