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Tenured/Tenure-Track: Open Rank

Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering
College Station, Texas
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Dec 14, 2022

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Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for two full-time, tenured or tenure-track position with a 9-month academic appointment, and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, beginning the fall of 2023. The successful applicant(s) is expected to build a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in advanced drilling with application to geothermal energy or multi-scale coupled flow simulation with applications to carbon sequestration and hydrocarbon recovery; teach, advise and mentor graduate students; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Industrial experience in petroleum engineering is an asset, and exceptional candidates in other areas will also be considered.

The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M is recognized as one of the top petroleum engineering programs in the U.S. and is well known in the international oil and gas community.  The department has 36 faculty members and over 430 students at its College Station campus. 

Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, Texas, with a population of more than 273,000 and conveniently centrally located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 69,400 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures total more than $922 million annually, ranking Texas A&M in the top tier of universities nationwide. The Texas A&M University System has an endowment valued at more than $13.6 billion and Texas A&M University ranks 3rd among U.S. public universities and 8th overall. With more than 700 faculty members and over 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked 8th in graduate studies and 7th in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with nine of the college’s 15 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 3rd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance.

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