PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: Full Professor- Petroleum EngineeringPosted: September 9, 2014
Company/Institution: Nazarbayev University
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Department: School of Engineering

Description: Nazarbayev University is a newly established institution of higher education in Astana, Kazakhstan, It opened its doors in 2011, as a Western style, English- speaking university with a predominant foreign academic staff. It provides undergraduate programs in Science and Technology, Social Sciences & Humanities and Engineering. The School of Engineering features a 4-year BEng curriculum, with majors in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical & Electronic and Chemical Engineering. University College London is the partner university of the School. The School is investing heavily in its teaching and learning infrastructure, has started preparations to set up graduate programs, and is breaking ground to build a new research facility and extend the teaching facilities. The academic staff is rapidly increasing in size. The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time full Professor position in the area of Petroleum Engineering. The emphasis in the present position lies in novel exploration and production technologies, well engineering and management, and 3-D reservoir modelling. In general modelling and simulation will be expected to form a substantial part of the expertise of the incoming professor. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with an excellent research potential, but who is also experienced and motivated to teach in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the School. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree from a reputed university in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering or a closely related field, with a proven background in teaching, research and service. At least 5-10 years of full time research and teaching experience. Proven track record in scholarly publications and funded research. Experience in supervision of PhD students and research assistants. The successful applicant will participate in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Chemical Engineering and will be required to participate in the services to the School. An attractive salary and reward package, including rent-free accommo-dation, child education and personal shipment allowance, vacation allowance and no-cost international health insurance is offered.

Application Instructions: Applicants should send a cover letter, CV (max 10 pages), the names and contact details of three referees, and supporting materials to Professor Alfred Bliek, Dean of the Nazarbayev University School of Engineering at For additional information about the School and the position job description, please visit our website ( Review of applications will begin immediately. Closing date: September 30th, 2014, Appointments will take effect as of January 1, 2015.