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ACES Assistant Professor

Texas A&M University Department of Oceanography
College Station, Texas
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Feb 1, 2023

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Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Fellows Program is a faculty hiring program that connects early career faculty advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. Faculty are hired as ACES Assistant Professors with the expectation of transitioning to tenure track (pending departmental review) by the end of the fellowship period. ACES is administered by the Office for Diversity in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences.

The Department of Oceanography in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University is seeking applications for one ACES Assistant Professor.  This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2023. The successful candidate should apply observational, experimental, theoretical, analytical, data-science, or modeling methods to make new and innovative oceanographic discoveries. We welcome applications from individuals with expertise in any area of oceanography, including those that would enhance interdisciplinary initiatives. We particularly welcome applications with disciplinary interests in biogeochemical/Earth system modeling, marine ecology, or marine sedimentology/geophysics, and/or who can leverage existing Texas A&M University Centers of Excellence listed below.

The Department of Oceanography, located in College Station, Texas, is part of an alliance of Ocean Sciences that includes the Marine Sciences and Marine Biology Departments at TAMU Galveston, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, the International Laboratory for High-Resolution Earth System Prediction, the International Ocean Discovery Program, the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, and Texas Sea Grant. This alliance of Ocean Sciences represents a unique concentration of educational and research resources. The capacity is greatly enhanced by close ties to the College of Arts and Sciences Departments of Geology and Geophysics, Geography, and Atmospheric Sciences, and the interdisciplinary Environmental Programs and Water Management and Hydrologic Sciences degree programs.

The ACES Faculty Fellows Program promotes the research, teaching, and scholarship of early career scholars who embrace the belief that diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence. From this experience at Texas A&M, fellows should develop an understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion and the power that it holds for students, faculty, and staff to enrich their lives.

As a public, land-grant, Hispanic-serving (HSI) research university, Texas A&M upholds its responsibility to accountability, campus climate, equity, and scholarship by maintaining a campus that affirms equity and fosters inclusion and belonging. Significantly, Texas A&M holds itself accountable to improve campus climate and equity goals through clear, accessible measures. 

ACES Assistant Professors are afforded access to invaluable academic and professional development experiences to advance their careers as scholars. The objective is for ACES Assistant Professors to transition to tenure-track faculty by the end of the fellowship. ACES Assistant Professors will benefit from: prescriptive mentoring, access to instructional best practices, a vast array of world-class research and productivity resources, and a robust network of renowned Texas A&M scholars from across disciplines. 

Please email if you have any questions related to eligibility, technical issues with the application, or program details. For Department of Oceanography specific questions, please email Dr. Niall Slowey (

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