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The University of Wyoming (UW) School of Energy Resources (SER) has a strategic initiative to establish international distinction in the area of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoir characterization and development. This is a well-funded partnership between UW, the state of Wyoming and the energy sector. In support of this initiative, UW is seeking to hire a tenure-track/tenured position in GEOMECHANICS at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in experimental, field, and/or computational approaches to the scientific problems that underly fundamental understanding of unconventional petroleum systems. A Ph.D. that may include but is not limited chemical, civil, mechanical or petroleum engineering, geology, geophysics, or mathematics is required. Applications are encouraged from candidates from academic, energy industry, or governmental backgrounds. The successful candidate will develop strong multidisciplinary R&;D collaborations within the UW energy enterprise and between academia and industry. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring students.
The University of Wyoming (http://www.uwyo.edu)is a thriving, well-funded research university with over 13,000 students. SER (http://www.uwyo.edu/ser/) coordinates UW's energy focus and promotes robust industry alliances. State-of-the-art facilities include the new $30M Energy Innovation Center, the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center, Advanced Research Computing Center, and 3D Visualization Center. UW is located in Laramie, Wyoming (pop. 30,000, http://www.laramie.org/) 130 miles northwest of Denver. Laramie is a picturesque and friendly town, offering a reasonable cost of living with easy access to superb outdoor activities in Rocky Mountains region.
The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.
The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Application Materials Required:
Applications must include a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for four references. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.