Research Associate Professor or Research Professor - Petroleum Geochemistry - (FAC002314)



The Research Associate Professor or Research Professor is a full-time position who will serve as Co-Director for the Center for Petroleum Geochemistry. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in geology, geochemistry or a related field and have extensive experience in research and instrumentation relevant to organic chemistry.

The Co-Director is expected to use molecular, chemical, and isotopic compositions, experiments, and petrology to pursue a transformative and externally-funded research program in one or more areas including: provenance of organic-rich materials in sedimentary systems, hydrocarbon biodegradation, hydrocarbon fingerprinting, environmental remediation monitoring, carbon cycling, biogeochemistry, paleoenvironmental reconstructions, basin modeling, and characterizations of extraterrestrial organic compounds.

The successful candidate is also expected to build active collaborations within and outside the university and to develop an externally-funded research program that is internationally recognized. Rank will be commensurate with the final candidate’s credentials and experience. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Names and contact information of three referees, and a statement of research and management goals.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

Candidates must have completed their PhD and have at least 5 years of practical experience beyond the terminal degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates will be selected by their ability to conduct transformative organic geochemistry research, experience with using and managing diverse equipment, experience managing a team, demonstration of external funding, strong record of peer-reviewed publications, and potential for academic, federal lab, and industry collaborations.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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