[robotics-worldwide] GE Chair at Clarkson University

Charles E. Thorpe - cthorpe cthorpe at clarkson.edu
Fri Jan 4 13:16:23 PST 2013

I am especially interested in building up the robotics expertise at Clarkson; I think this position would be an excellent fit to a Robotics person with experience in Oil and Gas applications or related fields.


Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering 

GE Chair Professorship in Oil & Gas Systems 

Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering (CSoE) at Clarkson University invites applications for the General Electric (GE) Chair Professorship in Oil & Gas Systems.  This is a full time position with an anticipated starting date of August 2013.  A strong record of scholarly accomplishment and/or relevant industrial experiences, as well as a Ph.D. in a relevant engineering discipline is required. Applications are encouraged from individuals whose research programs can contribute to broad areas of oil and gas engineering. This position offers a competitive salary, attractive fringe benefits and a generous start-up package.  In addition Clarkson University is committed to providing the resources needed to enable the Chair to establish an internationally recognized research and educational program.

The Coulter School of Engineering has four departments: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE), Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MAE).  All departments offer B.S. degrees.  Graduate degrees include M.E., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science and engineering, materials science and engineering, and engineering science.  
The successful GE Chair will be expected to develop a strong funded research program in oil and gas engineering, lead and mentor junior faculty members, and develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses and curricula in petroleum engineering related areas.  The appointment will be in one of the departments of CSoE, or a joint appointment between two departments.   For additional information please contact the office of the Dean at 315-268-7929 or ksharlow at clarkson.edu.
Clarkson University is committed to providing an educational experience in which students develop an appreciation for diversity in both working and living environments.  Candidates are encouraged to outline teaching, research, service and/or outreach activities that support this commitment.
Direct inquiries and applications, including a CV, a clear vision statement for sustained accomplishments and the names of at least three professional references to Clarkson University's Human Resources department at
 https://clarkson.peopleadmin.com/postings/1252.  Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2013 and the search will continue until the position is filled. 
Additional information about the Coulter School of Engineering and its departments can be found at http://www.clarkson.edu/engineering/.  Clarkson is among the top 50 universities with the highest percentages of tenured and tenure-track women engineering faculty in the nation (ASEE 2011 profiles of Engineering Colleges).  We are building upon this foundation to create a diverse faculty and strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates. Clarkson University is an AA/EOE.  Job Posting # Fac 2012000314.   

Chuck Thorpe
Senior Vice President and Provost
Clarkson University
Box 5505, 8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam NY 13699
315 268 4431

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