Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track – Texas A&M University


The Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University is seeking applications for one full-time tenure-track faculty position with a 9-month academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022. The successful candidate should apply observational, experimental, theoretical, analytical, data-science, or modeling methods to make new and innovative oceanographic discoveries. We welcome applications from individuals with expertise in any area of oceanography, including those that would enhance interdisciplinary initiatives. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with disciplinary interests in biogeochemical/Earth system modeling, marine ecology, or marine sedimentology/geophysics, and/or who can leverage existing TAMU Geoscience Centers of Excellence listed below.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in the Department of Oceanography at the graduate and undergraduate levels; advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate research students; develop and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program; participate in departmental and college activities; and serve the discipline of oceanography.

The Department of Oceanography, located in College Station, Texas, is part of an alliance of Ocean Sciences that includes the Marine Sciences and Marine Biology Departments at TAMU Galveston, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, the International Laboratory for High-Resolution Earth System Prediction, the International Ocean Discovery Program, the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, and Texas Sea Grant. This alliance of Ocean Sciences represents a unique concentration of educational and research resources. The capacity is greatly enhanced by close ties to the College of Geosciences Departments of Geology and Geophysics, Geography, and Atmospheric Sciences, and the interdisciplinary Environmental Programs and Water Management and Hydrologic Sciences degree programs. The College of Geosciences also includes the Berg Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems, the Texas Center for Climate Studies, and the Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications, and Technology. Texas A&M University is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, with a dynamic and international community of over 250,000 people. Information about the Department of Oceanography can be found at:

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational 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. Applications from members of minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply and will be actively sought.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance, including the Dual-Career Program. The TAMU College of Geosciences Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan can be found at


Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is desirable but is not required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Application Instructions

Initial review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a complete CV; a Statement of Research, a Statement of Teaching, and a Statement of your commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (not to exceed 2 pages each); and the names and contact information for at least three references to

Informal inquiries or requests for more information may be sent via email to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Jessica Fitzsimmons at

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