Assistant / Associate Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering
University of Wyoming Department of Petroleum Engineering
United States

University of Wyoming

Petroleum Engineering Position –Assistant/Associate Lecturer, Academic Professional

The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for
an academic professional lecturer, at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior level in the Department of
Petroleum Engineering. This position is one-year term, renewable, but contingent on availability of
funding and performance. Applicants for this teaching position are sought with experience in one or
more of the following areas in petroleum engineering: Production Engineering & Surface Facilities,
Reservoir Simulation, Drilling, Well Completions and Stimulation, and Unconventional Reservoirs, but
all areas of expertise are welcome. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged
to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses within the engineering
science/petroleum core curriculum, as well as their specific area of expertise. In addition to teaching, our
faculty can serve on various improvement-minded committees for the department, college, and
university, as well as participate in professional development activities throughout the year.
Current research emphases in the department include characterization of unconventional
reservoirs, flow in porous media, and improved and enhanced oil recovery. The DrillSim 6000 drilling
and completions simulator significantly enhances the department's capabilities for instruction and
research in many facets of drilling engineering. Our industrial partners have generously funded recent
expansions of both our teaching and research facilities.

The department has a vibrant and ABET-accredited undergraduate program, with approximately
200 undergraduate students currently majoring in petroleum engineering. The department also offers
graduate programs for both master and doctoral degrees, with over 50 graduate students currently
enrolled. The department has ten tenure-track and tenured faculty in petroleum engineering and, as part
of the University's Engineering Initiative, plans to recruit additional faculty over the next several years.
The Engineering Initiative represents a transformational opportunity for the college to invest in its
facilities, programs and aspirations. Faculty in the department work closely with UW's School of
Energy Resources, which has received over $150 million in state funding, to build world-class facilities
for research and instruction.

Required qualifications:

• Ph.D. or M.S. degree, with industry experience, in Petroleum Engineering or a closely related
engineering field
• Demonstrated teaching ability in petroleum engineering or closely related field in an postsecondary academic position or recognized industry organization
Preferred qualifications:
• PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering
• Postdoctoral or industry experience in oil and gas-related field
• Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: production engineering & surface
facilities, reservoir simulation, well completions, or unconventional reservoirs
• Experience teaching post-secondary petroleum engineering courses

Applications must include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching
philosophy, and 4) a minimum of three professional references with current contact information.

Application materials must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file using the following link
to UW's application portal,
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 but applications will continue to be accepted
until the position is filled.

The University of Wyoming is a thriving land-grant, research university located in Laramie,
Wyoming (pop. 31,000), 130 miles northwest of Denver. Laramie is a picturesque and friendly town
offering a reasonable cost of living and easy access to outdoor activities in the Rocky Mountain region.
Additional information on the Department, the College, the School of Energy Resources, the University
and Laramie is available at:,,,, and

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a
multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and
persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would
like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email

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