American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

Assistant Professor

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas, United States
14 days ago


The Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech University has an immediate opening tenure-track Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate in position 28606BR will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Production and manage related laboratories (facilities, artificial lift, completions, stimulation and workovers). The candidate should have earned a doctorate in petroleum engineering or closely related field by August, 2022.  Prior experience as a lecturer, teaching assistant, or grader in graduate or undergraduate courses in Production Engineering is required.  A mandatory minimum of 5 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, including field experience, is required. Industry experience should include:  decline curve analysis; project economic evaluation; design, optimization, and deployment of artificial lift systems such as gas lift, ESP, sucker rod and plunger lift; facility engineering including designing tank batteries, pumps, flowlines, and pressure relief valves; workover and completions experience including well servicing operations, hydraulic fracturing and acidizing. Applicants with knowledge of research into effective STEM teaching practices and research experience in fiber optic sensing and hydraulic fracturing are especially encouraged to apply. Research with National Energy Technology Laboratory and Department of Energy is a plus.  The ability to generate research funding and advising master's and Ph.D. will be a plus.  This position is for tenure track at the level of assistant professor.

 Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising and mentoring students, supervising graduate student research, developing sponsored research projects, and actively participating in departmental, university and professional service activities. New faculty are expected to be engaged in scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding in the form of fellowships, grants, exhibits, etc.  Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected. 

 Texas Tech University is a multipurpose state university with 40,000+ students in a metropolitan area with population exceeding of 230,000. We offer competitive salaries, a friendly and cooperative work environment and excellent teaching and research facilities.  Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).  The 42,000 square foot Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research Building opened in February 2014.  We have established a 10-acre Oilfield Technology Center with a building, multiple facilities and a one of a kind, 4,000-foot test well plus 2 other 1500 foot test wells, one which has a working modern drilling rig in it.  The Petroleum Engineering Departments student to faculty ratio is about 15.

 Depending on qualifications, this is expected to be a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor.  Qualified applicants are requested to submit an application, cover letter, statement of teaching, and a statement of research with their CV/resume and three references at  Click Faculty, then search for requisition 28606BR.

 As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63288946
  • Location:
    Lubbock, Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Company Name For Job: Texas Tech University
  • Job Function: Education/Teaching
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Doctorate
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
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