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Associate/Full Professor of American History

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title
Associate/Full Professor of American History & Humanities Department Chair

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

College Of Liberal Arts

Proposed Minimum Salary

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 9-month position of Chair of the Department of Humanities at the Associate or Full Professor rank with tenure on arrival pending approval from the Texas A&M System Board of Regents. Candidates for this position must hold a Doctoral degree in History or a closely related field. Candidates with any field of specialization in History will be considered for the position. Rank will be determined upon review of qualifications.

The Department of Humanities is a multi-disciplinary department that offers undergraduate degrees, minors, and certificates in History, Philosophy, and Spanish, along with a master's degree in History. The tenured, tenure-track, and teaching faculty within the department are responsible for the courses in those programs, courses required for degrees in Education, as well as multiple courses in the university Core Curriculum program. As a result, the Humanities faculty is responsible for more semester credit hours than almost any other department at TAMU-CC.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a team building, leadership vision that expands the achievements being made within the department, the College of Liberal Arts, and the wider university. Applicants must demonstrate past achievements and future plans connected to a well-developed research agenda, a strong commitment to service, and a record of excellence in teaching. Given the breadth of subject matter foci and duties in the department, all faculty are expected to work cooperatively and professionally with colleagues and share in the responsibility of group endeavors that further the mission of the department, academic unit, and university.

The department chair is granted two administrative course releases per semester along with the standard single course release per semester for research and creative activity, resulting a 1-1 teaching load. The successful candidate will be expected to teach either U.S. survey courses or World History survey courses along with upper-level undergraduate courses and courses in the History M.A. program in the candidate's area of specialization. In addition to those teaching and administrative duties, service to the department, college, university, and community is required along with research activities.

Applicants must show a dedication to undergraduate and graduate student success and shared governance 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 under-served students and/or under-representative at institutions of higher education.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty, and highly rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. The only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast. With palm tree lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and pristine views of the beach and bays, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a first-choice institution.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Doctoral degree in History or a closely related field.
  • An established record of achievement in teaching, scholarship, 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 advancing academic culture that is sensitive and responsive to under-served and/or under-representative groups in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with academic program development.
  • Experience with various modes and approaches to learning, such as experiential, applied, collaborative, cooperative, service, global, communal, 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).
  • Completion of advanced leadership academy training or credentialing in teaching effectiveness.
  • Experience teaching in various modalities, such as face-to-face, hybrid and/or online course delivery.


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

A completed application will include:
  • A letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed, including a discussion of leadership philosophy.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A 2-3-page letter outlining a vision for the department.
  • Three professional references, including name, address, title, telephone number, and email address-including a current or previous supervisor.

A review of applications will begin on March 15th, 2024. 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.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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