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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 060300 - Chemical Engineering
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Area of Specialization:

 Petroleum Engineering

Anticipated Appointment Date:

January 1, 2019

Departmental Profile:

The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering is housed in a state-of-the art building dedicated to Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. The School currently enrolls over 500 undergraduate and graduate students with approximately 450 undergraduates in chemical engineering and 80 in petroleum engineering. Currently 14 members comprise the faculty with 3 dedicated to delivering petroleum engineering curriculum and 2 serving administratively in the Swalm School (as Director) and the Bagley College of Engineering (as Dean).

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 The following examples serve to illustrate the various types of duties assigned to this position. The absence of specific statements of duties does not preclude assignment of additional duties deemed suitable and appropriate for this position.

1. Teaching undergraduate courses in Petroleum Engineering and service courses within in the School of Chemical Engineering.
2. Serving on appropriate Petroleum Engineering committees as requested (e.g. the Undergraduate Affairs Committee and program ABET assessment activities).
3. Academic advising of undergraduate students.
4. Undergraduate Laboratory supervision.
5. Other appropriate duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. and M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering or related field or commensurate experience in the Petroleum Engineering field. Professional certification, licensure or documented record of professional practice will be utilized to evaluate commensurate experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Proven experience in teaching undergraduate petroleum engineering courses with strong student evaluations. Industry experience relevant to the petroleum engineering profession. Professional Engineering License in Petroleum Engineering.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The desired applicant will have a practical, experiential expertise in the field of petroleum engineering and in teaching petroleum engineering undergraduates.

Instructions for Applying:

Interested parties must apply via the MSU web-based employment system at The application must include a cover letter and complete curriculum vitae that includes a list of references and teaching statement. Letters of recommendation (minimum 2) may be emailed directly from the writer to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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