Assistant Professor in Marine Mammal Biology

Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus

The Department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position with a 9-month academic appointment beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants will be considered for the faculty title of Assistant Professor in marine mammal biology, with an emphasis on their ecology, physiology, behavior, and/or evolution.

We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

We are particularly interested in recruiting someone who has developed innovative research and will develop multidisciplinary partnerships across the University, including projects within the Blue Economy framework (https://www.tamug.edu/AcademicAffairs/StrategicPlan.html) (as stated in TAMUGs 2020-2025 Strategic Plan). Individuals with strong quantitative skills and experience in acoustics and telemetry are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include an existing undergraduate course on the biology of marine mammals and contributing to advanced classes offered at the graduate level. The successful applicant will establish and sustain a vigorous externally funded research program and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Department of Marine Biology occupies space in the Ocean and Coastal Studies Building, a LEED-certified facility home to over 20 research laboratories, two teaching laboratories, and a Sea Life Center with running seawater systems. More information on the Department and the campus can be found at http://www.tamug.edu.  The Department members participate in their PhD and MS program, but can also consider graduate appointments in other departments on the Galveston and College Station campuses.

Texas A&M University at Galveston is the ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's sea-grant portion of Texas A&M's land-, sea-, space-grant mission with more than $20 million in research expenditures.

Texas A&M University Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of seven in the U.S. and the only academy integrated into a Tier 1 academic institution, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world. Texas A&M University Galveston is ideally located in Galveston, Texas, on the Gulf Coast, surrounded by the industrial, environmental, and other programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.

Qualifications
We seek an individual with a Ph.D. whose research complements and enhances that of faculty in the Department of Marine Biology (www.tamug.edu/marb) and other departments of the University. The Ph.D. should be in biology, marine biology, marine science, biological oceanography or related fields.
Preferred qualifications: postdoctoral or other related job experience; and a strong publication record.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit electronic PDF copies of 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) statement on research experience, 4) statement on teaching philosophy and interests, 5) a diversity statement detailing professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to support campus inclusion, diversity, and equity efforts and 6) a list of three references with contact information by applying online at: apply.interfolio.com/114816.

For more information on the position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Antonietta Quigg, at quigga@tamug.edu. The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023. While preference will be given to applications received by this date, the position will remain open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

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