Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor -The Department of Marine Biology

Employer
Texas A&M Univeristy at Galveston
Location
Texas City, TX
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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Sector
Science, Life Sciences, Ecology, Marine Biology
Organization Type
Corporate
The Department of Marine Biology (MARB) at Texas A&M University at Galveston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position with a 9-month academic appointment beginning Sept. 1, 2022. Applicants will be considered for the faculty title of Assistant Professor.

We welcome applicants with expertise in any aspect of coral reef biology, including, but not limited to, ecology, evolution, and behavior of coral reef organisms. Interdisciplinary research topics are encouraged to promote Texas A&M-Galveston's strategic goals relative to the Blue Economy Framework, as well as anthropogenic climate change. Texas A&M-Galveston offers a competitive start-up package and state-of-the-art facilities to support the development of an extramurally-funded and productive coral reef research program. The new faculty member will be well-positioned to intersect with other research labs within MARB, across Texas A&M University, as well as with outside organizations including the NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Moody Gardens Coral Reef Lab. The MARB department has implemented a two-year teaching rotation which typically includes three semesters of undergraduate teaching and one semester of graduate teaching (2 classes per academic year). The new faculty member might teach undergraduate classes such as Conservation Biology, Marine Ecology, and/or a new class in coral reef biology; the graduate class will be in the area of the person's expertise.

Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's sea-grant portion of Texas A&M's rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures. Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of seven in the U.S. and the only academy integrated into a Tier 1 academic institution, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world. Texas A&M-Galveston is ideally located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by the industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in the diverse community of Galveston, about a 1-hour drive south of Houston, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Houston/Galveston area is a vibrant, dynamic community that offers cultural diversity, arts and entertainment, job opportunities, and overall quality of life. The Galveston Campus values inclusion, diversity, and equity and understands that an interculturally competent campus community advances the special-purpose mission. We seek individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute to our campus learning and work environment. Texas A&M University (TAMU/G) is aspiring to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). In addition, we particularly encourage applications by candidates from historically underrepresented groups in alignment with the strategic plan and Texas A&M-Galveston's campus-wide inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability efforts.

Qualifications

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in biology, marine biology, marine science, biological oceanography or related fields; Preferred qualifications: postdoctoral or other related job experience; and a strong publication record.

Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/97889. Applications must include electronic PDF copies of 1) Cover Letter, 2) a current CV, 3) a statement of past research and future research plans, 4) a statement describing teaching experience, interests, and philosophy, 5) a diversity statement detailing professional skills, experience and/or willingness to support campus inclusion, diversity, and equity efforts, along with 6) a list of three references. For more information on the position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Anja Schulze at schulzea@tamug.edu. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Galveston, TX - 77553

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