Instructional Assistant Professor in Oceanography – Texas A&M University

The department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University invites application for a 12-month, non-tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor in Oceanography. This position is targeted to begin June 2013.

We seek an energetic educator to develop and oversee a cutting-edge introductory oceanography lab course and contribute to introductory oceanography instruction. The primary responsibilities include: teaching one honors introductory lab section and at least one section of the introductory oceanography lecture course per semester, coordinate lab class scheduling, and train/mentor graduate student Teaching Assistants. The candidate would be expected to revise and develop lab curricula based on current pedagogical research and will be encouraged to publish results and/or seek extramural funding to explore cutting-edge teaching technologies or practices. While the instructor position is a 12-month instructional appointment, the candidate is also encouraged to engage in oceanographic research and collaborations.

PhD in Oceanography, Geosciences or related discipline. Lab experience preferred, teaching experience required: 1 year (2 semesters) as a main instructor of a course or 4 semesters (2 years) as a teaching assistant.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three referees to Dr. Shari Yvon-Lewis,(sylewis@geos.tamu.edu) Search committee chair, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1204 Eller O&M Bldg., College Station TX, 77843-3146. Texas A&M University is an Affirmative action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners (hr.tamu.edu/employment/dual-career.html).

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