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Associate Professor/Professor

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

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Job Title
Associate Professor/Professor & Department Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

College Of Liberal Arts

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Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description

The College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) invites applications from accomplished scholars with appropriate leadership experience for the position of Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (DINS) at the Associate or full Professor rank with tenure on arrival pending approval from the Texas A&M System Board of Regents. Rank will be determined upon review of qualifications. The successful candidate will demonstrate a team building, leadership vision that expands the achievements to be made at TAMU-CC, a Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution in south Texas. Applicants must demonstrate achievements from a well-developed research agenda, a strong commitment to service, and a record of excellence in teaching. A successful candidate will show demonstrated potential or experience to serve populations with diverse backgrounds and to innovate a university culture that is sensitive and responsive to underserved and/or underrepresented groups in higher education. The candidate must be able to teach in various modalities, such as in person on the TAMU-CC campus and virtually using hybrid or online formats. This administrative appointment is granted a 1-1 teaching load with additional service and research expectations.

Applicants must show a dedication to shared governance, undergraduate and graduate student success, enhancing the scholarly and community missions of our university, as well as a willingness to strengthen and expand links with the community and alumni. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, an ability to develop professionals and engaged leaders, and the expertise to expand educational opportunities and improve educational attainment for students at Hispanic and/or Minority Serving Institutions.

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is a new academic unit in the College of Liberal Arts. The department is home to several programs that support returning adult students and undergraduate student success at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. We offer several applied degrees through our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) Program as well as the University Studies degree (UNVS). As a focal point for exchange and dialogue on historical and contemporary issues of culture, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, the department offers minor programs in Latin-American Studies, Mexican American Studies, Black Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Required Qualifications:
  • Applicants must hold a terminal degree in a discipline appropriate to the College of Liberal Arts.
  • An established record of achievement in [interdisciplinary] scholarship, teaching, and service appropriate for appointment with tenure at the rank of Associate or full Professor in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership.
  • Demonstrated evidence of culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Experience teaching in various modalities, such as face-to-face, hybrid and/or online course delivery.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with academic program development.
  • Experience with various modes and approaches to learning, such as experiential, applied, collaborative, cooperative, service, global, communal, or integrated focused in social justice and/or undergraduate research.
  • Experience working collaboratively with community partners or outreach programs.
  • Entrepreneurial vision - defined as the ability to take risks, engage in discovery, enact direction and create a culture that will support goals as well as the skill to lead through transition(s).
  • Experience or the potential to serve populations with diverse backgrounds or underserved and/or underrepresented groups in higher education.
  • Credentialing in teaching effectiveness or completing advanced leadership academy training.


All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.

A completed application will include:

1. A letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed, including a discussion of leadership philosophy and experience engaging with issues of interdisciplinarity and/or social justice,

2. A curriculum vitae,

3. A 2-3-page letter outlining a vision for the department, and

4. Three professional references, including name, address, title, telephone number, and email address.

The job posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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