Dean - UNM Gallup Branch

October 10, 2017 2:08 PM | Anonymous member



The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.  The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites application and nominations for an experienced leader to the position of Dean of Instruction (Chief Academic Officer) of the UNM Gallup Campus reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the Campus.  The position is a 12-month administrative position carrying faculty rank.

UNM Gallup is located approximately 135 miles west of Albuquerque and the main UNM Campus.  It is one of four two-year branch campuses of UNM and is designed a Minority-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.  The enrollment of approximately 2,500 students includes one of the largest percentages of Native American student populations of any non-tribal college in the United States.

UNM Gallup is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and offers transfer degrees, Career-Technical certificates and degrees, Adult Education, Community Education and Workforce Development Training, and a large range of Dual Credit programming in conjunction with area high schools, including an on-site Early College Charter School.  Gallup has a population of approximately 21,000 serving as the seat of McKinley County.  The area provides an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities within some of the most beautiful red rock country in the Southwest.  Gallup is known for its location in the heart of the Native American lands.

The Dean of Instruction is the College's Chief Academic Officer with overall responsibility for leadership and administration of the instructional programs and the faculty.  Approximately 70 full-time and 65 part-time faculty are fully engaged in the shared governance system and the Dean works closely with faculty leaders to ensure excellence in the academic program.  Programs of the Institution are carried out through four academic administrative units including:  1) Arts and Sciences, 2) Business and Applied Technology, 3) Education, Health and Human Services, and 4) the College Library.  Division Chairs report directly to the Dean.  The Dean is a member of the Campus Executive Leadership Team providing overall guidance to instructional activities of the campus under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer.

The Dean's Leadership responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Encouraging and facilitating excellence in teaching, scholarly pursuits, and services to the college and the community, with a special emphasis on student success.
  • Academic strategic planning, development and oversight of the instructional budget, and ongoing review and assessment of all programs of the College.
  • The Dean works closely with the leadership of the faculty and the Office of the Provost to oversee the Promotion and Tenure and faculty hiring processes.
  • The Dean promotes educational innovation including instructional technologies through the college service area.
  • Encourages faculty development and administers the Faculty Professional Development Fund.
  • Works to build close relationship with Deans and Department Chairs of academic programs on the Albuquerque campus and other branch campuses, and serves as a member of the UNM Dean's Council under the leadership of the Provost.
  • The Dean maintains close working relationships with area governments, Tribal leaderships, the business community, school districts, and College Alumni and professional associations to ensure the on-going relevance of academic programs to meet the needs of the community.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution.
  • At least three years at the rank of Professor, having earned tenure at an accredited institution and having the ability to qualify for tenure at UNM Gallup.
  • At least three years work experience at the level of senior campus leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated success in:

  • Academic strategic planning
  • Faculty governance systems in a shared governance system
  • University promotion and tenure systems
  • Developing and overseeing complex instructional budgets, including grant funded activities
  • Curriculum development, student learning outcomes assessment, and program review
  • Applications of instructional technology, including e-learning, distance learning, and classroom/curriculum management systems
  • Securing funding from private, state, and federal resources
  • Working with diverse student populations and a commitment to meeting the needs of all students
  • Experience working with technical and professional programs that lead to a certificate and/or degree
  • Working collaboratively with local business, schools, governments, and the community-at-large to identify and meet education and workforce needs
  • Strategic enrollment management
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ·         UNM Chrome experience
  • ·         Contract and Grant experience
  • ·         Retail sales and/or Tax accounting
  • ·         Property accounting
  • ·         Inventory management


The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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