The University of Tulsa — Assistant / Associate Professor of Energy Business Operations & Management

The School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce within the Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position in energy business operations and management starting January 1, 2018. The successful applicant will teach face-to-face and online courses in the College’s undergraduate and graduate energy business programs, pursue a productive research portfolio in energy business, broadly defined, and engage in appropriate professional and service activities.

Candidates should possess a terminal degree (PhD, DBA, JD) in a discipline directly related to energy business (e.g., management, accounting, economics, finance, engineering, or geoscience) from an AACSB accredited university. Formal academic training at the undergraduate level in engineering, geoscience, business, economics, energy management, or energy commerce is highly desirable. In addition, candidates must possess direct day-to-day operational experience within an energy company. ABD’s close to completion will be considered if they have the requisite industry background, but preference will be given to candidates who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., have an established record of quality teaching and research along with industry expertise, plus command of the latest instructional technology. Individuals with one or more post-baccalaureate degrees and significant experience leading and managing energy organizations at the executive level will also be considered.

Candidates must also:

  • Possess a record of increasing professional responsibility within an energy company
  • Display broad energy industry knowledge plus an understanding of day-to-day corporate functions and operations, both physical and financial
  • Show evidence of training in, or verifiable knowledge of, the fundamental economic, engineering and scientific principles pertaining to resource discovery and energy production / distribution.
  • Demonstrate engagement with, and connections to, the global energy business community
  • Be proficient in relevant energy applications software, including Microsoft Excel
  • Have outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strictly adhere to ethical business standards
  • Possess a student-focused orientation and spirit of collegiality that is necessary for success in an academic work environment.

A professional and/or academic specialty in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:

  • Upstream – midstream – downstream oil and gas operations
  • Management and operations of electric utility companies
  • Energy markets, commercial ventures, and business transactions, either domestic or international
  • Energy finance (including acquisitions / mergers / divestitures, deal structuring, project financing, and value creation)
  • Management of technology and innovation across the energy landscape
  • Decision analysis and quantitative modeling of energy risk
  • Asset management, including physical infrastructure demand and expansion
  • Transportation, logistics, and the energy supply chain
  • Marketing and distribution of petroleum products
  • Energy data management, analytics, and the digital energy enterprise
  • Governance of energy corporations

Candidates with experience in various sectors of the energy industry will be considered, but the ideal candidate will have worked in multiple sectors, one of which must be oil and gas. One or more professional certifications by a professional energy-related organization would be an added plus (e.g., American Association of Professional Landmen, Association of Energy Engineers, Global Association of Risk Professionals).

Consistent with the expectations of an accredited, nationally-ranked College of Business, the successful applicant will be expected to pursue an active program of research and outreach in her/his area of specialization leading to publications and industry recognition, and to engage in service activities for the University, profession, and community. Excellent opportunities exist to collaborate with existing energy-focused faculty within the School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce and across the University of Tulsa, and with individuals connected to the numerous local and state energy communities and organizations.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

Candidates should submit an application package that contains (1) a letter of interest that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and practice, a brief explanation of prior and proposed research objectives, and a description of the ways in which the candidate’s background aligns with, complements, or expands on the existing goals and objectives of the School, (2) copies of applicable student / course evaluations, (3) current resume or curriculum vita, and (4) the names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be sent to:

Professor Tim Coburn, Search Chair
Energy Faculty Search Committee
School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce
201 Helmerich Hall
The University of Tulsa
800 S Tucker Dr
Tulsa, OK 74104