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Assistant or Associate Professor of Energy

The University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Fringe benefits include life, health, disability insurance, and retirement.
Closing date
Dec 17, 2022

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The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business invites candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting August 2023. Salary and teaching load are commensurate with education and experience and are competitive with AACSB-accredited institutions.

Energy has been identified as an area of strategic importance for the Collins College of Business and the University of Tulsa. The college has recently revised an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in energy and is in the process of revising undergraduate and graduate curricular offerings to reflect changes in the global energy environment. The successful applicant will play a key role in the evolution of energy business education in the college.

Fringe benefits include life, health, disability insurance, and retirement. The University of Tulsa also offers free tuition for faculty dependents. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A goal of this search is to increase the diversity of the faculty, and we, therefore, welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented, such as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and/or Asian American.


The successful applicant will teach courses specializing in energy-related topics for the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs, while also more broadly supporting the university, its students, and the local community through professional and service-related activities. In addition, the successful applicant must have an active and productive research program in energy and renewable energy.


Candidates who possess a Ph.D. degree in Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations Research, Operations Management, Economics, or a related field are invited to apply. ABDs close to completion will be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, provided they will complete their degree prior to the position start date in August 2023.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in high-quality research related to current and future energy resources and, as appropriate, pursue externally-funded research. Research topics may include but are not limited to: (1) US and global energy markets today and in the future; (2) the development and economics of renewable and sustainable energy resources; (3) the impact of regulations on current and developing energy markets; (4) efficient management of energy supply chains; (5) procurement process and claims management in the energy industry; (6) the impact of energy and energy infrastructure development on disadvantaged communities; and (7) ESG and its impact on investment in the energy space.

Preference will be given to candidates specializing in impactful applied research, who have strong industry engagement, and possess a proven ability to link theory and practice in their area(s) of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who have an established record of quality research and teaching.

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 500 undergraduate business students and 250 graduate business students, the College has four academic units and approximately 35 full-time business faculty positions. Degree offerings include a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MAcc), online Master of Energy Business (MEB), and a BS in Business Administration (BSBA).

The University of Tulsa is the oldest private educational institution in Oklahoma, with an endowment exceeding $1 billion. Total enrollment is approximately 4,400 students, distributed among five colleges: the Collins College of Business, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, Oxley College of Health Science, and College of Law. 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 freshmen in fall 2018 was 30. Additional information about TU and the Collins College of Business may be found at

Tulsa has a population of just over 953,000 across its combined metropolitan statistical area and a cost-of-living index of 89.6%, 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; a 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. Time magazine named the Tulsa Gathering Place Park one of the top 100 places to visit in the world in 2019. Tulsa International Airport is serviced by most major airlines, including American, Delta, United, and Southwest Airlines.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will take place via Teams or Zoom.

Candidates should submit an application package by the link below that contains:

(i) 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 how the candidate’s background aligns with, complements, or expands on the existing goals and objectives of the school;

(ii) copies of applicable teaching evaluations;

(iii) current resume or curriculum vitae; and

(iv) names and contact information of three references.

Questions may be addressed to:

Dr. Eric Olson, Search Chair

Energy and Sustainability Faculty Search Committee

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristics, including but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status. The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.

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