Department Head and Professor, Department of Maritime Business Administration job with TEXAS A&M GALVESTON

Position Description

The Department of Maritime Business Administration at Texas A&M University Galveston invites applications for a full-time, tenure review upon hire position with an 11-month academic and administrative appointment beginning Fall 2024. We are seeking an experienced and visionary department head with demonstrated academic leadership, and scholarship applicable to business with emphasis on maritime administration. This position will be hired at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor for an exceptional candidate. The appointment as Department Head is initially a five-year term with a potential for additional terms. 

Competitive candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Business Management related fields and must be internationally recognized as leaders in the Maritime or Marine-related academic field of study; have a vision for the future for the department, as well as the challenges and opportunities at the national and international level; and be a successful advocate for students, staff, and faculty in the department. They should support faculty in garnering external funding. They must have administrative and budgetary management experience, have experience that lends itself to facilitating effective learning and instruction, be committed to transparent and engaged faculty governance, be collaborative, and be able to manage and resolve conflict. Further, we seek an individual who has a leadership style that supports the department community members, creating a department climate where all members are heard, valued, and respected, and in which all community members can thrive.

The department head is responsible for leadership of the department including the vision for the department, strategic planning, the management of the financial resources and human resources responsibilities. The department head serves as the chief academic, fiscal, development, and administrative officer for the Department. The department head is responsible for fostering faculty excellence in research, teaching, and service consistent with Texas A&M University Galveston’s Strategic Plan ( providing effective advocacy for the department within the college, university, Houston/Galveston Port Community, state, and nation; encouraging a positive, collegial climate; promoting local, regional, state, national and international outreach; establishing a successful record of creating a positive climate for the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse faculty, students, and staff. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the need of the department and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

The department head of Maritime Business Administration oversees the Master of Maritime Business Administration program and the undergraduate program, and supervises internships within the Master’s program. The department head is also responsible for overseeing multiple international study abroad programs. 


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