University of Oklahoma — Geophysics Professor

The School of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Computational Geophysics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a related field, have a strong research record, and an interest in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring graduate students. Example courses include, but are not limited to Seismic Processing and Modeling, Geophysical Signal Analysis, and Computational Geophysics. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program, build collaborations within and outside the School, and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity and Inclusion goals.  Salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with experience.

We are looking for a broad-minded geophysicist with strong computational skills and interests that complement existing strengths within the department. The School of Geosciences, part of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, has a large, vibrant faculty with a broad range of research activities in the areas of petroleum geoscience, paleoclimate and environment, earthquakes and earth structure, and others. Current projects include the topics of induced seismicity, groundwater flow, processes and structures in basement, and reservoir characterization and monitoring. The field of Computational Geophysics is undergoing a rapid transformation owing to an ever-increasing amount of quantitative data. Processing and interpretation of these data are reliant upon new methods in high performance computing, artificial intelligence, and data mining, all which are critical to emerging research in the wider field of geosciences. This position also supports college initiatives and research priorities in geomechanics, seismicity, reservoir monitoring, geodynamics, water, and petrophysics. The position integrates into university-wide major research initiatives in energy and computer/data science.

Our research facilities are detailed at and include computer labs with PC and Linux platforms and access 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, gravimetry, and high-precision GPS, as well as extensive rock physics characterization laboratories.

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. 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.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a related field, have a strong research record, and an interest in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring graduate students.

Application Instructions
Applications should be submitted online via ByCommittee at

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated starting date is August 2020.

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, vita/resume, statements of both 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. Doug Elmore, Chair of Computational Geophysicist Search Committee, University of Oklahoma, Sarkeys Energy Center, 100 E. Boyd Street, Room 710, Norman, OK  73019 or

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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