Department of Marine Biology (MARB)

Position Title

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track  in Marine Toxicology

Position PAR No.

PAR 3523

Date Posted

February 20,2014

Position Description

The Department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in marine toxicology. The successful candidate will have a Doctoral Degree in toxicology or a related field and is expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program that integrates toxicology, marine ecology and marine chemistry. The individual’s research interests should focus on the effects of anthropogenic and/or natural materials on marine organisms at the subcellular, cellular, organismal (e.g. immunology and/or endocrinology), community or ecosystem level. He or she will contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate education mission through student mentoring and by teaching courses in marine toxicology and another area of specialization, preferably related to developmental biology, with an emphasis on marine organisms.

Education, Experience and Expectations

Doctoral Degree in toxicology or a related field


The appointment will be at TAMUG, the Galveston campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU), which emphasizes undergraduate and graduate education and research related to the ocean. With a rapidly growing undergraduate and graduate student enrollment (ca. 2,100 students presently but with a goal to reach 3,000 in the next 3-4 years), the campus offers a wide spectrum of ocean-based undergraduate and graduate education programs including Marine Biology, Marine Science, Maritime Administration, Maritime Studies, Offshore and Coastal Engineering, Marine Engineering Technology and Marine Transportation. The Department has recently moved into the new 100,000 sq. ft. LEED certified Ocean and Coastal Studies Building which includes experimental aquaria which enable collegial interaction among all fields of science on campus. Graduate appointments are available in the Marine Biology Interdisciplinary (Graduate) Degree program as well as other TAMU departments (Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Oceanography, Biology, etc.). The position comes with an attractive start-up package and a competitive salary. A history of successful grantsmanship will be viewed favorably, as TAMU is a Tier One research institution.


Commensurate with Experience

Closing Date

Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2014 or until filled. The anticipated start date for the position is Jan. 2015. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, a list of three references with contact information and a completed and signed official TAMUG application ( electronically to; reference PAR 3523 or by regular mail to: Chair, Marine Biology Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, POB 1675, Galveston, TX 77553-1675. Additionally, the applicant must fill out the Self ID form using the Position ID of 1841 at For more information about the position, contact the Marine Biology Department Head Dr. John R. Schwarz by email ( Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the United States. Texas A&M University at Galveston is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.

To apply, complete and sign the official TAMUG Application for Employment .  Reference PAR 3523 AND Send application, cover letter, statement of current research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references and their contact information.  For additional information on this position, contact Dr. John R. Schwarz by email Applications may be emailed to or mailed to:

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Chair, Marine Biology Search Committee
c/o Human Resources Department
P. O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX  77553-1675

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

 Filling this position is dependent upon available funding in the budget.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.  Texas A&M University at Galveston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Diversity.

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