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Career Opportunities


To significantly advance research and instructional excellence in fields related to scientific ocean drilling, the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for up to four faculty positions. We seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand existing university-wide strengths in scientific ocean drilling, especially through the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).

We seek candidates who possess a strong commitment to research and instruction; demonstrated capacity to produce creative, high-impact science; the ability and desire to teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students; excellent communication skills; and a demonstrated potential or track record in securing external funding. As a collaborative interdisciplinary approach is the hallmark of success in ocean drilling science, we are most interested in candidates who value engaging in and fostering a cooperative and enriching work environment.

The Dean of the College of Geosciences will appoint successful candidates, based on expertise and preference, to one of four departments: Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology & Geophysics, or Oceanography. Joint appointments are possible.

The academic appointments will be nine-month, tenure-track or tenured positions, and are expected to be at the assistant and/or associate professor level. Candidates with suitable qualifications will be considered for appointment as full professor and an endowed chair.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in a field related to geoscience. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) climate and ocean change, basin/margin processes, sedimentary processes, earthquake processes, biogeochemistry, ecosystems and the deep biosphere, geophysics (including down-hole logging), geoinformatics/data science and land­ocean dynamics.

The search committee will begin to review applications 1 May. Start date is negotiable, but can be as early as September 2014.

Submit applications and address questions to Jack Baldauf, Executive Associate Dean and search committee chair. Email: Phone: 979-845-3651.

    • Electronic curriculum vita

    • Statement of research and teaching interests and accomplishments

    • Names and email addresses of at least three references

Departments and Centers

The combination of academic departments, programs and facilities in the College of Geosciences are unique among research universities. The college houses the departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology and Geophysics, and Oceanography, and interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Geosciences and Water Management and Hydrological Sciences. The College is also home to the International Ocean Discovery Program, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems, Center for Tectonophysics, the Center for Atmospheric Chemistry and the Environment, Texas Center for Climate Studies, and Texas Sea Grant. The College has strong ties with the vibrant and growing marine science and marine biology programs at Texas A&M Galveston as well as affiliated ocean and petroleum engineering programs at Texas A&M.

Texas A&M University 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. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners (­career.html).


The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Visiting Scientist Program, located in Springfield, VA, offers scientists unique opportunities to conduct research in Advanced Laser Remote Sensing, Geologic and Geochemical, Geospatial Statics, Object Based Imagery, Quantifying Massive Geospatial Datasets Research Projects and many more areas of research.
Applications are accepted ongoing throughout the year. U.S. citizenship is required to complete a SCI security clearance. Applicants should have received or must be completing a master’s degree or Ph.D. (preferred), degree must be completed within past 5 years). Current college or university faculty members willing to go on sabbatical are also eligible to apply. The participant will receive a monthly stipend. The stipend rate is $60-80K+ based upon level of education, training, and experience. Relocation assistance, health benefits, travel and training may be provided. A two-page statement of research interest paper is required for consideration. For further information and to apply, visit: Click on Open Projects to search NGA opportunities. Additional questions may be answered by emailing