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Assistant/Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering
Posted 192 days ago

Assistant/Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

The Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department of the School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in Petroleum Engineering program to begin January 2020. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering with specialization in reservoir simulation, reservoir characteristics, stimulation and production. The applicant must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, research and service. The successful candidate will be expected to be active in research in his/her fields of interests, incorporate high-impact educational practices in his/her teaching, advise undergraduate students, and provide service to the department, university, and community.

The successful candidate is expected to teach the following courses: Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Simulation, Stimulation and Intervention in Petroleum Production Operations, Applied Reservoir Geology, and Water Flooding. Additionally, the candidate should be capable of teaching introductory level courses and supervise senior design projects.


Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter that includes a description of experience with ABET accreditation requirements, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references.  Applications should be submitted online.


Primary Responsibilities Include:

Teaching petroleum engineering courses 

Participating in departmental, school, and university committees and activities

Advising and mentoring students 

Participating in outreach activities, such as continuing education workshops, conferences and seminars

Pursuing research activities within the department 


Required Qualifications:

Candidate must hold a Ph. D. in Petroleum Engineering from an accredited institution of higher education 

University teaching experience

Effective written and oral communication skills 

Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, including the use of high-impact educational practices

Interest and experience in working effectively with a diverse student population 

Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines

University Setting:

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a public non-profit, independent, coeducation institution of higher education which delivers an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate education with a strong focus on the local indigenous culture.  All programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education of the UAE. In addition, AURAK has recently achieved accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), one of the regional accrediting associations in the United States.  The American model of higher education ensures not only the acquisition of knowledge and skills in specific academic fields, but also a general education curriculum that exposes students to new ideas and ways of thinking critically about local and global issues. The multicultural student body at AURAK offers candidates the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse countries in the world. AURAK is located in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the Northern Emirates and a rapidly growing region.  The beauty of Ras Al Khaimah is reflected in its traditions and diverse landscapes — its white sandy beaches, the majestic Hajjar Mountains, the expansive desert and its sands dunes, and the many historical sites.

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