The Department of Maritime Transportation, Texas A&M University Galveston, invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track 11-month academic appointment and appointment as Department Head beginning September 1, 2020. Applicants will be considered for the titles of Associate Professor of the Practice or Professor of the Practice depending on qualifications. We seek an individual who is nationally and/or internationally recognized in maritime transportation, who will have a clear vision of how to meet the educational needs of the nation in terms of mariner training, who will have experience with the shared governance approach of academic institutions, and who will support diversity of the department and create a climate in which all members can thrive. The individual will serve as the chief academic, fiscal development and administrative officer for the department.
The mission of the Department of Maritime Transportation is to provide students with a solid academic foundation on which to build a leadership career in the maritime sector. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a Bachelor of Science degree and will qualify to take the U.S. Coast Guard license examination for licensing as a Third Mate for any gross tonnage upon oceans, steam or motor vessels. Cadets are also provided with solid fundamentals in business topics related to the maritime industry, ashore and at sea.
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.