Department of Marine Sciences

Position Title

Assistant Professor

Position PAR No.

PAR 3984

Date Posted

September 28, 2017

Position Description

The Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University Galveston Campus seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in the area of Remote Sensing beginning Fall 2018.  The successful candidate will have research expertise that is geographically focused on coastal and marine areas within thematic areas related to physical, chemical or biological function of the earth system, coupled human-environment systems, environmental management and change, human impacts on the environment, and water resources.

We are seeking a candidate with a strong potential for research and teaching performance that can contribute to, and benefit from, an interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will interact with colleagues in our natural sciences and resource management programs and in the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other colleagues in various departments at Texas A&M Galveston Campus, with the possibility of a joint appointment as a graduate faculty member in the College of Geosciences, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, or the College of Architecture in College Station depending on their academic background. We are interested in candidates with a strong record of, or potential for, externally funded research, scholarship, and peer-reviewed publication. Applicants must have completed their doctorate in a relevant discipline, such as remote sensing or geomatics, by September 1, 2018. 

Texas A&M University at Galveston encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. The faculty in the Department of Marine Sciences are both international and diverse. 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. Individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

As 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 2,700 students and ~200 graduate students.

Required Education Qualifications and Training

Applicants must have completed their doctorate in a relevant discipline, such as remote sensing or geomatics, by September 1, 2018.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions and Closing Date

To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and a list of three references to or by mail to: PAR 3984, Human Resources Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX 77553-1675. For more information on the position please contact Dr. Wesley Highfield ( or Dr. Karl Kaiser (, co-chairs of the search committee. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is September 1, 2018.  

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the US