Assistant Professor - Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Morgantown, WV 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description


The Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE) at West Virginia University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor to begin on July 1st, 2021.

The successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to (1) develop and sustain an independent, nationally recognized and competitive externally-sponsored research program, (2) collaborate effectively within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers across WVU campus, other academic and government institutions, as well as the private sector, (3) teach lecture, laboratory, or design courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4) perform professional service activities.

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown is a safe, inclusive and family-friendly community with a regional population of about 137,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. It lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities, such as the NASA Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at and


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in petroleum engineering (or allied engineering fields) and have the ability to provide teaching excellence in upstream and midstream petroleum and natural gas engineering topics, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants are expected to demonstrate the potential for developing an active research program in the area of Unconventional Natural Gas Resource Development, with an emphasis on drilling and completion.

To apply for this position, visit Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two page research statement, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020. This position will remain open and applications will continue to be reviewed until the appointment is made. For further information, please contact Dr. Aminian , Chair of the Search Committee, by telephone (304-293-3964) or e-mail:

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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