Kelcy Warren Endowed Professorship in Resource and Energy Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 27081
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) alumnus Kelcy Warren, executive chairman and chairman of the Board of Directors of Energy Transfer LP, has made a $12 million gift to help elevate UTA to the forefront of the growing resource and energy engineering (REE) field. The gift represents the largest single philanthropic investment in UTA history. This presents an exciting opportunity to join UTA at a pivotal time in the history of the College of Engineering.
Funding will fuel faculty and research excellence while supporting the growth of the new REE bachelor's degree program and providing students with life-changing opportunities for educational and career success in REE and beyond.
To ensure the success of the REE program, UTA invites nominations and applications of a world-class faculty member for the Kelcy Warren Endowed Professorship to lead the Resource and Energy Engineering Program and build related research in the College of Engineering.
Define and execute a strategic vision of the REE program.
Recruit qualified students into the REE program.
Teach, develop, and update the REE curriculum.
Perform and guide resource and energy related research.
Form and lead the Industrial Advisory Committee of REE program.
Cultivate relationships with industry partners and federal agencies.
An earned PhD in energy engineering or a related field and teaching, research, and scholarly accomplishments commensurate with the rank of full professor with tenure in the College of Engineering within any one of its seven academic departments.
A distinguished record of scholarly research, with high levels of recognition for technical contributions and leadership in the area(s) of expertise.
Strong skills and ability to define and execute a strategic vision.
A commitment to support a high-quality learning environment that is dedicated to student success.
Experience driving enrollment and recruitment efforts.
The ability to cultivate relationships with industry partners and federal funders.
Experience guiding and encouraging research activities.
Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Experience building collaborations with others across disciplines.
The ability to elevate research excellence in alignment with UTA's strategic goals.
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The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as... both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.
Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.