Assistant Professor in Marine Fisheries Economics

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Texas

Date Posted January 29, 2014
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), tenure track Assistant Professor in Marine Fisheries Economics. Candidates should have strong quantitative skills and will be expected to direct graduate and undergraduate research programs.

This position will support two new graduate programs; a MS program in Fisheries and Mariculture (www.fama.tamucc.edu), an affiliated Masters International Program, and a new doctoral program in Marine Biology (www.marinebiology.tamucc.edu). Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing research university. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise graduate and undergraduate researchers, and pursue a distinguished record of scholarly research. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi provides competitive salary and start-up funding, modern research laboratories and equipment, and the coastal location is ideal for fisheries research. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise including fisheries bioeconomics, ecosystem services, and social aspects of fisheries management (3 courses per academic year). May involve night, weekend, and electronic course delivery.

Candidates must have a PhD. ABDs will be considered but must have PhD by time of appointment. The start date for this position is September 1, 2014.  

 

Candidates with the ability to teach graduate-level courses merging fisheries, economics, and management are preferred. Post doctoral experience is preferred.  

 

Ample opportunities exist for collaboration with researchers from the Department of Life 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 (http://harteresearchinstitute.org), Center for Coastal Studies (http://ccs.tamucc.edu) and Conrad Blucher Institute (http://www.cbi.tamucc.edu/). Our unique location provides many opportunities for marine-related research including proximity to extensive bays and estuaries along the Gulf of Mexico.

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, and
3. A list of four references including name, title, phone number, and email address.

The position will remain open until filled with preference given to applicants applying prior to March 15th of 2014. 

 

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