Assistant Professor of Geosciences - Hydrogeoscience

University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus

ID: 7254600 (Ref.No. if138783)
Posted: June 12, 2024

Job Description

The University of Oklahoma seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Hydrogeoscience to join the School of Geosciences in the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy in 2025. This position is part of a strategic shift towards collaborative, convergent research that addresses pressing societal needs. In particular, this position will further develop and strengthen burgeoning transdisciplinary collaborations across environmental science, policy, and critical zone geoscience within the School of Geosciences and across the wider university.

We seek a colleague who will engage with both the research and teaching missions of the University to build an impactful, externally funded research program in hydrogeoscience; collaborate with colleagues across campus to develop transdisciplinary critical zone-focused projects, and lead a supportive research group that includes graduate and undergraduate student researchers.  We expect that this faculty member will teach Hydrogeology and one or more additional upper division undergraduate/ graduate hydrogeoscience courses relevant to their expertise and contribute to our general education teaching efforts (e.g. Earth, Energy, and the Environment; Physical Geology, the Dynamic Earth; Earth Resources and the Environment; or a new course of their design).

The faculty member will have access to robust field and laboratory instruments within the School of Geosciences as well as several user facilities across campus, including the  Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Laboratory,  Kessler Field Site,  Stable Isotope Measurement Facility , and the Mass Spectrometry, Metabolics, and Proteomics Lab.


·      Earned PhD in Geoscience or related field before the position’s  start date.

·      Strong writing, organization, facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills

·      Potential to develop an impactful, externally funded research program in hydrogeoscience

·      Familiarity with effective teaching practices and mentoring approaches that support students from a wide range of backgrounds

·      Commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that engage students as they explore geoscience, provide the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the geoscience workforce, and encourage students to become active members of the scientific community


·      Experience leading collaborative projects and working with  interdisciplinary teams

·      Established publication record in hydrogeoscience

·      Demonstrated teaching record

·      Potential for collaborations with others within the School and use of existing university resources

Applicants are invited to submit a comprehensive cover letter (not more than 4 pages), current C.V., and contact information for three references to The cover letter may include how you will fulfill all aspects of this faculty position, including examples of the following: candidate’s approach to teaching, inclusive excellence, research, service, and graduate student mentorship. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. The search will remain open until filled.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 7th . If you have questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Megan Elwood Madden ([email protected]).