[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Organic Geochemistry- University of Oklahoma

Elwood Madden, Megan E. melwood at ou.edu
Thu Nov 3 07:02:03 MDT 2016

The University of Oklahoma (Norman campus) 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 ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics is housed in the Sarkeys Energy Center. Our
research facilities, which are detailed at www.ou.edu/content/mcee/geology/Research.html, include
extensive laboratory capabilities in mass spectrometry of carbon compounds and bulk and
compound-specific stable isotopic analysis. As the chemistry of carbon figures prominently in
research campus-wide, this position in organic geochemistry fills a prominent role with many avenues
for collaboration with faculty within and outside of the School.
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, with 311
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 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.
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017. The search will continue until the position is filled.
The anticipated start date for the position will be the beginning of the 2017 academic year (Fall
semester 2017). Applicants can apply online by visiting https://apply.interfolio.com/38699. Applicants
will be required to submit a vita/resume, statement of plans for sponsored research, teaching
interests, and a list of five references who can be contacted, including telephone numbers, e-mail
addresses, and mailing addresses. Questions or information requests should be addressed to the
Chair of the Organic Geochemistry Search Committee, at (405) 325-3253 or
ougeochemistrysearchchair at ou.edu.
The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic
information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a
veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions,
employment, financial aid, and educational services

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