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The ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics is currently accepting applications for a tenure track position in geophysics at the Assistant of Associate Professor Level. Departmental interests range from the deep lithosphere, through hydrocarbon exploration, to near surface geophysics. We search for a dynamic candidate to supervise students at all levels, and to conduct independent, externally funded research program in his/her field of expertise. Review of applications will begin December 2013 and on-campus interviews will start early 2014. For more information, please click the link below. 

The University of Oklahoma invites applications for a teaching intensive Assistant Professor of Practice. This is a non-tenure track ranked renewable term position. We search for a dynamic candidate who will teach field courses as well as introductory level courses.  The candidate will be expected to teach and eventually become director of our Bartell Field Camp (opened in 2011) outside of Canon City, Colorado. For more information, please click the link below. 

School News and Events:

• The Institute of Reservoir Characterization recently dedicated two rooms in Sarkeys Energy Center. The first is the Noble Energy Company Reservoir Characterization Center Laboratory, and the other is the Robert L. and Norma E. Stephenson Geologic Reservoir Characterization Core Facility. 

• Dr. Megan Elwood Madden was awarded the Stubbeman-Drace Presidential Professor of Geology and Geophysics. This professorship is given to oustanding faculty on the basis of teaching, willingness to mentor, and dedication to reserach, creative activity and service.

• OU's Barrell Team won the regional (Mid-continent section) competition. Students included William Bailey, Luis Castillo Morales, Alfredo Fernandez, Colleen Klockow and Daniel Sigward, and advised by Dr. John Pigott. They won second place at the annual annual convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. OU is now the only school with first, second and third place wins in the competition's history.

• A team composed of Ze'ev Reches, Jefferson Chang (Ph.D. candidate) and David Lockner (USGS) published an article in Science. The article, Chang, J.C., Lockner, D.A., and Reches, Z., 2012, Science, v. 338 no. 6103, Rapid acceleration leads to rapid weakening in earthquake-like laboratory experiments, presents findings from a series of experimental simulations of large earthquakes conducted on a dedicated rotary apparatus stationed in the Sarkeys Energy Center basement.

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ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics
100 East Boyd Street, Suite 710
Norman,  OK  73019

(405) 325-3253 voice
(405) 325-3140 fax