Department of Marine Sciences - MARS

Position Title

Assistant/Associate Professor in Marine Geosciences

Position PAR No.


Date Posted

October 2, 2012

Start Date

Fall 2013

Position Details

This is a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level with expertise in marine geology, or related field, beginning Fall 2013. Desired areas of specialization include: coastal and continental margins geological/sedimentary processes, including sediment transport (instrumentation as well as modeling), high-resolution marine geophysics, paleoclimate, and marine geological hazards. Candidates with demonstrated excellence in field-oriented research are encouraged to apply, but also welcome applications from candidates comfortable employing modeling, experimental and/or laboratory approaches. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Marine Sciences in Galveston, and will be capable of obtaining an appointment as a graduate faculty member in a graduate department in College Station related to his/her research focus (e.g. Oceanography, Geology and Geophysics, Geography).

Department Details

The Department has recently moved into the new Ocean and Coastal Science Building, a 100,000 sqf LEED certified facility that facilitates close interactions across all fields of science on campus. The multidisciplinary offerings of the Department also include coastal planning, coastal marine geology, theoretical chemistry, analytical chemistry/instrumental analysis, environmental chemistry, radiochemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental law, remote sensing and geospatial analyses, as well as resource management and environmental policy. Recently, the Board of Regents of Texas A&M University approved the creation of the new Institute of Sustainable Coastal Communities as a collaboration between Texas A&M University at Galveston and Texas A&M’s College of Architecture. We expect the successful candidate to contribute to the development of research and academic programs of this multidisciplinary Institute.

Education, Experience and Expectations

The successful candidate must have evidence of or potential for strong teaching and research performance. We are specifically looking for a person that can contribute to – and benefit from - an interdisciplinary environment and interact with colleagues in our natural sciences and resource management programs. Teaching responsibilities will support our undergraduate and graduate programs and may include: physical geology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, coastal processes, marine geology, and courses in their specialty.

The Department is 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 geology, marine science, oceanography or a related discipline by September 1, 2013.


Commensurate with experience

Closing Date

Until filled

To apply, complete the TAMUG Application for Employment and reference PAR 3272.  Send application, cover letter, statement that includes current research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references.  For more information on the position contact Dr. Tim Dellapenna, Chair of the search committee, by email at  Applications may be emailed to or mailed to:

 Human Resources

Texas A&M University at Galveston

P. O. Box 1675

Galveston, TX 77553-1675

 Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the US.  Texas A&M University at Galveston promotes and values diversity and inclusion in the work place. As an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employee TAMUG provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.