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Texas A&M International University
  • Position Number: 3801825
  • Location: Laredo, TX
  • Position Type: Engineering - Mechanical

Endowed Professor of Petroleum Engineering (Tenured)

Job Title
Endowed Professor of Petroleum Engineering (Tenured)

Texas A&M International University

School Of Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The School of Engineering at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) seeks an experienced faculty member for an Endowed Professor of Petroleum Engineering position (Tenured, 9-months) to begin in Fall 2023. General duties include teaching of undergraduate and future graduate courses, building an independent research program, and serving on departmental, university, and professional committees. Generally, tenured faculty teach 2-3 classes per semester although course buyouts are available through internal processes tied to grant funding obtained by the faculty. The undergraduate Petroleum Engineering program was launched in Fall 2021 and graduated its first class in Spring 2022 with a 100% employment rate.

Required Qualifications:

Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering, or a closely related discipline and qualify for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor levels. While all specializations will be considered, candidates who can collaborate with current engineering faculty on research are encouraged to apply, especially in the fields of Geothermal Energy, Geothermal Drilling, Oil & Gas Data Analytics, Reservoir Geomechanics, Hydraulic Fracturing, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Carbon Capture, Utilization, & Storage (CCUS).

Candidates must demonstrate a track-record of sustained peer-reviewed publications and scholarship in the discipline with a proven ability to receive external grant funding. As an Endowed Professor, the candidates are expected to use their expertise to bolster collaborative research within the School of Engineering and beyond, establish an externally funded and independent research program, and mentor junior petroleum engineering faculty members. Moreover, candidates must have the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and educate and advise students as they work on their Senior Design projects. Candidates must also perform service at the School, College, University, and professional community-at-large levels. Industry experience and prior ABET accreditation experience are preferred.

The Petroleum Engineering program has state-of-the-art teaching and research lab facilities that include equipment for reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, core flooding, drilling, production, formation evaluation, reservoir geomechanics, rock characterization, and modeling and simulation.

Access to Linux clusters and PC nodes dedicated for computational-based research is available at TAMIU for STEM faculty. TAMIU provides generous start-up packages to support new faculty in the acquisition of research equipment and establishment of laboratories.

TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in Laredo, Texas, a vibrant bi-lingual, bi-cultural city with a population of about 250,000 on the U.S./Mexico border. For more information, visit For faculty, TAMIU offers competitive salaries and a benefits package covering health insurance and retirement benefits. Financial support for professional development opportunities, such as attending academic conferences, is also provided. Moving expenses are covered in whole or in part by the university.

In addition to Petroleum Engineering, the School of Engineering offers two other undergraduate programs in Systems Engineering and Computer Engineering. There is also a Pre-Engineering program that is a bridge for transfer to other institutions or give students an opportunity to explore engineering prior to choosing a major within the School. There are also plans underway to develop and launch a multidisciplinary graduate program in the next few years. Alumni of the School of Engineering have excellent job placement in a wide range of settings, including Fortune 500 companies and various business enterprises, as well as prestigious federal, state, and local government agencies. Some companies and organizations that have hired our graduates in recent years include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Motors, IBM, Microsoft, UPS, USAA, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Chase, NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Texas Department of Transportation, the City of Laredo, Medline Industries, and Prolamsa Inc. Furthermore, the School of Engineering has graduates who joined prestigious graduate programs at other institutions in Texas and the nation such as Texas A&M University - College Station, the University of Texas at Austin.

The completed employment application must include: (1) a cover letter that addresses the candidate's interest in the position; (2) curriculum vita; (3) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests, experience, and future plans; (5) Academic (unofficial) transcripts; (6) the names and contact information of three professional references.

This position requires face-to-face interactions through a regular schedule of attendance on campus and in the workplace for a minimum of four days a week.

Applications must be submitted online at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 22, 2022. The application will remain open until the position is filled.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process, you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents, and submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you "Submit" the application materials. The software does not allow you to "Save" your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files.

Be sure to include:
  • Letter of Interest addressing qualifications (including teaching interests, experience, and philosophy)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  • Statement of research interests, experience, and future plans
  • A list of at least 3 current professional references and their full contact information
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts

Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. "See resume" is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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