Instructional Assistant Professor

published Apr 10, 2019 9:33am

The Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full‐time non‐tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor. This is a 9‐month appointment for an initial three‐year term, renewable contingent on performance and continued funding. We seek an energetic educator to lead efforts to develop cutting‐edge fundamental Ocean Observing and Analysis courses, and expand our catalog of online courses. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester using effective pedagogical techniques in a combination of classroom and online settings, and develop new online course materials. Teaching opportunities also include field, high impact learning, and study abroad courses.

The successful candidate may augment the 9‐month appointment with research funding or by teaching undergraduate research and field courses and/or other courses in their area of expertise. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to make contributions to departmental service and will have opportunities to explore cutting‐edge teaching technologies or practice. This appointment includes the ability to seek extramural funding, conduct collaborative research with other members of the faculty, use department facilities, and publish research results.

At the time of employment, candidates must have a Ph.D. in Oceanography or a related discipline in addition to higher education teaching experience.

The College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University is a unique institution committed to fundamental Earth systems research across four Departments: Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Oceanography, and Geology and Geophysics. The College hosts the Texas Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The college has established a teaching/research facility in Costa Rica and a teaching facility near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This appointment includes the opportunity to work across departments and programs in the College and lead international coursework to maximize educational opportunities for our undergraduates.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/ Disability Employer committed to diversity. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual‐career partners (‐Resources/dual‐career‐partner‐placement). The College of Geosciences is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive climate for faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students. We actively work to recruit and retain a diverse cohort of undergraduate students. We seek a colleague with a track record that will complement our education mission to train a diverse pool of students for future success in applied, academic, and government positions as geoscientists.

Interested candidates should submit electronic applications to: and must include the following: curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Screening of applications will begin May 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Chair of the Instructional Assistant Professor
Search Committee by emailing Dr. Steve DiMarco at