Professor & Department Chair, Art and Design
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
College Of Liberal Arts
Proposed Minimum Salary
Corpus Christi, Texas
The College of Liberal Arts and School of Arts, Media &
Communication at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invite
applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of
full Professor in the Department of Art + Design to begin as early
as summer 2022. The teaching load for department chairs in the
college is typically one course per fall and spring semester, in
addition to administrative responsibilities and continued
The successful candidate is a leader who will help envision the
future of the Department, enable student success, and support
Studio Art, Art History, and Graphic Design disciplines and
faculty. The Department seeks candidates committed to diversity,
equity, and inclusion as well as collaborative leadership.
Candidates are expected to manage routine operations while focusing
on long-range plans to foster growth in quality programs. The
successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and
problem-solving skills, represent the Department and the Arts
within the University and broader community, advocate for various
student, faculty, and staff concerns and display the highest
ethical values and principles in personal and professional
The Responsibilities of the Department Chair include, but are not
- Faculty Leadership - advocate for and mentor faculty and
conduct faculty and staff performance reviews.
- Program Leadership - lead the development of current and
potential programs as well as goal-setting initiatives for the
Department; support annual instructional assessment and review;
encourage interdisciplinary outreach; and promote research and
creative scholarship that enhances the Department's
- Operational Leadership - coordinate with university
administration to determine class schedules and faculty workloads;
ensure adherence to university and college procedures and policies;
and direct approved personnel searches at the department
TAMU-CC has achieved an R2 Doctoral University-High Research
Activity classification by the Carnegie Commission of Higher
Education. The Department of Art + Design consists of 15 full-time
faculty, including 12 tenured/tenure-line, 3 professional-track
faculty and visiting faculty, and 2 staff members. The Department
of Art + Design offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in
Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor
of Fine Arts with Teacher's Certification, and Master of Fine Arts.
The Weil Gallery in the Center for the Arts on campus offers
students, faculty, and the community exposure to a wide array of
exhibitions and events. The university currently is renovating a
building in downtown Corpus Christi to include a second gallery
space. The Department hosts or participates in a range of creative
activities with entities located in the Coastal Bend community
including KSpace Contemporary, The Art Center of Corpus Christi,
the Rockport Art Center, and the Art Museum of South Texas.
Convenient access to the metropolitan centers of Houston, San
Antonio, and Austin provides further access to cultural
opportunities. For more information, visit the Department's
Department Landing | Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Candidates must meet the appropriate credentialing requirements for
the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS) and:
- A terminal degree in Arts Administration, Arts Management, Art
History, Studio Arts, or Graphic Design.
- Meet academic credentials commensurate with the rank of
professor with tenure and hold a record of progressive
- A record of teaching excellence and student
- Successful administrative or leadership experience in higher
- A collaborative, collegial, and transparent approach to
leadership with a record of promoting shared governance to shape a
vision and accomplish goals.
- The ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and
culturally diverse campus community.
- Demonstrated success in and support of research, scholarship,
and creative activity, and an understanding of the differences in
these activities across disciplines within the
- Experience with planning, delivering, and assessing student
learning for continuous improvement.
- Demonstrated ability to implement data-driven
- Experience with equitable and effective allocation of
departmental resources, such as budgetary requests, maintenance of
facilities, equipment purchases and repairs, and space
- The ability to develop and nurture strategic relationships with
internal and external partners, including demonstrated fundraising
- An understanding of historical, current, and future trends and
issues affecting Studio Art, Art History, and Graphic Design in
higher education and in the broader profession.
- Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration and
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
TO APPLY: https://www.tamucc.edu/human-resources/careers/
All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for
A completed application will include:
1. A letter of application addressing the qualifications listed,
incorporating statements of leadership, teaching, and creative
2. A curriculum vitae
3. Examples of current research and/or creative scholarship
4. Copies of all unofficial transcripts
5. Three professional references including name, address, title,
telephone number, and email address.
The job posting will remain open until a finalist has been
selected. The review of applications will begin January 16,
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
committed to diversity.
To apply, visit https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMUCC_External/job/Corpus-Christi-TAMUCC/Professor---Department-Chair--Art-and-Design_R-044130-1