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Professor and Head, Department of Marine Biology

Galveston, TX
Expiration Date: April 12, 2018

Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus - Marine Biology Department

Professor and Head, Department of Marine Biology

The Department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and Head of Marine Biology (MARB).

Qualifications. Candidates must possess a doctorate in a field related to any of the department's academic programs, qualify for the rank of full professor and have a distinctive and active record of research, publication, and external funding. Competitive candidates should be internationally recognized as leaders in their academic field of study; have a vision for the future for the department, as well as the challenges and opportunities at the national and international level; and be a successful advocate for students, staff, and faculty in the department. They should support faculty in garnering external funding. They should have administrative and budgetary management experience, have experience that lends itself to facilitating effective learning and instruction, be committed to transparent and engaged faculty governance, be collaborative, and be able to manage and resolve conflict. Further, we seek an individual who has a leadership style that supports the diversity of department community members, creating a department climate that embraces the values of inclusion so that all members are heard, valued, and respected, and in which all community members can thrive.

Responsibilities: The Head serves as the chief academic, fiscal, development, and administrative officer for the Department. The Head is responsible for fostering faculty excellence in research, teaching, and service consistent with Texas A&M Galveston's Strategic Plan (http://www.tamug.edu/AcademicAffairs/Strategic_Plan_2016-2020.html); providing effective advocacy for the department within the college, university, state, and nation; encouraging a positive, collegial climate grounded in the ideals of diversity, inclusion, equity, fairness, and social justice; promoting local, regional, state, national and international outreach; establishing a successful record of creating a positive climate for the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse faculty, students, and staff. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the need of the Department and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

The Marine Biology Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from Texas A&M University

- Bachelor of Science degrees in Marine Biology, Marine Fisheries, and Marine Biology-License Option (mariner training in Texas A&M Maritime Academy); and Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in Marine Biology. Teaching and research facilities are located in Galveston, Texas, along the shore of Galveston Bay. Galveston is an island city on the Gulf coast of Texas, 50 miles south of Houston. MARB faculty (n=18) collaborate with scholars across the institution, state, nation and world in active research efforts and in garnering extramural funding (>$5 million per year of funded research expenditures).

Application materials: If you would like the challenge and opportunity to lead an outstanding department, please upload 1) a letter of intent describing your vision for the Department and outlining your research, teaching, and service accomplishments; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for four professional references at: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/Galveston-TAMUG/Professor-and-Head--Department-of-Marine-Biology_R-002147-1, or by mailing the application material to: Marine Biology Department Head Search Committee, PAR # 4101 c/o Human Resources Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX 77553-1675. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. For more information on the position, please contact the interim Department Head, Dr. Jaime Alvarado Bremer at alvaradj@tamug.edu. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 27, 2018, but the starting date is negotiable. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Veterans / Disability Employer committed to Diversity. Notice of Non-discrimination http://www.tamug.edu/hrd/linksAndForms/TAMUG Notice of Nondiscrimination and Abuse.pdf

Interest Area 
Research
Teaching
Position Type 
Full-Time
Minimum Degree Requirements 
PhD