Career Opportunities

Part-Time Faculty Position in Petroleum Engineering (Multiple Positions)

School:             Engineering

Discipline:        Petroleum Engineering

Vacancy Date:  Spring 2024

The Petroleum Engineering Program invites applicants for part-time teaching positions in Byblos campus for the Spring 2024 semester (from January 15, 2024 to May 17, 2024). We are seeking highly qualified and motivated faculty members to teach one or more of the below courses:

PTE322 Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering [3–0, 3 cr.]

Classification of subsurface reservoirs by type and recovery mechanism; analysis and prediction of reservoir performance by use of volumetric and material balance and state flow equations, influx theory, application of principles of reservoir analysis and modeling concepts to the determination of reservoir behavior and education; reserve estimates; introduction to displacement processes. 

PTE330 Well Drilling [3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to drilling systems; equipment functions, performance, and design considerations of rotating system, hoisting system, and circulation system; drilling fluids calculations and selections; directional drilling; hydraulic programs; drilling optimization; casing string design; cementing techniques; well planning and control; drilling hydraulics; formulation evaluation and well completion; well deliverability; artificial lift; and drilling problems.

PTE460 Natural Gas Engineering [3–0, 3 cr.]

Analysis of four-point gas deliverability tests and gas well pressure transient tests, methods for determining wet gas and condensate reserves in volumetric and water drive reservoirs, gas inflow performance equations and methods of forecasting future production rates, essential surface facilities and methods for handling sour gas and hydrates. 

Qualifications: The applicant must have obtained a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering or a related field by the time of appointment.

Applicants must have good oral and written English communication skills. Priority will be given to applicants with prior teaching experience or relevant work experience.

Interested candidates should apply electronically by sending an email to the Petroleum Engineering Program Coordinator Dr. Jean Chatila at with the subject “Part-Time Spring 2024 Application” and including the following attachments:


1.     Cover Letter (including the list of courses the applicant can teach).

2.     Detailed curriculum vitae.


Applications should be received no later than December 10, 2023 for full consideration.

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