Department of Marine Engineering Technology

Position Title

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of the Practice

Position PAR No.

PAR 4088

Date Posted

October 31, 2017

Position Description

The Department of Marine Engineering Technology (MARE) at Texas A&M University at Galveston is seeking a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of the Practice to teach Marine Engineering Technology courses in marine propulsion, power generation, machine tool technology, and other courses in the marine technology program. Expertise in the operation and maintenance of diesel engines, gas turbines, welding, machine tool technology, and marine auxiliary systems is required. 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 expected start for this position is for the Fall semester of 2018.  Applicants should have exceptional communication skills and a proven track record of expertise in the marine industry.  The Marine Engineering Technology Department at TAMUG also intends to develop curriculum to support the USCG licensing requirements for the Electro Technical Officer endorsement; additional experience or licensing in this area would be a plus. The candidate will be required to become a Qualified Assessor for students in the License Option (LO) program and assist Texas A&M Maritime Academy in ensuring proper tracking of the required competencies.

Academic qualifications include at least a bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Engineering Technology field. Advanced degrees and previous teaching experience are highly desirable. Appointement will be at the Assistant Professor of the Practice level the candidate will be considered with at least 10 years of combined industrial and academic experience.  A USCG 1st or Chief Engineer's license may be used to substitute for some academic experience. This employee would have a professional reason to be in a lab utilizing hazardous materials and/or high voltage equipment.

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.

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 members.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions

To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references and their contact information. Reference PAR #4088.  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

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.