Hunter Enis Chair in Petroleum Geology Opening

Applications are being accepted for the new Hunter Enis Chair in Petroleum Geology.

Position Description: The TCU School of Geology, Energy, and the Environment (SGEE) invites applications for the new Hunter Enis Chair in Petroleum Geology. The position is for a Professor of Professional Practice (PPP) with a goal of preparing students for careers in the petroleum industry. The position begins no later than the Fall 2015 semester. The new Hunter Enis Chair will be responsible for teaching petroleum geology related courses, developing an externally funded research program and supervising undergraduate and graduate student research. A working knowledge of industry-standard software used in subsurface mapping and geophysical well log analysis is also required. Applicants should have mid-career petroleum industry experience in petroleum exploration and production, or the equivalent in teaching petroleum geology in academic institutes. This position would be closely associated with the Energy Institute and will be expected to utilize the TCU Core Facility to maintain relationships and honor the requirements of the core donors. The normal teaching load is one upper-level course per semester comprised of new classes generated by the successful applicant in addition to coordinating adjunct faculty from industry to teach other courses. TCU operates on a teacher-scholar model. Faculty are expected to excel in the classroom, seek external funding, and maintain a vigorous student-involved research program. There will be an ongoing emphasis on communication with students, alumni, community, and donors.Applications: The PPP position will be filled at the senior level. A Ph.D. is not required Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful applicant. TCU is an EEO/AA employer and encourages a diversity of applicants. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All application materials and supporting documents (letter of application, statement of teaching and research interests, current vita, and 3 letters of recommendation) must be submitted online at The letters of recommendation should be sent to j.curry@tcu.eduAbout TCU Energy Institute

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