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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Assistant Professor of the Practice

Maritime Transportation

Galveston, Tx
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The Maritime Transportation Department (MART) at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applications for a full-time (9 months per year), Academic Professional Track faculty member (non-tenure) at the Assistant Professor of the Practice position in the area of marine transportation, navigation, seamanship, and lifesaving courses with the possibility of hire for summer sea term cruises.  The Texas A&M Maritime Academy is the only maritime academy that is part of an AAU institution - Texas A&M University.

The successful candidate will enhance the quality of undergraduate and graduate license option education by teaching four to five (4-5) sections of MART 210 – RADAR/ARPA/ECDIS and one to two (1-2) sections of MART 404 - The Navigator during the fall and spring semesters, including all corresponding lab sections, and participate in multiple departmental committees. The new Assistant Professor of the Practice will integrate both academic and ship operations to maintain licensing and educational requirements.  This position would start September 1, 2020. In addition, there is the possibility to teach MART 200, 300, and 400 during the summer sea terms.  

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 the primary component that fulfills the sea-grant portion of Texas A&M’s land-, sea-, space-grant mission and has nearly $10 million annually 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 300 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.


Requirements are advanced knowledge of navigation, communication, and vessel operations as well as a United States Coast Guard Unlimited Deck License and Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 2010 endorsement with five (5) or more years in a Deck Officer position. Preferences include U.S. Coast Guard Chief Mate or Master license with Master’s Degree. 

Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/70908.  Applicants must submit electronic copies of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • At least 3 references with contact information
  • United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine Credentials (MMC) with corresponding Certificates.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Ryan Vechan at rvechan@tamug.edu.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

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 and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.