Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) invites nominations and applications for a forward-thinking leader to serve as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). The College of Liberal Arts includes the departments of English, Humanities, Psychology & Sociology, and Social Sciences, as well as the School of Arts, Media & Communication (SAMC), which includes the departments of Art + Design, Communication & Media, Music, and Theatre & Dance. CLA faculty and staff strive to prepare students for productive lives in a diverse, multicultural world by developing their intellectual, creative, communication, and critical-thinking skills.

CLA consists of 147 full-time faculty, including 124 tenured/tenure-line and 23 professional-track 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 33 percent of all student credit hours taught at TAMU-CC. Additionally, 20 percent of the university’s graduating students come from CLA.

TAMU-CC is a vibrant, relatively young doctoral granting university and Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). With approximately 11,000 students from 47 states and 54 foreign nations and 1,318 faculty and staff, it combines a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research 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.

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 this 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 February 18, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D. at

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