This position serves at the pleasure of the Dean of the College of Engineering. The Chair is responsible for supporting and advancing the Department’s teaching, research, and outreach activities as well as managing Departmental needs, resources, budgets, and personnel. The Chair is expected to work with the faculty and the administration on sustaining a contemporary strategic vision for the Department and augmenting its growth and productivity. In addition, the Chair is expected to exhibit a commitment to diversity and take a leadership role in the development efforts tied to external funding and interactions with alumni, industry, and friends of the department. This includes a strong engagement with other Louisiana educational institutions and industry partners under the recently announced NSF ENGINES award, The Louisiana Energy Transition Engine - Future Use of Energy in Louisiana (FUEL, https://fuelouisiana.org/), in which the Department has a pivotal role. The Chair is expected to collaborate with the Industrial Advisory Council of the Department. The Chair is also expected to maintain oversight of the PERTT Lab and work with a PERTT faculty committee to advance the strategic goals of the facility and the Department. The Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Engineering and is the primary liaison between the Department and the College.
75% Administer and lead the Department in support of fulfilling its educational and research missions.
13% Research resulting in scholarship published in archival journals and research grant/contract solicitation to support it, along with associated service.
12% Teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and associated service.
Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering or related field with experience commensurate to warrant full, tenured professor rank.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work with faculty and administration on sustaining a contemporary vision for the Department and augmenting its growth and productivity, significant industrial and/or academic experience with national and international recognition in their area of expertise, and the capability to teach in pretroleum engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Previous leadership and administrative experience will be highly valued.
Applicants should submit a cover leter, curriculum vitae, personal statements for research, teaching, and service from the point of view of a faculty member, and a three-page statement summarizing their personal vision and goals related to education and research for a leading and contemporary Petroleum Engineering Department, as well as their academic leadership philosophy to achieve said goals. Applicants should provide at least four references (including email addresses). The search will continue until the position is filled, with applications received by March 15, 2024 guaranteed full consideration. The appointment is expected to begin in Fall 2024.