Director and Professor in Oceanography
Texas A&M University is seeking a dynamic and innovative Director for the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), a center of applied geosciences, in the College of Geosciences.
We seek an accomplished scholar with strong administrative experience who will provide vision and leadership for this interdisciplinary center of excellence, and whose scientific credentials merit the rank of Professor in the Department of Oceanography. Highly qualified candidates will have a proven record of obtaining external funding for large multidisciplinary research entities, and of managing research teams in multi-million dollar research programs.
Texas A&M University, the College of Geosciences, and the Department of Oceanography have committed $5.5M in new funding over a nine-year period to ensure the long-term growth, sustainability and integration of GERG with the Department of Oceanography. These funds include support for new personnel, equipment and infrastructure improvements. The funds will be administered by the new Director to enhance the Center’s outstanding scientific, technical and analytical capabilities in the ocean sciences and its involvement in the academic mission of the Department of Oceanography and College of Geosciences through graduate and undergraduate student engagement.
The Director leads the Center in strategic planning and proposal development for extramural funding, currently drawn from national, state and private sector sources. The Center is organized in interrelated groups with emphases in 1) ocean sciences related to observing systems with buoys, moorings, gliders and other field-based operations; 2) environmental sciences associated with quality, ecosystem health, and human impacts; and 3) resource geosciences associated with exploration and production. The Director will shape the Center’s scope and efforts in future areas.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Oceanography or related field with extensive experience in seagoing operations and oceanographic instrumentation and facilities management.
Interested candidates should submit electronic versions of a curriculum vita, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, the names and email addresses of at least three references, and up to four reprints by email attachments, to Dr. Jack Baldauf, Executive Associate Dean, College of Geosciences, firstname.lastname@example.org. We strongly encourage interested applicants to contact Dr. Piers Chapman, Department Head for Oceanography, email@example.com or 979-845-7211, and Dr. Terry Wade, Interim Director of Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-862-2361, for further information about the exciting opportunities afforded by this substantial institutional commitment. Initial review of applicants will begin 15 January 2013. We are eager to have the new Director involved in the ongoing planning and near-term hiring and implementation.
The Department of Oceanography and the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group are part of the College of Geosciences, which also comprises the departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology and Geophysics, Texas Sea Grant, and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Additionally, the College administers programs in Environmental Sciences and Water. Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a dynamic and international university community of 172,000 people. Texas A&M is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners.