Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Faculty

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, United States
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Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Faculty
Tenure Track
I00866

Employee Group: Faculty
Bargaining Unit: APSCUF
Location: Main Campus
Department: Physics and Engineering
Employment Type: Regular FT

Position Summary
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (SRU) invites applications for one full-time tenure-track faculty position in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on the qualifications and expertise including teaching and industry experience.

Candidates must have a PhD in Petroleum Engineering or a closely related field, or MS in Petroleum Engineering with ten or more years’ industrial experience. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability or potential to become an excellent teacher in offering a variety of undergraduate courses.

A strong candidate is expected to make a positive impact on a new petroleum and natural gas engineering program, preparing students for a successful career in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond. The new faculty member will become part of a vibrant community committed to high-quality teaching and student success, play an important role in shaping the petroleum and natural gas engineering curriculum, and contribute to the growth of engineering programs at SRU.

Teaching Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses from fundamental engineering courses to upper division major courses. Candidates are expected to apply effective pedagogy and project-based learning in their classroom instruction.

Other Responsibilities and Expectations: The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, establish a productive research program that involves undergraduates, and actively participate in student advising and departmental/university service.

As a public comprehensive university and one of fourteen institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, SRU is a vibrant, student-centered community of learners and scholars. The university places a high value on the quality of the teaching and learning experience with over 150 undergraduate programs and tracks, 25 master’s degree programs, and a doctoral program in physical therapy. The University is selective in admissions and enrolls almost 8000 undergraduate and 1200 graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Petroleum Engineering or a closely related field, or MS in Petroleum Engineering with ten or more years’ industrial experience;
  • Observable dedication to excellence in undergraduate education;
  • Successful performance in an on-campus interview and teaching demonstration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in Petroleum Engineering from an ABET accredited institution;
  • Prior teaching experience at college level;
  • Experience or ability to teach capstone design course;
  • Industrial experience or experience in fostering close collaboration with industry;
  • Experience with ABET accreditation process.

How to apply

To apply, visit https://careers.sru.edu/postings/4403

Special Instructions to Applicants
Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the “Transcripts” selection under documents or mail them to the search chair at the address below.
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Dr. Steven Wei, Search Chair
Professor and Program Director of Engineering
Physics & Engineering
Vincent Science Center
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
xinchao.wei@sru.edu

Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three recent references familiar with candidates teaching, scholarly work, and/or professional experience are collected as part of the online application. Letters of recommendation will be required from these references, if the candidate is chosen for the second phase of the selection process. The recommended candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment. Full consideration will be give to applications received by January 11, 2018. Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.

Respect for Individuals in the Community
Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Affirmative Action Statement
Slippery Rock University is committed to a policy of affirmative action. Slippery Rock University assures an equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, gender or veteran’s status in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a public, master's-level university that offers some doctoral programs. SRU is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.