Structural Geology/Tectonics Position at University of Oklahoma

Dear all,

University of Oklahoma, in lovely Norman (, Oklahoma, USA, is advertising for an Assistant Professor in Structural Geology/Tectonics. The ad, including application instructions, can be found here:

To provide a short summary, areas of interest in the department include: “Tectonic Geomorphology, Faulted & Fractured Reservoirs and Subsurface Fluid Storage, Advanced Structural Geology, Geodynamics, and Tectonics & Climate.“ I can say from first-hand observation that there is a nice mix of students and scientists across the university interested both in energy-related and basic-research of geosciences, and keen to have field, computational, and laboratory experiences. Other research foci described in the ad include: “field-based studies, landscape evolution and tectonic geomorphology, geologic hazards, the structure and long-term stability of subsurface reservoirs, and tectonics and the carbon cycle.”

Additional information about the department resources can be found at:

Within the Mewbourne College, the Oklahoma Geological Survey works with the department in several capacities, including supporting the electron microprobe facility in coordination with Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Center, and offering mapping and research results and opportunities via collaboration with the USGS and other federal, state, and energy industry projects. Another College unit, the Mewbourne Petroleum Engineering School hosts world-class researchers and facilities as well. Along with cross-University initiatives in energy and the environment, it’s a great time to join this community!

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. More about the OU’s current student body diversity as well as its intentional mission toward diversity can be found in the advertisement, including this statistics about the OU’s makeup: “In Fall 2019, approximately 23% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation college students, 33% of all students belonged to a minority race/ethnicity group, and 6% were international.”

Please spread the word and let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them or put you in touch with someone who can.