Job Opening

Assistant/Associate Tenure Track Professor

Colorado School of Mines

Posted: 05/03/2018

Open Until: 06/29/2018

Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Open Until: 2018-06-29

The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor Position in the specialty area of petroleum geophysics. We anticipate filling this position for the spring semester of 2019 or earlier. The successful candidate will work as part of the Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), and work collaboratively with other research groups in the department. RCP is a 30-year-old, well-established industry consortium sponsored by oil and gas operators and service companies, and is dedicated to the study of integrated reservoir characterization. 

The new faculty will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that includes (a) building strong collaborative relationships with industry, academic, research, and/or government institutions; (b) generating research funding; (c) supervising graduate students; and (d) maintaining a strong record of scholarly publishing. The successful candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate actively in the international geophysics community. 

We are seeking to enhance our capabilities in several areas of research related to petroleum geophysics. One research focus is advances in land reflection seismic (surface and borehole), including new acquisition, processing, and imaging methods. Another area is quantitative understanding of fiber optic sensing from wells in unconventional resources during hydraulic fracturing and later production. A third area of research is machine learning and data analytics applied to reflection seismic and borehole data to invert for reservoir properties. 

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