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Professor: Bruce D. Benson Endowed Chair

Requisition Number:

19641

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

Bruce D. Benson Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology,

University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for the Bruce D. Benson Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology. We seek an outstanding scientist who has a demonstrable record for excellence in teaching and a strong scholarly record in the broad field of petroleum geosciences. Candidates with an ability to integrate multiple specialties to solve difficult technical questions are desired. The focus of teaching and research can be in any aspect of petroleum geology, such as reservoir characterization, structure and geomechanics, reflection seismology, petroleum geochemistry, or petroleum systems modeling. 

The successful candidate is expected to bridge to wider faculty interests, build collaborations with existing faculty, and complement our strengths in petroleum geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geophysics, paleontology, structure and tectonics, geochemistry, geohydrology, paleoclimatology, geomorphology, and geobiology. The successful candidate will need to: develop an externally funded, innovative and impactful research program (preferably with industry participation); supervise independent student research at both graduate and undergraduate levels; contribute to departmental teaching at all levels; and provide applied training and guidance for students interested in a career in the energy sector.

This academic-year, open rank, tenure-track position has a start date as early as January 1, 2020. A PhD in Geological Sciences or a related field is required, and we especially encourage applications from candidates with prior industry, research, and/or faculty experience. 
 

Who We Are

The Department of Geological Sciences is affiliated with several research centers and institutes (EMARC, INSTAAR, CSDMS, CIRES, LASP) and offers a diverse set of resources for teaching and research. Visit http://www.colorado.edu/geologicalsciences to learn more about the Department, these affiliations, and resources.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Develop an externally funded, innovative and impactful research program (preferably with industry participation); 
  • Supervise independent student research at both graduate and undergraduate levels; 
  • Contribute to departmental teaching at all levels; 
  • Provide applied training and guidance for students interested in a career in the energy sector.


What You Should Know

This academic-year, open rank, tenure-track position has a start date as early as January 1, 2020.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • PhD in Geological Sciences or a related field.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrable record for excellence in teaching and a strong scholarly record in the broad field of petroleum geosciences.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Candidates with an ability to integrate multiple specialties to solve difficult technical questions are desired. The focus of teaching and research can be in any aspect of petroleum geology, such as reservoir characterization, structure and geomechanics, reflection seismology, petroleum geochemistry, or petroleum systems modeling.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy: Teaching statements should address goals and approaches to instruction.
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy: Research statements should include a description of what the applicant considers to be the important problems in their field, and how their research contributes to these questions. 
  5. Research Papers: Reprints of three papers.
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.           

Review of applications will begin on July 20, 2019 and full consideration will be given to applications received by September 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Paul Weimer

Posting Contact Email: Paul.Weimer@colorado.edu

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