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Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • Position Number: 2216412
  • Location: Corpus Christi, TX
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Job Title
Director, Center for Collaborative Community Research

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Research and Innovation

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Job Description


Texas A&M University Corpus Christi invites applications for the founding Director, Center for Collaborative Community Research (CCCR), a re-imagined existing research and regional educational resource center serving the Coastal Bend area of South Texas. The center, formerly the Social Science Research Center, will now include interdisciplinary collaboration especially among the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the College of Education and Human Development. The University anticipates that the successful hire will have a strong track record of successful research, as measured in terms of scholarship and external funding.

The Director reports directly to the Vice President for Research and Innovation. Depending on experience and personal career goals, the Director may pursue a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the Associate/Professor rank or a non-tenure track Research Professor role associated with any one of the three colleges.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a Carnegie's R2 Doctoral University - High Research Activity with unparalleled commitment to student success, closing gaps in achievement, and creating robust campus experiences. Located on its own island, we are surrounded by the water of Corpus Christi and Oso Bays. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced by our modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities, and our colorful landscaping and plazas that lend a distinctive tropical feel to the Campus. Our Hispanic Serving Institution status provides a foundation to attain significant impacts for improving the educational attainment of students and life-long learners in our region. Our strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America places the Island University in perfect position to help realize its national and international prominence goals. TAMUCC is a learning centered institution committed to inclusive excellence.

The Center's emerging vision is to be a regionally and nationally recognized home to innovative and community-based participatory research that engages faculty, staff, and students especially from the three colleges with community partners in ways to develop and sustain human and social capital in the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Through interdisciplinary and holistic approaches, research initiatives and projects of the Center will study the interaction among health, education, social, and cultural factors and their impact on educational advancement and the social determinants of health in the region.


Program Management:
  • Leads the initial and ongoing development of the Center and to seek external funding to support its vision, mission, and goals.
  • Facilitates the development of services and quality support to University researchers, graduate assistants, and interns that contribute meaningfully to the outcomes of the Center.
  • Serves as administrative head of the center and is responsible for the preparation and administration of the budget, policies, and programs of the center.
  • Ensures that the Center for Collaborative Community Research (CCCR) will be self-sustaining within five years.

  • Facilitates and promotes information exchange (e.g. symposia, seminars, workshops, continuing education classes) within the University community and between the University and its many constituencies.
  • Connects the Center to public and private sector leaders in the region and encourages creativity and innovation within the Center and in the broader community.

  • Terminal degree in Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Sciences, Education and Human Development, or related.
  • Five (5) years of related experience.
  • Track record of generating sponsored research.
  • Experience working with academics and professionals from multiple disciplines and sectors.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Six (6) or more years in an academic or administrative role in higher education or private sector.
  • Demonstrated understanding of community participatory research.
  • Experience working directly with minority- serving institutions and/or diverse and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.
  • Strong grant writing and/or grant development experience.

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.

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