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Assistant/Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering
Posted 463 days ago

Assistant/Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

The Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in Petroleum Engineering program to begin Fall 2020. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering with specialization in reservoir simulation, reservoir characteristics, and 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. All classes and other campus activities are conducted only in English.


Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief description of teaching philosophy and courses taught, a research statement, transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references. 


Primary Responsibilities

{C}·      Teaching petroleum engineering courses

{C}·         Participation in departmental, school, and university committees and activities

{C}·         Advising and mentoring students 

{C}·         Participation in outreach activities, such as continuing education workshops, conferences and seminars

{C}·         Involvement in research activities both inside and outside the department


Required Qualifications

{C}·         Ph. D. in Petroleum Engineering from an accredited institution of higher education 

{C}·         University teaching experience

{C}·         Effective oral and written English communication skills

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

{C}·         Interest and experience in working effectively with a diverse student population 

{C}·         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 Ministry of Education of the UAE. In addition, AURAK has recently achieved accreditation with the U.S. regional accreditation association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and all of AURAK’s Engineering programs are now ABET accredited.  The American model of higher education employed at AURAK 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, please visit:

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