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Assistant/Associate Professor of Energy Business Operations & Management – Collins College of Business


Assistant/Associate Professor of Energy Business Operations & Management, School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce

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Collins College of Business


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Position Summary

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.

The College, University, and Local Community
The Collins College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, which maintains the highest standards for business schools in the world, and has been named one of the top undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek and Princeton Review. Home to approximately 750 undergraduate business students and 250 graduate business students, the College has four academic units and approximately 45 business faculty positions. Degree offerings include the BS in Business Administration (BSBA), with specializations in a number of business disciplines including energy management, BS in International Business & Language (BSIBL), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MAcc), Master of Science in Global Energy (MSGE), online Master of Energy Business (MEB), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA).

An R2 doctoral-granting university, the University of Tulsa is the oldest private educational institution in Oklahoma, with an endowment of approximately $1 billion. Total enrollment is approximately 4,600 students, distributed among five colleges: Collins College of Business, College of engineering & Natural Sciences, Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, Oxley College of Health Science and the College of Law. U.S. News & World Report ranks The University of Tulsa 83rd among national doctoral universities out of nearly 1,400 colleges and universities. Seventy-four percent of TU’s freshman class graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and the mean ACT score of incoming freshman in fall 2016 was 30. Additional information about TU and the Collins College of Business may be found at

Tulsa has a population of just over 930,000 across its combined metropolitan statistical area and a cost-of-living index of 85%, making it one of the most affordable and livable cities in the United States. Located in the rolling Osage Hills of northeastern Oklahoma, the City has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with numerous cultural opportunities including two major art museums, professional resident opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies, and exceptional medical, recreational, and business facilities. In addition, the City boasts a strong emphasis on quality of life. Tulsa International Airport is serviced by most major airlines, including American, Delta, United, and Southwest Airlines.

Both the University of Tulsa and the business community of Tulsa have an historic energy focus due to their close and continued association with the US and international oil and gas industry. Tulsa is home to numerous organizations and companies focused on oil and gas exploration, production, processing, and transportation, many of which have strong partnerships with TU.

Application Information

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






The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.