Assistant Professor, Marine and Coastal Environmental Science – Texas A&M

The Department of Marine and Coastal Environmental Science (MCES) at Texas A&M University at Galveston invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions with a 9-month academic appointment at the Assistant Professor level. We encourage applications from outstanding candidates who focus on coastal science and resilience, broadly meaning examination of the natural dynamics of coastal and marine systems and their vulnerability to climate change. Successful candidates will develop and maintain externally-funded, independent research programs and contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs through teaching and mentorship of students. We welcome applicants with strong interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary research. The MCES department comprises a dynamic and interdisciplinary faculty with research interests in natural, social and applied scientific problems within coastal systems, but broader research interests span the near shore zone to the deep sea and polar environments. A detailed description of the MCES department is available at:

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 located in the diverse community of Galveston, about a 1-hour drive south of Houston, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Houston/Galveston area is a vibrant, dynamic community that offers cultural diversity, arts and entertainment, job opportunities, and overall quality of life. The Galveston Campus values inclusion, diversity, and equity and understands that an interculturally competent campus community advances the special-purpose mission. We seek individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute to our campus learning and work environment.  Texas A&M University (TAMU/G) is aspiring to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). In addition, we particularly encourage applications by candidates from historically underrepresented groups in alignment with the strategic plan and Texas A&M-Galveston’s campus-wide inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability efforts.


Ph.D. in marine science or related fields; and preferred qualifications: postdoctoral or other related job experience; and a strong publication record.

Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted online at Applications must include electronic PDF copies of 1) cover letter, 2) a current CV, 3) statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, 4) a list of three references along with 5) a diversity statement detailing professional skills, experience and/or willingness to support campus inclusion, diversity and equity efforts. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and competitive start-up packages will be available to help develop extramurally funded and independent research programs. For more information on the positions, please contact Dr. Karl Kaiser (, chair of the search committee. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021. The preferred start date is September 1, 2022.

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