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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Structural Geology/Tectonics & Organic Geochemistry
Structural Geology/Tectonics - The University of Oklahoma invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Structural Geology/Tectonics. Exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. We seek a dynamic colleague who will teach and supervise students at all levels, while conducting an independent, externally funded research program in his/her field of expertise. The holder of this position is expected to (1) conduct research in structural analysis using any combination of theoretical, experimental, field and geophysical approaches; and (2) educate students in the area of structural concepts and techniques. The area of research experience and expertise is open. We expect the candidate to teach undergraduate Structural Geology and graduate courses in Advanced Structural Geology, and participate in the Introductory Field Geology course and Field camp.
Organic Geochemistry - The University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic geochemistry at the level of Assistant Professor. The ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics has a distinguished history in organic geochemistry. We seek an individual who will complement our existing strengths in the geochemical study of organic matter, and who will help us move forward into new and exciting areas of research. The successful candidate must show potential to be an effective teacher who will contribute to our core undergraduate curriculum as well as offer advanced classes in the discipline. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. at the time of application, develop an externally funded research program, and sponsor and train graduate students at the Masters and Doctoral levels.
Professors Matt Pranter (CPSGG) and Zulfiquar Reza (MPGE) led a field trip for the Integrated Reservoir Modeling and Simulation course to the Piceance Basin of northwestern Colorado to analyze world-class fluvial and shallow-marine outcrop analogs for comparison to subsurface reservoirs. Geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering graduate students in the course will model and analyze subsurface reservoirs of the same formations in the Piceance Basin.
Halliburton Awards Pick & Hammer with $20k Grant
Halliburton awarded a $20k grant to Pick & Hammer Club to assist in their outreach efforts and to bring interactive learning of geosciences to students of all ages. Pick & Hammer provide teachers with Mineral Kits and educational tools to spark an interest in earth sciences both in and out of the classroom. Cupcake coring is one way our students illustrate the process of collecting samples in the field. To contact a member from Pick & Hammer, please visit their website: Pick & Hammer.