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Employment Opportunity: Texas A&M University Galveston

February 26, 2020

Position Type

Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure) Faculty

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Position Description

The Department of Marine Engineering Technology (MARE) at Texas A&M University at Galveston is seeking an experienced marine engineer to serve as both a senior faculty and as the Associate Department Head of the department. This position is a full-time non-tenure track 9-month academic appointment with two months of summer salary provided to support the leadership responsibilities. The position will begin on September 1, 2020. Candidates will be considered at the rank of Full Professor of the Practice; however, exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. The appointment as Associate Department Head is initially a five-year term with a potential for additional terms. The Associate/Full Professor of the Practice will report directly to the Department Head.

The successful candidate will manage all license-option (LO) responsibilities of the department in conjunction with the requirement from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and U.S. Maritime Administration, and coordinate with the Department Head on the direction of the program. Duties include overseeing the compliance with the USCG approved program, tracking required competencies for LO students, coordinating with the Texas A&M Maritime Academy on academic matters, supervising the summer at-sea professional training of engineering cadets, assisting with maritime-related industrial outreach, and providing leadership for the department on the summer sea term. Associate Department Heads are expected to contribute to the mission of teaching with a teaching assignment of two courses per semester in marine engineering technology.

The goal of the Marine Engineering Technology program is to produce graduates that become successful in the marine engineering sector of industries related to design, operations, management, and a hands-on technical competence in engineering systems and the practical application of those systems. The program provides two scholastic avenues for students, a License Option and a Non-License Option. The License Option is intended for cadets who can then sit for the U.S. Coast Guard license examination, enabling them to serve as an engineering officer aboard sea going vessels. The program is affiliated with the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of seven in the U.S. and the only academy integrated into a Tier 1 academic institution. For more information about the Marine Engineering Technology program at Texas A&M University at Galveston see the online website at http://www.tamug.edu/marr/

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 University at 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.


Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering or a related field and a U.S. Coast Guard License as 1st Assistant Engineer or higher. The following qualifications will be considered a plus: a USCG license as Chief Engineer, substantial experience and responsibilities with ocean going shipboard operations, a Master’s degree in any field related to the department’s academic programs, a background in marine automation, and experience in an academic institution. Applicants should possess a substantial background in the Marine Engineering field, exceptional communication and demonstrated engineering skills, experience in the maritime industry and the potential to excel at academic teaching and department administration. The successful candidate should expect to be in the lab/shop during some classes and have professional knowledge of tools, hazardous materials, industrial equipment and their proper usage.

Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/71802. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references (including postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses). Should you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Matt Kane, Search Committee Chair, at kanem@tamug.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

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