The Department of Maritime Business Administration at Texas A&M University Galveston invites applications for a full-time, tenure review upon hire position with an 11-month academic and administrative appointment beginning September 1, 2023 (with an optional earlier summer start). We are seeking an experienced and visionary department head with demonstrated academic leadership, and scholarship applicable to business with emphasis on maritime administration. This position will be hired at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor for an exceptional candidate. The appointment as Department Head is initially a five-year term with a potential for additional terms.
Competitive candidates should be internationally recognized as leaders in their academic field of study; have a vision for the future for the department, as well as the challenges and opportunities at the national and international level; and be a successful advocate for students, staff, and faculty in the department. They should support faculty in garnering external funding. They should have administrative and budgetary management experience, have experience that lends itself to facilitating effective learning and instruction, be committed to transparent and engaged faculty governance, be collaborative, and be able to manage and resolve conflict. Further, we seek an individual who has a leadership style that supports the diversity of department community members, creating a department climate that embraces the values of inclusion so that all members are heard, valued, and respected, and in which all community members can thrive.
The department head is responsible for leadership of the department including the vision for the department, strategic planning, the management of the financial resources and human resources responsibilities. The department head serves as the chief academic, fiscal, development, and administrative officer for the Department. The department head is responsible for fostering faculty excellence in research, teaching, and service consistent with Texas A&M University Galveston's Strategic Plan (https://www.tamug.edu/AcademicAffairs/StrategicPlan.html) providing effective advocacy for the department within the college, university, state, and nation; encouraging a positive, collegial climate grounded in the ideals of diversity, inclusion, equity, fairness, and social justice; promoting local, regional, state, national and international outreach; establishing a successful record of creating a positive climate for the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse faculty, students, and staff. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the need of the department and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The department head of Maritime Business Administration oversees the Master of Maritime Business Administration program and the undergraduate program, and supervises internships within the Master’s program. The department head is also responsible for overseeing multiple international study abroad programs.
Maritime Business Administration offers unique logistics programs for both undergraduate and graduate with a focus on the maritime portion of global supply chains and produces graduates with a solid background in the key areas of accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, law, economics, business analytics, strategic logistics management and supply chain management that are critical for today’s business professional. These courses lay the foundation for more advanced courses in international trade, inland waterways management, brokerage and chartering, organizational behavior, transportation economics, port and terminal management and other areas related to the maritime industry. For more information about the Maritime Business Administration programs at Texas A&M University at Galveston refer the online website at http://www.tamug.edu/mara/.
Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 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 rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.
Texas A&M-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-Galveston is ideally located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where is it surrounded by the industry, environment, and 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.
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.
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in a field of Business Administration and a distinctive and active record of research, publication, and external funding. Candidates will also hold a rank of tenured Professor; however, exceptional tenured candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered.
Preferred qualifications include administrative and leadership experience with maritime emphasis. Preferred qualifications also include the candidate holding a degree from an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), or holding a faculty position at an AACSB-accredited institution.
Applicants must submit electronic PDF copies of 1) cover letter, 2) 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: http://apply.interfolio.com/109713.
For more information on the position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Daniel Roelke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin January 9, 2023. While preference will be given to applications received by this date, the position will remain open until filled.
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