Thread: Endowed Chair of Unconventional Energy

Started: 2016-09-13 15:10:59
Last activity: 2016-09-13 15:10:59
Kathy Kincade
2016-09-13 15:10:59
Institution: Purdue University
Open Until: 2016-12-02

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University invite applications for the Steven and Karen Brand Chair in unconventional energy resources. Candidates with a core expertise in unconventional energy with a strong and consistent track record of applying this expertise to unconventional petroleum resources will be considered. Candidates with expertise including, but not limited to, unconventional exploration and production, tight reservoir characterization, geophysics and seismic data analysis, subsurface integration, hydraulic fracture mechanics, pore/fluid interactions, water and environmental issues, and enhanced oil and gas recovery are encouraged to apply. Excellence in and/or commitment to multi-disciplinary research and teaching is a requirement. It is expected that the candidate hired would significantly enhance Purdue’s visibility and impact in this key area; increase opportunities for industry collaboration and grant funding; and inspire and train the next generation of leaders in the field.
This is an open-rank search; senior or mid-career scientists with academic, national laboratory, and industry background are all encouraged to apply. Applicant must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field; salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, and the College of Science at Purdue embrace diversity and seek candidates who will have experience working with diverse groups.
The department, in collaboration with other departments, has expertise in solid earth geophysics and crustal seismology, fracture mechanics, fluid flow in porous media, hydrogeology, clay mineralogy and surface chemistry, and basin analysis. The department has a long tradition of training students for careers in the petroleum industry and is part of a new multidisciplinary initiative at Purdue University aimed at addressing the energy needs of the country and is affiliated with the newly established Enhanced Oil Recovery Laboratory located in Discovery Park. Faculty members have a long history of working closely with and providing leadership to various Purdue University Discovery Park Centers ( The successful applicant will conduct research, will advise graduate students, will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and will perform service. The successful applicant will be expected to work across these existing areas of Purdue expertise and build on them with a focus on unconventional resources. Applicants should have a vision for the design and execution of a cross-functional program that achieves the intended mission as described above.
Interested applicants should visit; submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a vision statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for at least 3 references. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Questions related to this position should be sent to Ken Ridgway, Chair of the Search Committee, email ridge<at> Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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