Tenure-line Position in Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University

The Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty appointment.

The position is at the assistant professor level. It is desired that the selected candidate be able to start no later than Autumn 2015. For more information about the Energy Resources Engineering Department, see the Stanford ERE web page at pangea.stanford.edu/ERE/.


The Department of Energy Resources Engineering focuses on a wide range of activities related to the recovery of the Earth’s energy resources (e.g., hydrocarbons, geothermal, and other renewables). The Department also has active research programs on carbon sequestration and clean energy conversions. ERE offers degrees in both energy resources engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) and petroleum engineering (M.S., Ph.D.).


We seek scholars with a Ph.D. who possess novel and innovative research interests in energy resources associated with tight formations such as shale and hot dry geothermal systems. A successful candidate might seek to delineate phenomenologically, conceptually, and/or mathematically the flow physics of water, gas, or oil through the complicated pore and fracture spaces of tight media. Similarly, a successful candidate might design and/or characterize the fractures through which these fluids flow. We envision intellectual engagement in one or more of the following areas

  • advanced imaging techniques to understand the topology and interconnectedness of pore and fracture spaces,
  • computational modeling approaches to understand fluid permeability of impermeable materials such as shale and the differences in permeability experienced by hydrocarbon or water species,
  • phase behavior and transport property measurements and prediction for water, gas, and oil confined by tight pore space,
  • high temperature tools and sensors used in concert with geothermal or hydrocarbon reservoir engineering,
  • novel fluids for fracturing and geothermal heat transfer, and
  • geomechanical engineering and modeling to access and move fluids through shale and/or enhanced geothermal systems.


We will begin reviewing applications on December 2, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, please submit the following application materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, the names of three references including e-mail addresses, and copies of up to five selected papers published in refereed journals over the past three years. Please apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?job-1640 in electronic format (pdf only).


Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.