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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 invites applications to fill up to five (5) full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions becoming available over the next ten months.

Two of the available positions will begin with a 5-month academic appointment to cover the spring semester beginning January 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022. The successful candidate may then be renewed annually with a full-time 9-month academic appointment each fall (September 1 – May 31), contingent upon adequate performance. Please reference PAR 4657 if you are applying for a position with the start date of January 1, 2022.

Up to three (3) additional full-time, non-tenure track positions with 9-month academic appointments will be available beginning September 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023.  Please reference PAR 4658 if you are applying for a position with the start date of September 1, 2022.

The successful candidates will enhance the quality of education in maritime transportation. The primary role will be to integrate both academic and ship operations to maintain licensing and educational requirements. This includes delivering the required federal portion of Deck license option curriculum to undergraduate cadets in the MART, Marine Biology-LO, Marine Science-LO, etc. and graduate degrees with LO programs. These courses encompass specific aspects of Maritime Administration (MARAD) & US Coast Guard (USCG) national & international regulations. The new faculty hires must hold or have held a USCG unlimited ocean-going license & Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW) credentials.

Applicants will be considered for the faculty rank of Assistant Professor of the Practice and will require expertise in the areas of marine transportation, navigation, seamanship, ship stability, cargo, medical and lifesaving courses. Other endorsements such as Tug & Tow, Marine Surveying or Fast Rescue Craft would be advantageous. These positions also support MART 200, 300, and 400 during the 3-month summer sea terms on board a maritime academy training vessel. In addition, these positions also support the MART Department through service on multiple departmental/campus committees, advising of license option students, and liaison with the community of practice. These positions also support the MART Department through service on multiple departmental/campus committees, assisting in the advising of license option students and holding open office hours.   

Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU) 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 driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M’s sea-grant portion of Texas A&M’s rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million 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 400 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. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in the diverse community of Galveston, about a 1-hour drive south of Houston, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Houston/Galveston area is a vibrant, dynamic community that offers cultural diversity, arts and entertainment, job opportunities, and overall quality of life. The Galveston Campus values inclusion, diversity, and equity and understands that an interculturally competent campus community advances the special-purpose mission. We seek individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute to our campus learning and work environment.  Texas A&M University (TAMU/G) is aspiring to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). In addition, we particularly encourage applications by candidates from historically underrepresented minorities in alignment with the strategic plan and Texas A&M-Galveston’s campus-wide inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability efforts.


Requirements are Bachelor's degree or higher, 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 apply.interfolio.com/97407.

Applicants must submit electronic copies of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • At least 3 references with contact information
  • United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with corresponding Certificates and Endorsements (color copy)
  • United States Coast Guard Medical Certificate
  • Transportation Workers Identification Card -TWIC (front and back)
  • Current U. S. Passport (color copy)
  • Diversity Statement detailing professional skills, experience and/or willingness to support campus inclusion, diversity and equity efforts.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of Texas A&M University at Galveston’s academic community. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Ryan Vechan at rvechan@tamug.edu. Review of applications will begin November 11, 2021 and the positions will remain open until filled.

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.