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Assistant Professor of Geosciences - Hydrogeoscience

University of Oklahoma
Job Location:
Geology, Earth Sciences, and Oceanography
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Geosciences - Hydrogeoscience

Location: University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus

Department: School of Geosciences

Position Type: Faculty



- 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

Application Instructions:

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 (


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.

EEO Statement:

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, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma, fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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