The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applications for a Research Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering. The research faculty member will contribute significantly to the research enterprise of the College of Engineering by:
• participating in a range of research projects/programs;
• leading the development of new programs and securing external funding for ongoing research;
• and, supervising/mentoring students engaged in these programs.
Instructional duties will include developing and teaching data science courses at the undergraduate/graduate level, in accordance with the schedule of classes and following the approved course descriptions and curricular guidelines established by the Faculty and approved by the Dean and the Provost; institutional service in the form of committee assignments and participation in activities designed to advance the mission and quality of the Department and College; and research duties that include active participation in a range of dynamic research programs and assisting other faculty members with their research needs, to include sharing technical expertise in the scholar’s area(s) of research and developing shared database and project management tools. The research faculty member supervises/mentors undergraduate research assistants.
Non-teaching assignments will include instructional development; academic advising; participation in departmental and University-wide activities; serving on committees and task forces; and other appropriate responsibilities as described in the Faculty Handbook of Operating Procedures and Texas Regents Rules.
• Support the development and management of the UT Permian Basin Water Institute
• Data gathering and database development; gathering relevant data and building a database for the Institute
• Development of analytical models that will incorporate gathered data into integrated descriptive and predictive tools
• Quantifying and predicting the volumes and composition of produced fluids in the Permian Basin region using data science; machine learning, data mining, and data analytic methods. These methods will handle dataset variations and scale from low-integrity databases, and apply data analytics for statistical analysis, estimating future drilling activity, fluids production, and the optimization of water recycling facility locations and size
• Build a predictive and data visualization platform using multi-variable regression models, non-linear additive models, deep learning models, spatiotemporal analysis; and development of data management plan and support including analysis and interpretation of outputs
• Publish research findings
• Development (brainstorming to proposal) of new research areas
• Seek externally funded research and serving as principal investigator
• Supervise undergraduate and graduate research assistants Teaching
• Develop and teach a multidisciplinary course(s) in data science (machine learning)
• Teach and coordinate the research/internship course, ENGR 4192
Questions about this search may be directed to Dr. George Nnanna, Dean of Engineering, at [email protected]
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered.
Please include all required documents with your submission.
*Unofficial transcripts of college work are acceptable for purposes of the application. Official transcripts are required upon hire and before a letter of appointment may be issued.
The University offers an excellent compensation package which includes a broad range of employee benefits including free health insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement program. We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
UT Permian Basin participates in e-Verify.
• A Ph.D. degree in the field of Computer Science and/or Engineering
• Demonstrated teaching ability, scholarly promise, interest in the professional and personal growth of students, and a genuine spirit of study necessary to maintain currency in one’s academic field
• Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check
Internal Number: F073P
About The University of Texas Permian Basin
The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas Permian Basin is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 5,500 students and approximately 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University has an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy and is recognized for its affordability, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from – as well as the flexibility of fully on-line undergraduate and graduate degree programs – the University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school within one year of graduation. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System.
As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, lear...ning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing technology and the public interests of West Texas. The University aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2747. Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.
UTPB participates in E-Verify.