Faculty Positions

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The College of Geosciences' vision is to become a leading institution in earth sciences. To achieve this goal, the College and Texas A&M University have committed the financial resources, facility support and organization to ensure that the College of Geosciences becomes a leading institution in its field.


College of Geosciences

Faculty positions available 

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;  produce creative, high-impact science; have the ability and desire to teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students; evince excellent communication skills; show the potential or have a 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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it — 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 is 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 (hr.tamu.edu/employment/dual­career.html).

Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) and Oceanography (OCNG) positions

Assistant Professor in Chemical Oceanography

The new hire will work with existing faculty and research staff within OCNG and GERG, and seek new research opportunities through proposals to local, state, federal, and industrial agencies. The research effort should be experimentally based and could focus on one of the following areas: biogeochemical cycling of organic carbon, inorganic carbon and associated elements; trace element and/or radioisotope cycling in the marine environment; chemical oceanographic aspects of climate change; utilization of modern chemical instrumental techniques and novel chemical approaches; sensor technology; international, multi-disciplinary chemical oceanography programs; development of innovative regional investigations of global chemical processes; and application of chemical techniques and technologies for regional coastal observing. The new hire will be expected to contribute to the teaching and mentoring mission of the College by teaching classes within OCNG in his/her specialty, and in support of the College's program in Environmental Geosciences. Required: Ph.D. in marine chemistry, chemical oceanography, environmental chemistry or chemistry. Preferred: Ph.D. in chemical oceanography plus post-doctoral experience. The candidate should have a strong background in experimental marine chemistry, including experience at sea and success in obtaining external research funding. Ability to work with a varied group of faculty and technical personnel. Passport or ability to obtain a passport.

Applicants should send a letter of application, including a statement on their research and teaching interests, a copy of their curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references, to Dr. Piers Chapman ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), from whom further information may be obtained.

Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2013, but the position will remain open until filled.

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