Chevron Industrial Research Chair in Petroleum
The Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University seeks candidates for an Industrial Research Chair in Petroleum Reservoir Characterization. The selected candidate will contribute, through geological and/or geophysical studies, to the use of petrophysical, seismic and geological data to characterize reservoir properties and potential. Potential focus areas include the determination of reservoir architecture, establishing geological flow units, using seismic data in the construction of reservoir models and identifying petroleum reserve growth potential. The offshore oil and gas fields of Newfoundland and Labrador provide a natural laboratory for these studies and provide an opportunity to develop new science.
The Chair is funded by Chevron Canada Limited for a period of five years, with matching funds contributed by the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador. The successful candidate will seek additional funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Chair program. The position will be filled at the Associate or Senior Industrial Research Chair level, depending on the experience and background of the selected candidate. Appointment will be made at an appropriate rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. It is anticipated that the appointee will work closely with the holder of the Chevron Chair in Petroleum Engineering. The position will continue as a tenured or tenure-track appointment when the industrial funding expires.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and should preferably have post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a vigorous research program, sustain a strong record of peer-reviewed publication and external funding, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute energetically to the teaching mission of the department, including courses in petroleum geology.
Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's (http://www.stjohns.ca/index.jsp), a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For further information about Memorial, please view the website at www.mun.ca.
Applicants should send a curriculum vita, the names of three referees and a one-page statement of teaching and research interests. Copies of three relevant technical publications may also be included. Forward to:
Dr. Roger Mason, Interim Head of Department
Department of Earth Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1B 3X5
Fax. (709) 864-4851
The deadline for applications is 1 June 2012. The successful candidate would be expected to start in the new role during Fall 2012 or earliest thereafter. This position is subject to budgetary approval.
Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Partners of candidates for positions are invited to include their resume for possible matching with other job opportunities and candidates eligible for NSERC University Faculty Awards are encouraged to apply.