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Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

University of Oklahoma-The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
Norman, Oklahoma
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Aug 11, 2022

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OKLAHOMA, NORMAN 73019. The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (DGES) at the University of Oklahoma ( invites applications for a tenure track position focused on Community Resilience.  

The Mission of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences is to provide a world-class academic experience that promotes convergent and innovative education and research at the intersections of weather, climate, and sustainability. To fulfill our mission, we are dedicated to preparing students for successful careers in the private sector, academia, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations

Community Resilience. We seek an innovative scholar to contribute to convergent research on how communities adapt to and recover from environmental change. The ideal candidate will employ social science and policy research to develop and evaluate community resilience strategies in relation to high-impact weather and climate events, with an emphasis on the social-ecological and technological systems that influence levels of resilience. Committee Chair: Dr. Travis Gliedt,


Department of Geography and Environmental SustainabilityThe ideal candidates will have the potential to contribute to sustainability and resilience collaborations in our intellectually diverse department. Applicants must possess a PhD in Geography or a related discipline at time of appointment. The successful applicants will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent research program, to teach in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (the standard load is 2-2), and to contribute to mentorship and advisement for students in our growing graduate program. The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability is currently composed of 20 tenure-line faculty with diverse research agendas.


The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care 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 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.


Norman is a vibrant university town of around 113,000 inhabitants with a growing entertainment and art scene. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings. Visit and for more information. Within an easy commute, Oklahoma City features a dynamic economy and outstanding cultural venues adding to the region’s growing appeal.


Application Materials Requested: To apply, submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a list of three people who can serve as references (with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers), and separate brief (~2-3 pages each) statements regarding 1) research, 2) teaching, and 3) service. The research statement should summarize your prior contributions to research and your goals for developing a research program at OU. The teaching statement should summarize past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, and plans/goals for teaching at OU (including existing and proposed courses) and advising a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.


Please submit all these materials in one file to Screening of applications will begin on September  16, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.


Diversity Statement


The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.



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