Texas A&M University Research Professor-Basin Modeling, Geochemistry and Petroleum Systems Analysis in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Research Professor-Basin Modeling, Geochemistry and Petroleum Systems Analysis


Texas A&M University



Proposed Minimum Salary

$13,888.89 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems (BHC) and the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invite applications from individuals for a non-tenure track, one year, renewable contract position as a Research Professor in Basin Modeling, Geochemistry & Petroleum Systems Analysis beginning April 2018. This position will be a joint appointment with teaching, research and service responsibilities in the Chevron Center of Research Excellent in Basin Modeling (CoRE) Program of the Berg-Hughes Center and Department of Geology and Geophysics.

The principal responsibility of this position is to lead the collaborative research and teaching programs in the Chevron Center ofResearch Excellence (CoRE) in the BHC and Department of Geology and Geophysics. The responsibilities include:

1) Leading in the development of a robust research program in basin modeling, geochemistry and petroleum system analysis that includes collaboration with researchers in the petroleum industry and with faculty of the Department of Petroleum Engineering;

2) Teaching integrative courses in basin modeling, geochemistry, and unconventional and conventional

petroleum systems

3) Supervising graduate students through research program of CoRE and

4) Mentoring faculty in the use of sophisticated computational and applied research approaches and techniques to solve complex geologic problems ยท

We seek candidates who have had extensive experience working in basin modeling and petroleum systems research projects in the industry, and who are subject matter experts. Applicants must have a record of success in working collaboratively with researchers in academia and the petroleum industry and be enthusiastic about teaching integrative courses and supervising graduate students in basin modeling, geochemistry and petrolemn systems analysis.

Applicants must have an earned M.S. or Ph.D. Successful applicants will be expected to teach effectively at the graduate level in basin modeling and related fields and in team-taught courses, including classes in the Petroleum Certificate curriculum and to supervise undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. research, including students who are interested in pursuing careers in the petroleum industry. Applicants are expected to build and maintain a collaborative research program with colleagues in the College of Geosciences, the Berg-Hughes Center, the Department of Geology and Geophysics, the Department of Petroleum Engineering, and other energy related groups at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University System and with geoscientists and petroleum engineers in the oil and gas industry and national and international research institutions.

Minimum selection criteria for the position are

a) Advance knowledge of Petromod and Trinity software

b) Good understanding of the principles of basin modeling and petroleum systems analysis

c) Excellent understanding of the current challenges and developments in petroleum systems of fractured unconventional reservoirs

d) Ability to carry out advanced basin modeling routines and guide the graduate students in their research

e) Ability to interact with reservoir and petroleum engineers and participate in the integrated basin modeling studies

f) Past experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams is advantageous

The Berg-Hughes Center (berg-hughes. tamu.edu) and the Department of Geology and Geophysics (geoweb.tamu.edu) are pmt of the Texas A&M University College of Geosciences, which also includes the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Oceanography; the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG); and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 172,000 people. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners.

Application Instructions: Applicants must provide of a letter of application, curriculum vita, details of technical expertise, statement of research vision, accomplishments, teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of at least three references. Please contact Dr. Mukul Bhatia, Director of the Berg-Hughes Center (mbhatia@tamu.edu) for more information. Screening of applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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