Assistant/Associate Professor of Aquaculture

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Texas

Date Posted December 3, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a learning centered institution committed to making excellence inclusive. Located on its own island, we are surrounded by the water of Corpus Christi and Oso bays. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced by our modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities, and our colorful landscaping, and plazas that lend a distinctive tropical feel to the campus. Our Hispanic Serving Institution status provides a foundation to attain significant impacts for improving the educational attainment of our regional students, and our strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America places the Island University in perfect position to help realize its national and international prominence goals. TAMUCC is committed to becoming an emerging research institution with unparalleled commitment to student success, closing gaps in achievement, and creating robust campus experiences.

The Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi seeks candidates for a full-time (9-month) position as Assistant or Associate, Professor of Aquaculture. Candidates should have strong broad-based experience in marine aquaculture working with diverse species. Documented interaction with the aquaculture industry, fisheries agencies and publications in the field will be essential.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate substantial involvement in aquaculture-oriented societies. Candidates must have a PhD in Fisheries Science, Aquaculture or a related field.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to high quality research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous, externally-funded research program, advise graduate and undergraduate researchers, and pursue scholarly research in support of the Fisheries and Mariculture Masters and Marine Biology PhD Programs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi provides a competitive salary and start-up package with modern research laboratories and equipment, all in a coastal location ideal for aquaculture research. The candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in his/her field of study primarily associated with mariculture and marine fisheries. Our unique location provides many opportunities for marine-related research including proximity to extensive bays and estuaries along the Gulf of Mexico. Teaching schedule may involve night, weekend, and electronic course delivery.

Qualified applicants at the Associate Professor level will need to show advanced familiarity with the aquaculture industry and development of a strong research program in the discipline. Teaching experience at a level commensurate with that of the Associate level is advised. At least five years of full time university faculty experience including at least four
years in the rank of assistant professor.

High potential for collaborative research exists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Marine Development Center in Flour Bluff, Texas, and Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Port Aransas, Texas. Along with researchers from the Department of Life Sciences, the University has a strong portfolio of marine-oriented research institutions such as the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (http://harteresearchinstitute.org), Center for Coastal Studies (http://ccs.tamucc.edu) and Conrad Blucher Institute (http://www.cbi.tamucc.edu/).  

 

The scheduled start date of this position is September, 2014. The position will remain open until filled with preference given to applicants applying prior to December 15, 2013.

Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu. A completed application will consist of:

1. A letter of interest addressing qualifications listed above including a statement of teaching and research interests,
2. A curriculum vitae,
3. Copies of transcripts, and
4. A list of three references including name, title, phone number, and email address.  

 

Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu