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Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology, ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track hydrogeology faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. We are seeking applications from a broad range of hydrogeology experiences, including hydrogeochemistry and hydrogeophysics. This new applied hydrology position will complement the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics’ existing strengths in petroleum, geophysical, and geochemical research while also diversifying research and career options for our students with non-petroleum interests. We seek an innovative colleague who will teach and mentor undergraduates and graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. level. We expect the successful applicant to develop a strong research and teaching program that includes a substantial field component and integrates local, regional, national, and international issues. The candidate should have an interest and ability to develop into an excellent teacher; the candidate will teach 3 courses a year, including a hydrogeology course and a graduate course in the applicant’s area of expertise. The candidate may also participate in our summer field course. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, have a demonstrated research record, and strong potential to acquire externally derived funding.

Salary, benefits, and start-up funds will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics has a large, vibrant faculty with a broad range of research activities from fundamental to applied science and strong ties to the petroleum industry. The student body currently includes 180 undergraduates and 95 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The University of Oklahoma employees many faculty with water research programs in different departments on campus as well as several active initiatives focused on water monitoring, conservation, remediation, and management (e.g., OU WaTER CenterHydrometeorology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Oklahoma Water Survey, Oklahoma Geological Survey Hydrogeology LabWater-Energy-Food Institute (WEFI),  the Neeson Lab,  and Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds ). This environment will provide the successful applicant with many opportunities for collaboration both within the College of Earth and Energy and the broader University community.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with on-campus interviews taking place in November 2017. The anticipated start date is August 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Members of the search committee will be available for in-person meetings during the 2017 GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Please contact Dr. Shannon Dulin to schedule a meeting. Applicants are encouraged to apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/44170 and submit their cover letter, vitae/resume, statements of teaching and research, and a list of four references with names, e-mail addresses, and mailing addresses. Questions or requests for information may be addressed to the Chair of the Hydrogeology Search Committee, Dr. Shannon Dulin, at 405-325-3253 or ouhydrogeologysearchchair@ou.edu.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit http://soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.