Term Research Asst Professor

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Classification:Research Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 10
Work type:Faculty Part-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF College of Engineering & Mines
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Institute of Northern Engineering is seeking a talented researcher to work on a CO2 enhanced oil recovery project. The project is a multi-year research project with the possibility of extension. This position is a 9-month assignment.


100The position is responsible for day-to-day supervision of the CO2 enhanced oil recovery project's progress, coordination of activities of team members, and preparing technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations. The position serves as Co-PI of the CO2 project and is also expected to serve as a Co-Advisor on graduate students thesis committees and hold regular meetings with the students. The CO-PI must have knowledge of geomechanics, over-pressure, and pore pressure.Essential


Knowledge of the petroleum industry. Knowledge of geomechanics, over-pressure and pore pressure prediction. Knowledge and expertise in economic evaluation and cost estimation. Knowledge and history of research on the Alaskan oil and gas fields.

Strong interpersonal, communication and science coordination skills.


Ph.D. and 5+ years of academic and research experience in higher education or equivalent experience in petroleum industry. Experience with project management. Demonstrated ability to work productively as a member of a small research team.. Ability to work independently using initiative and manage competing priorities.


Ph.D. in petroleum engineering or closely related field. 5+ years of experience in higher education or equivalent experience in the petroleum industry.

This is a part-time, 9-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on July 29, 2020.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 7/28/2020.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position: This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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