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Description The University of Oklahoma, Mewbourne School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering (MPGE) invites applications for an assistant professor tenure track faculty position to begin January 2022.With the current energy transition globally, the school is uniquely positioned to serve the demand for education in emerging energy fields such as geothermal energy, hydrogen energy, renewable energy, energy storage and CO2 capture and sequestration.  

Qualifications The faculty position will promote low carbon and emission oil and natural gas operations including green and blue hydrogen operations and carbon capture. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising and mentoring students, conducting an active collaborative, and transdisciplinary research program, participating in shared governance in both university and professional service activities, contributing to the equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts within the department, the university, and the profession, and aligning goals and contributions with the University of Oklahoma Lead On Strategic Plan.  

The successful applicant must have earned a doctorate in geological, petroleum, mechanical, chemical, engineering or a related field, demonstrated ability to carry out vigorous programs of research, experience or potential to be an effective educator, demonstrated ability to take on leadership and service roles, and demonstrated cultural competence and engagement in equity, inclusion, and diversity work.  

About MPGE and OU MPGE is one of the leading petroleum and geological engineering schools in the U.S. Current research activities include reservoir characterization and management, petrophysics, organic rich shale, geothermal energy production, geomechanics, acid fracturing, data assimilation, uncertainty estimation, drilling fluids, formation damage, well construction technologies and completions. The school has state of the art teaching, research lab facilities and research centers.  

MPGE offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering and geological engineering, and MS in natural gas engineering and management. There are currently, sixteen full-time faculty, two part-time and five adjunct faculty, with a student enrollment of 190 undergraduate and 120 graduate students. The school maintains an excellent relationship with the industry and has very strong support from its alumni.  

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In Fall 2019, approximately 23% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation students, 33% of all students belonged to a minority race/ethnicity and 6% were international. 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 committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  

Application Requirements Qualified applicants are requested to submit the following: a) 1-2 page cover letter, b) current resume with three professional references, c) sample publications d) a statement on your strategy for contributing towards the educational mission of the department and the university; e) a statement on your research agenda and strategy for building a research program, mentoring graduate students, and securing external funding; f) a statement on your training, experience, and vision on equity, inclusion, and diversity, and your understanding of your individual role and responsibility in this regard. Initial screening begins April 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. For additional questions, contact Sonya Grant at sdgrant@ou.edu. Apply through this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/82766    

Location: Norman, OK
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Start Date: January 2022
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Name: Sonya Grant
Email: sdgrant@ou.edu

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