Dean of Instruction/Chief Academic Officer - UNM Gallup Branch

May 21, 2018 7:16 PM | Anonymous member

Dean of Instruction

The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications and nominations for an experienced leader to the position of Dean of Instruction/Chief Academic Officer of the UNM Gallup Branch reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the Branch.  The position is a 12-month administrative position carrying faculty rank.

UNM Gallup is the largest of four branch community colleges of the University and serves approximately 2,200 students.  Gallup is located 138 miles west of Albuquerque, and UNM Albuquerque.  Gallup has a
population of approximately 22,000 and the area provides an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities within some of the most beautiful red rock country in the Southwest.  Located near the Navajo and Zuni Reservations, UNM-Gallup has the largest Native American student body and is designated as a Department of Education Minority-Serving Institution. UNM-Gallup is fully accredited by the North Central Association.

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 62 full-time and 50 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:

  • Applicant must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.
  • At least three (3) years of earned tenure at an accredited institution and having the ability to qualify for rank of Professor at UNM Gallup.
  • Applicants must also have at least three (3) years work experience at the level of academic leadership including Chair or Dean level experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five (5) years leadership experience in higher education administration with oversight of program/course development, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated oversight of faculty promotion and tenure system.
  • Demonstrated leadership in facilitating organizational change and academic strategic
  • Demonstrated oversight and monitoring of complex instruction budgets, including securing grant funding from private, state and federal resources.
  • Experienced in the application of instructional technology, including eLearning, distance
    learning, and classroom/curriculum management systems.
  • Experienced in working with a diverse student population and a commitment to meeting the needs
    of the students.
  • Evidence of working collaboratively with businesses, schools, governments, and the community-at-large to identify and meet the educational, workforce, and applied technology needs of our local service area.
  • Evidence of leadership in strategic enrollment management.
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

To apply:

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following materials in UNMJobs at 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Cover Letter 3. A list of names and contact information of three (3) professional references and two (2) supervisory references who can speak to your directly relevant knowledge, skills and experience. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

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