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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Texas A&M University Galveston
Galveston, Texas (US)
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

Position Title

Tenure Track: Assistant Professor


Galveston, Texas

Position Type



Position Description

The Departments of Marine and Coastal Environmental Science (MCES) and Foundational Science (FSCI) at Texas A&M University at Galveston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a 9-month academic appointment beginning Fall 2024. This position will include a courtesy joint appointment in the Foundational Sciences Division (FSCI) at Texas A&M University at Galveston.


Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate courses in Oceans and One Health, offered by FSCI; mentoring graduate students in MCES masters and doctoral programs; and providing service to the FSCI and MCES Departments, the Galveston campus, and the university. The successful candidate is expected to develop and lead an independent, extramurally funded research agenda related to health issues affecting populations in coastal regions that broadly complements research in the MCES Department.


The MCES Department is comprised of an interdisciplinary faculty with research interests in natural, social, and applied scientific problems within coastal and marine near-shore systems. MCES graduate programs focus on training the next generation of researchers and practitioners to address pressing problems facing coastal communities at the nexus of the human, built, and natural environments.


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.


Texas A&M-Galveston is committed to enriching the learning and working environments for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff, which is vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.



DrPH in Public Health or Ph.D in a One Health-related field is required.


Evidence of potential for developing an outstanding research program and indications of strong mentorship and teaching skills are required.


Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted online at


Applications must include electronic PDF copies of 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a personal statement to include philosophy and plans for teaching, research and service, and 4) the names and contact information of three (3) professional references.


For more information on the position, please contact the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee, Dr. Ashley Ross ( and Dr. Jhenny Galan ( To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received before March 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.






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