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

Texas A&M Univeristy at Galveston
Texas City, Texas, US
Closing date
Dec 18, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Marine, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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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
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
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,
accountability efforts.

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
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
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
and living
core values.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability
Employer committed to diversity.

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