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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Visiting Instructional Assistant Professor in One Health

Foundational Sciences

Galveston, TX
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The Foundational Sciences Division at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position with a 4.5 month academic appointment initially beginning January 16, 2024 and a 9-month academic appointment beginning September 1, 2024, to contribute to instruction in the Oceans and One Health degree program. Applicants will be considered for the title of Visiting Instructional Assistant Professor as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Teaching Fellow.

The STEAM Teaching Fellows program is a prestigious Visiting Assistant Professorship, professional development experience intended for talented individuals who seek to advance their careers as college/university instructional faculty. Recipients of the Fellowship will hone their craft at the Land Grant and Sea Grant and AAU institution of Texas A&M University at Galveston in a vibrant marine and maritime environment.

STEAM Teaching Fellows are appointed to a 2-year term (with the possibility of renewal for a third year). During this term, fellows teach 3 courses per semester and contribute 15% of their time in service toward the pedagogical mission of the department. In the first semester, they are expected to teach FSCI 334 One Health in Coastal Regions and one other course consistent within their expertise. They will also serve on the curriculum committee for Oceans and One Health, which is planned to transition from a University Studies concentration to an independent Bachelor of Science degree. Other teaching duties may include developing undergraduate research experiences for the Oceans and One Health degree program, as needed.

TAMUG is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University that educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of coastal, marine, and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation. TAMUG is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.

TAMUG 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. TAMUG is ideally located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast, surrounded by the industry, environment, communities, 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.


A Ph.D. degree in a One Health-related field is required.  ABD candidates must have degree in hand by date of hire. Candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and pedagogy in education are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted online at apply.interfolio.com/121797. Applications must include electronic PDF copies of 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a personal statement detailing teaching and service philosophy and plans as well as how professional experiences and interests fit the Oceans and One Health program, and 4) names and contact information of five (5) professional references. 

For more information on the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jhenny Galan (galanj@tamu.edu). Completed applications received by October 15, 2023 will be given preferred consideration. Review of applications will begin by April 15, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. The desired start date is January 16, 2024.

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The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program.