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NEW JOB POSTING: 9-26/2023

Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Geological Engineering - Petrophysics

The Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy's School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering (MPGE) at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Geological Engineering - Petrophysics to begin August 16, 2024.  Our school is uniquely positioned to address the opportunities provided by ongoing and future energy transitions and serve the demand for education and research in emerging energy fields such as geothermal, hydrogen, and renewable energy, as well as energy storage, and CO2 capture and sequestration.

We are seeking a candidate who can contribute to our academic excellence, research innovation, and student mentorship in the field of Petrophysics, broadly defined as the study of rock physics, rock properties, rock-fluid interactions, fluid flow in porous media, and more. The faculty position will integrate their skills and promote our existing competencies in the areas of geo-energy resources and storage, such as geothermal energy, hydrogen and thermal energy storage, carbon sequestration, and conventional/unconventional oil and gas recovery. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising and mentoring students, conducting an active, collaborative, and transdisciplinary research program, participating in shared governance in both university and professional service activities, and aligning goals and contributions with the University of Oklahoma's strategic plan, Lead On, University.


We are on the lookout for a dynamic and passionate Assistant Professor with a doctorate in petroleum or geological engineering or a related field to join our team. We are seeking someone who not only thrives in leading groundbreaking research but also possesses the experience or potential to inspire and educate the next generation of the energy workforce, and to be an active leader in service roles. We encourage you to apply and become a vital part of our forward-thinking institution!

About MPGE and OU

MPGE is one of the leading petroleum and geological engineering schools in the U.S. Current research activities of our faculty are highly interdisciplinary and include reservoir characterization and management, petrophysics, organic-rich shales, geothermal energy production, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 sequestration, geomechanics, well stimulation, data assimilation, machine learning, drilling fluids, formation damage, enhanced oil recovery, reservoir engineering, and well construction technologies and completions. The school has state-of-the-art teaching, research lab facilities, and research centers. MPGE hosts the Integrated Core Characterization Center, which is widely considered to be one of the best petrophysics and rock physics laboratories in industry or academia.

MPGE offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Geological Engineering, a B.S. degree in GeoEnergy Engineering, and an M.S. in Natural Gas Engineering and Management. There are currently thirteen full-time faculty, two part-time faculty, and five adjunct faculty, with a student enrollment of 120 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The school maintains an excellent relationship with the industry and has very strong support from its alumni.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. 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.

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants are requested to submit the following:

  • Current resume with the names and contact information for professional references
  • 1-2 page cover letter detailing your qualifications as well as your research and teaching interests
  • Sample publications
  • A statement on your strategy for contributing towards the educational mission of the department and the university
  • A statement on your research agenda and strategy for building a research program, and how they can align with and grow our existing competencies, mentoring graduate students, and securing external funding

Initial screening begins November 1, 2023, and continues until the position is filled.  For additional questions, contact Sonya Grant at [email protected].  Apply through this link:

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