Assistant Professor in Petroleum and Geosystem Engineering
University of Texas Austin Cockrell School of Engineering
United States


The University of Texas at Austin’s #1 ranked Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) is a world leader in petroleum engineering research, education, training and outreach, dedicated to maintaining oil and gas as an affordable, sustainable and reliable source of energy into the future.  We seek outstanding applicants to fill a petroleum engineering faculty position at the rank of assistant professor.  A successful candidate is expected to mentor graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student population, develop sponsored research programs, collaborate with faculty from a wide range of backgrounds, and be involved in service to the university and the engineering profession.   The department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.


A PhD in petroleum engineering or a related discipline is required.

We are interested in candidates that specialize in areas that enable a sustainable, affordable, and secure energy supply. Examples include geothermal energy, geological carbon storage, mitigation of surface and subsurface contamination, monitoring and utilization of stranded natural gas, economic and environmental analysis of integrated energy systems, offshore energy infrastructure and geo-spatial information analysis.  

Candidates with specializations in production, drilling, reservoir engineering, data management, instrumented oil field and other areas related to petroleum and subsurface engineering are encouraged to apply.

We look for candidates who can bring new ideas and skills to our research program as well as collaborate with existing personnel.  UT PGE’s faculty and students work and study using state of the art equipment and expanding laboratory and instructional space.  Interdisciplinary work is promoted and rewarded in collaboration with the 6 other departments of the Cockrell School of Engineering as well as with the top-ranked Jackson School of Geosciences and other related organizations.  UT’s reputation, accomplishments and continued top ranking in undergraduate and graduate education by US News and World Report make it one of the most attractive centers of research investment for industry, foundations and governmental agencies.

Application Instructions

Interested persons will be asked to submit a detailed curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience, statements describing their philosophy and goals with regard to both teaching and research, a statement describing a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service, and a list of peer-reviewed publications and other technical papers.  Applicants should also provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references.

The application deadline for full consideration is December 31, 2020.  A security sensitive background check will be conducted on selected applicants.  The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


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