Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences (Marine Ecology)
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
S&E - Life Sciences
Proposed Minimum Salary
Corpus Christi, Texas
The Department of Life Sciences of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences in
the area of Marine Ecology. Applicants working within any subdiscipline of
Marine Ecology are welcome to apply including people working in open ocean,
deep sea, coastal or estuarine environments. Researchers working in coastal
systems above the waterline are also welcome to apply. This position will
ideally be complementary to our current faculty research activities with
existing strengths in estuarine and coastal ecological processes, fisheries,
genetics, microbial ecology, community ecology, ecophysiology, ecotoxicology
and tropical and subtropical systems at various taxonomic levels. The
successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded
research program, supervise graduate students, and teach courses consistent
with their individual expertise. This position will further expand and support
our graduate programs in Marine Biology (M.S. and Ph.D.), Fisheries &
Mariculture (M.S.), and Biology (M.S.). Details about each of these
programs can be found online at https: // www. tamucc.edu/science/graduate-
recruiting.php The appointment will begin fall 2022.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing R2 Doctoral
University with high research activity located on the Gulf of Mexico
overlooking Corpus Christi Bay. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with
approximately 10,500 students, it offers a wide array of graduate and
undergraduate academic programs. Ample opportunities exist for collaboration
with researchers from the Department of Life Sciences and the Department of
Physical and Environmental Sciences as well as from the University's strong
portfolio of marine-oriented research institutions such as the Harte Research
Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (https: // www. harte.org/), Center for
Coastal Studies (https:// ccs.tamucc.edu) and Conrad Blucher Institute
(https: // www. conradblucherinstitute.org/). Our unique location provides many
opportunities for marine-related research including proximity to extensive
bays and estuaries along the Gulf of Mexico, including the hypersaline Laguna
Madre and barrier island habitats of the Padre Island National Seashore, and
many of our faculty additionally conduct research worldwide in diverse
We encourage applications from candidates who can develop research that makes
the most of our modern research laboratories and equipment, including those
associated with our newly constructed 108,000 ft2 Tidal Hall Life Sciences
Research Facility, Genomics Core Laboratory, Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory,
Isotope Core Laboratory, and High-Performance Computing Cluster. A scientific
diving program, the Laguna Madre Field Station and a fleet of small boats are
available to conduct field work in bays and the nearshore Gulf of Mexico. We
also encourage applications from candidates who can develop research that
takes advantage of our new UNOLS vessel, which is a partnership with the
University of Southern Mississippi. Field operations on the new UNOLS regional
class ship will be available for research to our college in 2023. This vessel
is 155 ft with a 38 ft beam and supports 16 scientists for up to 21 days of
operations. Porting will be in Corpus Christi and Louisiana harbors.
Ph.D. degree in Biology, Ecology, Marine Ecology, Marine Science,
Oceanography, Fisheries, or closely related discipline. Advanced ABD will
be considered; degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.
A strong publication record in leading and high impact journals.
Ability of building an active, externally funded research program.
Demonstrated experience and innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching
undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
Engagement in service activities to support institutional, professional
society and community goals.
Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion for
students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.
TO APPLY: https: // www. tamucc.edu/human-resources/careers
All requested documents must be uploaded to be considered for the position.
A completed application will include:
1. A cover letter describing experience and qualifications, including prior
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. A research statement including plans for funding support.
4. A statement of teaching experience and plans for effective instruction,
including any prior pedagogical training and professional development of
5. A statement of diversity, inclusion, and equity that addresses plans for
success at our Hispanic Serving Institution.
6. A list of three professional references with names, titles, phone numbers,
and email addresses-including a current or previous supervisor.
The position will remain open until a finalist has been selected. Applicants
are encouraged to apply by October 15th, 2021. For questions, please contact:
Dr. Benjamin Walther, Search Chair, Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M
University-Corpus Christi, email@example.com
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal
history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's
verification of credentials and/or other information required by the
institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history
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