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Tenured/Tenure Track: Open Rank

Ocean Engineering

Galveston, Texas
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The Department of Ocean Engineering, College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for one tenured or tenure track position with a 9-month academic appointment, and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, beginning fall of 2020. Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor. Candidates are sought in the areas of autonomous vehicles and renewable ocean energy. The successful applicant will be required to teach, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program relating their expertise to some area of offshore, coastal and/or subsea engineering; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

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. 


Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, TX, with a population of more than 273,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 69,300 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $922 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $11.5 billion, the university ranks third among U.S. public universities and eighth overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life. With close to 700 faculty members and more than 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked eighth in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 14 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked third in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education.


Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Ocean Engineering, Civil Engineering, Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related engineering or science discipline. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement (optional) 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/71676. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, 2020. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment 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.