Jack K. Williams Library/Marine Sciences Dept.

Position Title

GIS Librarian

Position PAR No.

PAR 3983

Date Posted


Position Description

The Jack K. Williams Library and the Marine Sciences Department at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applicants for the position of GIS Librarian, a non-tenure track faculty position at the Instructional Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have earned a Master of Library & Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.

The Librarian will receive a joint appointment in the Library and the Marine Sciences Department. The Librarian will teach 2 GIS courses in the Marine Sciences Department and provide support for GIS in that department. Additionally, the Librarian will provide collection, research and discovery support for students, faculty and staff through the Library.

The individual selected will demonstrate a solid understanding of GIS theory, applications, software and emerging technologies. The Librarian will acquire and provide support in the discovery, use and management of locally created and externally available GIS data, collections and tools in collaboration with data creators and researchers. The Librarian will also work with others to develop scalable, sustainable and domain-appropriate GIS services in support of research, support data visualization activities by promoting techniques associated with specialized, evolving data visualization tools for spatial applications and provide support for GIS services through reference, research consultations, online help guides, websites and other outreach efforts.

Required Education Qualifications and Training

The minimum qualifications for this position include a Master of Library & Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.

Additional Information

The appointment is at TAMUG, a branch campus of TAMU College Station, with comprehensive emphasis on education and research related to the ocean.  With approximately 2,300 students, the campus offers a wide spectrum of ocean-based programs to students, including Marine Biology, Marine Science, Maritime Administration, Maritime Studies, Maritime Systems Engineering, the Texas Maritime Academy, and a small fleet of vessels devoted to supporting ocean-related programs. 


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions and Closing Date

Applications will be accepted through November 27, 2018 and the review will begin in December 2017. The anticipated start date for the position is Fall 2018.  The Jack K. Williams Library is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of TAMUG’s academic community.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information about the position, contact the Director of the Library, Dr. David R. Baca by email (bacad@tamug.edu).  

To apply, reference PAR# 3983 and send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with their contact information to hr@tamug.edu or mail to:

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Human Resources Department
P. O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX  77553-1675

Phone 409-740-4532 * Fax 409-740-5005

 All non-tenure track positions are subject to budgetary availability, student enrollment needs, programmatic needs and turnover rates. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.