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Colorado school of mines petroleum engineering department

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Welcome to the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines. Our mission is to educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum industry at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform research that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum technology, and to serve the industry and public good through professional societies and public service.

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Faculty Positions Opportunity

The department’s current growth, combined with plans for future enhancement in all facets of the program, including the recently constructed building, Marquez Hall, requires an expanded staff.

Open faculty positions:

  • Department Head and “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Distinguished Department Head Chair [Learn more]
  • Two, tenure-track, assistant/associate professor positions in drilling, completions, and/or production [Learn more]
  • One, tenure-track, assistant/associate professor positions in reservoir engineering [Learn more]
  • Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor [Learn more]

Department Statistics


New Research
Contracts $5,862,839

  • PhD 5
  • MS/ME 36
  • BS 131
  • Placement as of May (%) 94


  • PhD 46
  • MS/ME 52
  • Seniors 190
  • Juniors 230
* Sophomore/Freshmen - do not declare until Spring Semester

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