Faculty Position in Hydrogen Technologies - School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering

  • University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering
  • Norman, OK, USA
  • Nov 09, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


The Gallogly College of Engineering of the University of Oklahoma has two open tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Sustainable Energy with application to hydrogen technologies. These positions will help build a strong interdisciplinary research cluster that includes the School of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering (CBME) and the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME). This cluster will integrate research in hydrogen production, transportation, storage and utilization with the goal of developing sustainable energy systems.  The cluster will focus on a range of topics from innovative, affordable, production methods to large-scale transportation and storage technologies, electrochemical energy systems, and efficient environmentally-friendly combustion processes involving hydrogen. This cluster is aimed at systemically transforming the energy sector into a sustainable and renewable industry. 

These positions are part of a large multi-year initiative defined in the Gallogly College of Engineering strategic plan for growth in research and student enrollment. The Hydrogen Technologies cluster is a critical component of one of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships Strategic Verticals of environment, energy, and sustainability. Candidates with experience or interest in working in this newly growing research area should expect to work collaboratively with faculty from disciplines across the college and with industry partners and contribute to our inclusive and diverse community engaged in scientific discovery, developing talent, and providing service. Potential application areas and desirable fields of expertise include, but are not limited to carbon-free technologies for hydrogen production; hydrogen utilization (energy, chemicals, etc.); hydrogen separation, transport, and storage; PEM systems and materials; electrocatalysis, electrochemical energy systems such as hydrogen fuel cells; heterogeneous catalysis for hydrogen technologies; life cycle analysis, supply chain optimization, and systems engineering; combustion and propulsion using hydrogen.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for research as well as teaching. Excellent and innovative instruction, development of funded research projects, effective mentorship and guidance of undergraduate and graduate students, and a commitment to inclusive environments in the classroom, office, and labs are all critical characteristics of the successful candidate.

Department and Region: The Gallogly College of Engineering has more than 4000 students. Through an investment from the state of Oklahoma, we are committed to growing our student body and our faculty over the next three years. Our undergraduate student body is diverse with 25% women and 29% of our student body reporting identity as an underrepresented minority. We have strong student quality with almost 250 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled. Our graduate programs recruit students from the top schools across the globe.

The Gallogly College of Engineering holds strong the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We seek candidates who contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments.  Information about CBME is available at https://www.ou.edu/coe/cbme and information about AME is available at http://www.ou.edu/coe/ame.

The University of Oklahoma (OU): OU is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. OU recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.

OU 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: the main campus in 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. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit https://www.ou.edu/facultyrecruitment for more information.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related disciplines.

Application Details

Applicants should provide (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) three research publications (4) a statement of research interests; (5) a statement of teaching interests (no more than 3 pages each); (6) a statement on professional experience and how they intend to promote the values of diversity and equity; and (7) the contact information for at least three references.

Candidates for the position in the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering should apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/97805

Candidates for the position in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering should apply at:  https://apply.interfolio.com/97810.

Initial screening of applications will begin on December 10, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is expected to be August 16, 2022.