Assistant Professor In Organic Geochemistry ConocoPhillips School Of Geology and Geophysics at OU


The University of Oklahoma 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 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.

The ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics is housed in the Sarkeys Energy Center. Our research facilities, which are detailed at, 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.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017. The search will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is Fall semester 2017. Applicants can apply online at 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

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 for more information.

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