University of Oklahoma – Norman — Tenure Track Faculty Position in Manufacture and Testing of Components for Oil and Gas Applications

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Manufacture and Testing of Components for Oil and Gas Applications
School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma

The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at the University of Oklahoma is seeking outstanding candidates to fill a tenure-track position in mechanical engineering at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mechanical or a related field. Successful candidates are expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, develop a nationally recognized research program, attract external funding to support their research activities, and interface with faculty members in Petroleum Engineering and work on issues serving the needs of the oil and gas sector. Candidates with research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following specialty areas are of particular interest:

  • Equipment design processes with simulations, improvement in equipment life and performance, use of new materials for improved transportation for up, midstream and downstream operations, water mitigation, and drilling processes
  • Design, simulation and development towards digital transformation across up, midstream and downstream operations
  • Design of experiments and setups to manufacture (e.g. additive and other methods) and characterize components; maintenance and reliability of components and equipment
  • Robotics and unmanned system applications for operations and inspection/maintenance

AME currently has 27 full-time faculty members and about 800 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. Currently, AME and the Gallogly College of Engineering are experiencing a period of strong growth in scholarly research, corporate and private donations, and student enrollment. AME has maintained its historically strong student quality with more than 70 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled. As part of the 5-year strategic plan of the College of Engineering, AME is expected to grow in strategic areas, including energy systems, biomechanics, and thermofluid sciences. AME is one of five schools nationwide to participate in TECAID, an NSF-funded program dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in engineering programs. More information about AME is available at

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, and serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, the 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. 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 “best places to live” rankings. For more information, please visit

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Candidates are invited to submit a statement of teaching, a research plan, a curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references. Review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is expected to be August 16, 2019. Candidates are requested to submit their applications at Please email with any questions about the position.

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.