Assistant Professor, Petroleum/Energy Geologist - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

The assistant professor will teach the standard load of three classes per academic year (including at least one large introductory section and/or required core class), be expected to recruit and advise high-quality graduate students, and establish a vigorous, externally funded research program.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Energy Geoscientist
The University of Alabama Department of Geological Sciences
The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in energy geoscience, beginning August 2016, to be filled at the assistant professor level. Candidates are invited to apply who have specialties within any field of geoscience pertaining to energy exploration. Scientists with industry experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong record of research and must have received a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, develop relationships with the energy industry, work closely with the Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies, and attract and advise high-quality graduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his specialty and introductory geology. The department has a broad range of geophysical, geochemical, and computational facilities, in addition to University shared facilities, including the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Departmental software includes industry standards such as ProMAX, Petrel, TechLog, PetroMod, Move, Petra, Geosoft, ArcGIS, and Matlab. Details regarding existing research programs, equipment and facilities, and departmental activities are at

Questions should be directed to Dr. Fred Andrus ( Applicants should go to to electronically apply for this position. When submitting an application, candidates must provide a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and a list with the contact information for at least three referees. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks diversity in its employees.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Professor, Petroleum/Energy Geologist
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Geology
  • Earth Science
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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