Started: 2017-09-12 21:13:20
Last activity: 2017-09-12 21:13:20
Virginia Gandy-Guedes
2017-09-12 21:13:20
Institution: University of Oklahoma School of Geology and Geophysics
Open Until: 2018-02-28


The ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Exploration Geophysics at the rank of Assistant to Full Professor. Exceptional candidates at the Full Professor level will also be considered for the Frank and Henrietta Schultz Endowed Chair. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in related fields, have a strong research record, and an interest in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring graduate students. Relevant industry experience is an advantage. Areas of interest can include but are not limited to acquisition, processing, imaging, and interpretation of seismic data with an emphasis in conventional and unconventional petroleum exploration. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and build collaborations within and outside the School. Salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with experience.

The ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics, part of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, has a large, vibrant faculty with a broad range of research activities. The School and College maintains strong ties with the petroleum industry. The world’s first School of Petroleum Geology was established here a century ago; furthermore, members of our School contributed to the first application of reflection seismology in petroleum exploration. Our research facilities are detailed at and include computer labs with PC and Linux platforms networked to a dedicated cluster within the OU supercomputer center. The School maintains a comprehensive pool of geophysical equipment including wired and wireless seismic acquisition systems, active seismic sources, GPR, ERT, magnetics, and gravimetrics, as well as extensive rock physics characterization laboratories.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is Fall semester 2018. Applicants can apply online at Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, complete vita/resume, statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of five references who can be contacted, including phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and mailing addresses. Questions, information requests, and nominations should be addressed to Dr. John Pigott, Chair Exploration Geophysics Search Committee, University of Oklahoma, Sarkeys Energy Center, 100 E. Boyd Street, Room 710, Norman, OK 73019 or ougeophysicssearchchair<at>

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. 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.

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