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The School of Geosciences is Hiring!
Assistant Professor in Applied Structural Geology/Tectonics
The School of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Structural Geology / Tectonics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will contribute to and expand upon existing interdisciplinary strengths in the department via the study of the 3D architecture and evolution of Earth's surface/crust, associated deformation and deformation processes, and applications to practical questions. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a related field at the time of appointment and exhibit strong research potential. Further, the candidate must have an interest in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring graduate students. Example courses include, but are not limited to Applied Structural Geology, Tectonic Geomorphology, Faulted & Fractured Reservoirs, and Tectonics & Climate. The candidate is expected to establish an innovative, independent, and externally funded research program, build collaborations within and outside the School, and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. Salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with experience.
We are looking for a broad-minded colleague whose skills and interests will complement and build upon existing areas of research within the department. The research area is open, but can include topics such as; landscape evolution and geologic hazards, the structure and long-term stability of subsurface reservoirs, and tectonics & the carbon cycle. The School of Geosciences, part of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, has a large, vibrant faculty with a broad range of research activities in energy geosciences, paleoclimate and environmental geology, seismicity and earth structure, among others. Current emphases include induced seismicity, groundwater flow, and subsurface reservoir characterization and monitoring. The position supports college initiatives and research priorities in energy geosciences, seismicity, and water. The position also integrates into university-wide major research initiatives in energy, resiliency, and computer/data science.
Assistant Professor in Environmental Geophysics
The School of Geosciences in the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Geophysics at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in August 2021. This position is part of three new positions to be filled at the School of Geosciences, which are part of a university-wide strategic shift towards collaborative, convergent research that addresses pressing societal needs. We seek colleagues who will establish innovative, independent, and externally funded research programs; build collaborations within and outside the School; teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds; and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals.
Assistant Professor in Critical Zone Geoscience
The University of Oklahoma seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in critical zone (CZ) geoscience to join the School of Geosciences in the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. This position is part of a strategic shift towards collaborative, convergent research that addresses pressing societal needs. In particular, this position will help OU develop and strengthen burgeoning transdisciplinary collaborations across environmental science, policy, and justice by integrating knowledge and expertise from OU’s research strengths in geoscience, meteorology, geography, anthropology, environmental science and engineering, public policy, economics, and community planning focused around key issues that affect how humans live and work sustainably within our ecosystem. Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to, geomorphology, soil science, groundwater/surface water interactions, geobiology, geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, carbon and/or nutrient cycling in soils and the hydrosphere, computational modeling of CZ processes, responses of the CZ to climate change (past, present, or future), and/or isotope geochemistry applied to critical zone processes.
We seek a colleague who will engage with both the research and teaching missions of the University and work with faculty, staff, and students to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues within the geosciences. We expect that this faculty member will teach a general education geoscience course (e.g. Earth, Energy, and the Environment; Physical Geology, History of Earth and Life, the Dynamic Earth; Earth Resources and the Environment; or a new course of their design), as well as develop and teach upper level undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise and/or contribute to teach one or more of our required major courses (e.g. Earth History, Principles of Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Invertebrate Paleontology, GeoWriting, Introduction to Field Geology, Field Camp, etc.).
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the School of Geosciences
Recent events, coupled with the long history of anti-black racism in the U.S., motivate the School of Geosciences to redouble our efforts to address issues of systemic racism. Our faculty and staff are committed to ongoing education and dialogue focused on removing historical barriers for underrepresented communities.
As our Director, Dr. Lynn Soreghan, reiterated this week, she and others in the School of Geosciences are committed to “listening to those who have endured systemic racism and all manner of discrimination, to leading our department in reading and learning about the issues, to working with our students, staff, and faculty to cultivate an inclusive and encouraging environment, and to creating a diverse geoscience program poised to lead us into a better future on planet Earth.”
The School is dedicated to offering the equitable educational experience that all students deserve. In addition, the Mewbourne College has a dedicated website highlighting initiatives focused on furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College. For more resources please visit: MCEE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.