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Professor of Oceanography and Department Chair

The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (PENS) from individuals with an outstanding record in research and teaching in Oceanography. The department chair will provide direction, advocacy, oversight, and management to one of the most diverse and productive academic units on campus. Specifically, the chair will play a vital role in ensuring the success of a MS and PhD program in Coastal and Marine System Science, as well as the continued success of existing BS and MS programs within the department.

PENS has 17 full time tenured or tenure-track faculty, 5 teaching staff/or instructors and over 300 science majors (including undergraduate and graduate students).  PENS offers BS degrees in Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Geology; an MS in Environmental Science; and a PhD in Coastal Marine System Science. Several new degree programs are being proposed including a Physics BS, Atmospheric Sciences BS, Chemistry MS, Coastal and Marine System Science MS, and Meteorology MS.

Applicants must have a PhD in Oceanography or related field and an academic record of achievement in scholarship appropriate for appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor (with a minimum of seven years' experience in the professoriate at any rank). The incumbent will be expected to maintain an active externally funded research program and mentor graduate and undergraduate students and junior faculty in the department. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong research record in geological, physical or chemical oceanography. Candidates must also demonstrate administrative experience, ability to oversee curriculum development and innovation, and communicate clearly and lead collaboratively.

TAMUCC (http://www.tamucc.edu) is uniquely positioned to become an emerging research institution with a focus on science, engineering and resource economics and policy, particularly as they apply to the Gulf of Mexico. A Hispanic-serving institution, we are located on the Gulf of Mexico with a modern campus overlooking Corpus Christi Bay. With more than 10,000 students, the university offers a wide array of academic programs with 18% of the students enrolled in graduate programs.   

Please submit an online application and supporting documentation to: https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu.

A completed application file will consist of:
1)            A letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed above,
2)            A position statement describing leadership style, philosophy of teaching, research, and particularly administration,
3)            A current curriculum vitae,
4)            A list of three professional references including names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses.

Search Committee Chair, Dr. Luis Cifuentes, can also be contacted for inquiries about the position at luis.cifuentes@tamucc.edu or at (361) 825-2577.

Review of applications will begin on 15 January 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date for this position is 1 September 2013.   

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



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