Department of General Academics - GACD

Position Title

Lecturer (Kinesiology)

Position PAR No.


Date Posted

May 28, 2013

Position Details

Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) seeks a part-time non-tenure track lecturer to teach an undergraduate kinesiology class (1 credit hour) in keelboat sailing.  KINE 199 Keelboat Sailing is a class designed for the more experienced sailor.  Participants in the class must have basic-intermediate sailing skills, an acceptable number of hours on the water, and a good knowledge and training in safety procedures and techniques.  The instructor must have the “required” licensing and hours of experience in performing and teaching keelboat sailing to qualify for the job.  The class will meet once per week, for a 2 hour session during the fall 2013 semester.  Texas A&M University at Galveston is the Marine and Maritime Branch of Texas A&M University.  The Department of General Academics encompasses a variety of disciplines, ranging from Anthropology to Spanish.

A branch campus of Texas A&M University (in College Station), the Galveston campus functions much like a school or college within the larger university, to deliver ocean-oriented education, research, and public service in a variety of marine/maritime programs.  It is the only state maritime training academy located on the Gulf of Mexico.  Instructional programs are delivered primarily at the 130-acre Mitchell Campus on Pelican Island, near the mouth of Galveston Bay.  Texas A&M University at Galveston is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Texas A&M University at Galveston has approximately 125 full-time Faculty members and an undergraduate enrollment of about 2,000 students and 7,100 graduate students.  The Department of General Academics employs 28 full-time and 19 part-time faculty members.  It offers courses that support nine marine-related majors and administers a BA in Maritime Studies.  There are no graduate-level teaching opportunities for the Faculty of General Academics, and much of the teaching load is in service courses, often lower-division. A variety of disciplines are represented by the Department’s Faculty members, including anthropology, archeology, classics, communications, English, history, kinesiology, maritime studies, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and Spanish.

Required Education, Experience and Expectations

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field. US Coast Guard License/100 TON, 5 years sailing experience/1 year teaching.

Preferred Education, Experience and Expectations

Master’s Degree in relevant field, Auxiliary Sail Endorsements, 7 years sailing experience/2 years teaching.


Commensurate with experience

Closing Date

Open Until Filled. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled (ideally in the summer 2013).  In order to be considered, applicants must send a curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position, a list of three references, as well as a completed and signed official TAMUG application form TAMUG APPLICATION FORM.  Please reference PAR 3395 in your application and email to or mail to:

Human Resources, GACD Head Search Committee

Texas A&M University at Galveston

P. O. Box 1675

Galveston, TX 77553-1675

 Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the US.  Texas A&M University at Galveston promotes and values diversity and inclusion in the work place. As an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employee TAMUG provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding TAMUG’s non-discrimination policies: Jeff Boyer, Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator 409-740-4503 and Angie Moreno, Assistant Director for Diversity and Multicultural Education 409-740-4582.