Department of Marine Engineering Technology and Texas A&M Maritime Academy

Position Title

Visiting Professor of the Practice and Chief Engineer

Position PAR No.

PAR 4086

Date Posted

November 20, 2017

Position Description

Visiting Professor and Chief Engineer

The Department of Marine Engineering Technology (MARR) at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Maritime Academy (TAMMA) at Galveston invites applicants for the position Visiting Professor for Spring 2018. Exceptional candidates would also be considered to serve the Texas A&M Maritime Academy in the position of Chief Engineer of the Training Ship General Rudder.

The successful candidate for this program must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Engineering Technology or a related field and maintain a current USCG Chief Engineer's License (Unlimited Horsepower).  Applicants should have exceptional communication skills and a proven track record of expertise in marine engineering. In addition to the Chief Engineer's duties as part of TAMMA, the candidate will be responsible for teaching license option Marine Engineering courses for the MARR program and assist with Marine Engineering Senior Capstone Projects for license option senior students. This individual would also develop and instruct in Marine Engineering courses in order to ensure courses in Marine Auxiliary Systems, Refrigeration, Marine Propulsion, and Marine Instrumentation and Control are current with modern industrial standards. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The instructor will also conduct all Corps maintenance and leadership class sections (ZOPT) for license option marine engineering cadets, supervise the competency assessments and provide administrative supervision for the tracking of all national and international maritime credentialing requirements. The Visiting Professor of the Practice will ensure the proper preparation of all Senior LO students for USCG licensing exams and interface with local marine industries and coordinate internship and lab skills programs. This employee would have a professional reason to be in a lab utilizing hazardous materials, and high voltage equipment.

The goal of the Marine Engineering Technology program is to produce graduates that become successful in the marine engineering sector of industries related to design, operations, management, and a hands on technical competence in engineering systems and the practical applications of those systems. The program provides two scholastic avenues for students, a License Option and a Non License Option. The License Option is intended for cadets of who can then sit for the U.S. Coast Guard license examination and earn their Merchant Mariner Credential, enabling them to serve as an engineering officer aboard sea going vessels.  For more information about the “Marine Engineering Technology” program at Texas A&M University at Galveston see the online website at

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 houses 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 employs approximately 125 full-time Faculty members (~60 as tenure or tenure/-track) and an undergraduate enrollment of about 2,500 students and ~200 graduate students.  The Department of Marine Engineering Technology employs 8 full-time faculty. 

Texas A&M University at Galveston values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Texas A&M University at Galveston is an EEOAA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Education, Experience and Expectations

Academic qualifications for this position include a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Engineering, Marine Engineering Technology, or a related field. Advanced degrees and a registered professional engineering license (P.E.) are considered positives. The candidate must have in excess of seven years of seagoing service on a marine vessel, with at least three years as a Chief Engineer.


Full-Time, Non-tenure Track



Closing Date

Open until filled

Application Instructions: To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references and their contact information. Reference PAR #4086.  For more information on the position contact Dr. Matthew Kane Interim Department Head, by phone at 409-740-4878 or by email at:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae & references may be emailed to  or mailed to:

Texas A&M University at Galveston
Marine Engineering Technology Department
c/o Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX 77553-1675
Phone 409-740-4532 * Fax 409-740-5005


Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action /Veterans / Disability Employer committed to diversity.