Tenure-track Faculty Position in Petroleum Geology or Geophysics

The Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences (GMES) at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (appointment will be commensurate with qualifications at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in the broad field of Petroleum Exploration and Development Geology or Geophysics. The anticipated time for the appointment is August 2015, but is negotiable. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: petroleum geology, reservoir characterization and modeling, reflection seismology, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, structural geology, and well logging.

We welcome applications from scientists/engineers that demonstrate the potential for developing an internationally recognized research program. Applicants with industry experience who can collaborate with energy industry partners are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to establish a record of publication in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals, as well as teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to petroleum, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and actively participate in industry and student organizations. The candidate must have a Ph.D. and, preferably, post-doctoral and/or industry experience.

The University has an excellent reputation in undergraduate and graduate engineering education along with highly active research and graduate programs in a wide range of engineering and science fields. Michigan Tech provides a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary research across engineering and science fields. The GMES department offers B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. degrees and has been committed to sustained excellence in research and innovative teaching. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, Michigan.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/2214. Applications should include: (1) a cover letter; (2) a complete curriculum vita; (3) a statement of research experience, interest, and future goals; (4) a statement of teaching interest and philosophy; and (5) the names and addresses of three references.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds to support our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. (See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.)

Michigan Tech is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.