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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Open Rank & Title

Ocean Engineering

College Station, TX
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The Department of Ocean Engineering, College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for up to four academic professional track (non-tenure track) faculty positions with both full and part time potential at the assistant lecturer, lecturer, senior lecturer, instructional assistant professor, instructional associate professor, instructional professor, associate professor of practice, and professor of practice levels.  These positions will be on 9-month academic appointments with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020.  The successful applicants will teach primarily at the undergraduate level in support of the development of the undergraduate program; advise and mentor undergraduate students; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (engineering.tamu.edu/ocean).


The Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University is one department across two campuses: College Station and Galveston, Texas.  Research areas include offshore platform dynamics, hydrodynamics, physical and numerical modeling, ocean waves, subsea systems, mooring and riser systems, beach nourishment, environmental fluid mechanics, ship motions, dredging, tsunami modeling, autonomous and remotely operated vehicles, and renewable ocean energy.   This multidisciplinary department combines the world-class infrastructure and resources of the College Station campus with the strategic waterfront location and unique resources at Galveston.  The Galveston campus, the ocean arm of Texas A&M University, is located near the Gulf of Mexico and Houston, TX.  This unique configuration offers experimental laboratories as well as field-testing facilities including direct access to the coast and waterfront operations.  In College Station, the Department of Ocean Engineering has access to world-class technology centers such as the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS), the Offshore Technology Research Center (OTRC), the Center for Geospatial Sciences’ Application and Technology Group, the Aerospace Technology Laboratory, and the Research & Operations (ASTRO) Center. 


Applicants must have, at the minimum, an earned bachelor level degree and substantial experience for professor of practice level titles.  Candidates for other academic professional track titles must have a masters or doctoral degree in a closely related engineering or science discipline.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at http://apply.interfolio.com/71650. Applications may be considered until position(s) are filled. It is anticipated the appointment(s) will begin fall 2020.

Job Contact: Professor Marc Perlin, perlin@tamu.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.