New Positions


The Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University seeks two tenure track assistant professors: one in sedimentary geochemistry and another in hydrogeology/geofluids.  These positions will be effective August 2014 contingent on funding.  The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment.

For the sedimentary geochemistry position, we are seeking candidates with strengths in one or more of the following areas: organic geochemistry, low temperature metals geochemistry, biomarkers as applied to petroleum systems, environmental systems, and paleo/climate change.

For the hydrogeology/geofluids position, we are seeking candidates with strengths in one or more of the following: simulation of subsurface flow and solute transport, variable-density or multiphase fluid modeling, reactive transport modeling in porous/fractured media, and hydrogeophysics as applied to sedimentary basins, biogeophysics, petroleum, hydrodynamic systems, and environmental change.

The successful candidates will complement School strengths in stable isotope geochemistry, petroleum geology (conventional and unconventional), paleoenvironment, biogeochemistry and biogeophysics. We seek candidates who will develop vigorous and innovative research programs and who will contribute to School teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidates will be expected to supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students and develop courses in their areas of expertise.

The successful candidates will join a faculty of fourteen geoscientists in a department that has close ties to the petroleum and water resource industries.  The School’s teaching and research facilities include state of the art geochemistry laboratory facilities and equipment, geophysical field and laboratory equipment and software, the Devon Visualization Laboratory, and a wide range of petrographic and hydrogeological instrumentation and field equipment.  The School operates a field camp facility near Cañon City, Colorado.   

Candidates should submit an application package that includes a cover letter; curriculum vitae; reprints of three published papers; contact information for three referees; and separate statements of research and teaching vision. Candidates should include in their research vision a brief description of how their research will interface with that of existing faculty. All application materials should be submitted to: Assistant Professor Search, Boone Pickens School of Geology, 105 Noble Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-3031.  Screening of candidates will begin on November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  More information about the Boone Pickens School of Geology can be found on the web at  Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Todd Halihan (todd.halihan at or Dr. Jay Gregg (jay.gregg at  Committed to health and safety, Oklahoma State University maintains a tobacco-free work environment.  Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.