Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) seeks a student-centered, forward-looking leader to serve as its next dean of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

The college offers undergraduate degrees in applied arts and sciences, criminal justice, English, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish and university studies. The college has master’s degrees in clinical psychology, English, history and public administration. Additionally, the college offers 21 minors and certificates. CLA consists of 102 full-time faculty and 20 staff members dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research/creative activity. The college plays a significant role in the university’s core curriculum, accounting for 43 percent of all student credit hours taught at TAMU-CC.

The successful candidate must have a terminal degree appropriate to the college from a regionally accredited university and academic credentials commensurate with the appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure. This individual must also have a record of progressive administrative experience.

TAMU-CC is a vibrant, relatively young doctoral granting university and Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). With approximately 11,000 students from 48 states and 54 foreign nations and 1,318 faculty and staff, it combines a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research, scholarly activity and community engagement. In late 2018, TAMU-CC achieved R2 Doctoral University-High Research Activity classification by the Carnegie Commission of Higher Education, which further promotes the university’s culture of innovation and research. The university has begun to strengthen and grow its infrastructure to support existing and promising new programs. Services and operations dedicated to student recruitment, retention and welfare will be expanded to meet increased student demands and enhance the educational experience for all. The university has recently launched a new strategic plan, Islander Impact 2030.

A detailed leadership profile is available at this link.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by December 18, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Ryan Crawford, Julia Bradley and Sarah Seavey at

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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