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Institution:   Western New Mexico University
Location: Silver City, NM
Category:
  • Executive - Deans - Business
  • Executive - Deans - Education
Posted: 08/13/2012
App. Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
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DEAN OPENINGS

Western New Mexico University (WNMU) serves the multi-cultural populations of New Mexico, other states, and other nations as a comprehensive university with an embedded community college role. We are a University that believes in the promise of every student, and together we work to create an educational community that instills the values and develops the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare our students of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and talents for the challenges of a changing world. Our strengths include serving a rural, diverse population with cultural sensitivity and robust technology.

Established in 1893 in Silver City as a Normal School in the Territory of New Mexico, WNMU has grown through the years to serve the western part of New Mexico in five communities: Silver City, Gallup, Lordsburg, Deming, and Truth or Consequences, NM, offering courses face to face as well as via instructional television and online. Deans would live in Silver City or surrounding areas while working with all campuses.

Silver City is located in the foothills of the Mogollon Mountains and the Black Range at an elevation of 6,000 feet; it enjoys a dry, mild, and invigorating climate. The nearby Gila National Forest provides opportunities for backpacking, camping, hunting, and fishing. Within the forest are hiking trails and Indian ruins, including the famous Gila Cliff Dwellings.

With a 119 year history of providing a quality education at an affordable cost, WNMU welcomed a new President in July 2011. President Joseph Shepard's vision of "Transforming the Future Together" has led us to restructure our organization to meet the needs of 21st century students. To that end, we have created five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health and Human Services, and Community and Workforce Development. At this time, we are beginning our search for deans to lead the new colleges. We seek to have the positions of Dean of the College of Business and Dean of the College of Education filled by January 1, 2013 and the positions of Dean of Arts and Sciences and Dean of Health and Human Services filled by July 1, 2013. We will advertise the position of Dean of the Community and Workforce Development College later in the fall.

As academic leaders of a College, the deans will join a dynamic university that is focused on the future and willing to embrace and champion innovative ideas, modes of teaching, and collaborative opportunities. Deans must hold a doctorate in a discipline represented the College they will lead. Each will have significant administrative experience in higher education and evidence of distinguished teaching and scholarship commensurate with that of a full professor.

The deans will be expected to articulate and provide a compelling vision that supports and empowers faculty, staff, and student success for the College he/she leads and to maintain solid knowledge of current trends and emerging issues in higher education. Individuals seeking these positions will demonstrate a record of academic leadership, knowledge and experience with diverse modes of course delivery, effective communication and relationship building, current scholarly and professional activities reflective of the college he/she will lead, high ethical standards, and a strong commitment to the education and cultural needs of diverse populations. Proficiency in Spanish and significant experience with international and diverse populations is desired.

Dean of the College of Business

The Dean of the College of Business is responsible for innovative and entrepreneurial leadership in the planning, development and direction of strategic priorities for all College activities. Competitive candidates must demonstrate evidence of successful leadership and oversight of business programs, faculty, and staff; expertise in and the ability to move the College to AACSB accreditation; and, proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. He/she will articulate and implement an academic vision for business programs in the global, online business world and foster the role of faculty and students as engaged citizens and leaders for social responsibility and of effective business practices.

The Dean commits to engaging in the use of technologies that improve learning and ensures a collaborative model of course creation and revision for online, instructional television, and face to face classes; supervises the continuous improvement of systems of performance evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes; secures a strong resource base through fund raising and student relationships in coordination with the University's overall efforts; ensures the development, coordination, and evaluation of marketing plans and recruitment systems; builds and maintains relationships with businesses, donors, and alumni; mentors faculty to encourage excellence in the classroom, the undertaking of appropriate research, and modeling for future business leaders; and, creates local, regional, and international networks/partnerships that serve the goals of the College and the University.

The College of Business contains the disciplines of accounting, management, marketing, business administration, management information systems, and economics. It offers associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and currently holds ACBSP accreditation.

Dean of the College of Education

The College of Education requires a forward-thinking, collaborative Dean to provide leadership to the NCATE accredited programs in a variety of disciplines. He/she must be responsible for managing and balancing various duties while working with multiple constituencies to achieve program goals. The Dean will be an advocate for the College of Education and will understand and articulate the college's needs, on and off campus.

The College consists of the disciplines of elementary education, secondary education, career and technical education, bilingual education, special education, reading, instructional technology and educational leadership. It offers certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and includes early childhood programs which serve as educational training sites. The early childhood programs include two accredited child care programs and a Family Counseling Center that offers play therapy and family counseling.

The Dean must hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D. acceptable) in a discipline represented in the College's curriculum; have direct PK - 12 experience; support the faculty in achieving standards of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the community; have genuine interest in adult degree completion programs and alternative modes of teacher certification; and have skills in mentoring faculty to help them excel in the classroom and serve as models for education students.

Preferred qualifications include proficiency in Spanish, experience in developing, teaching, or administering graduate programs; interest and experience in integrating technology into teacher preparation programs to ready the next generation to be creative, competent users of academic technology; and, experience working with multiple academic disciplines to develop curricula that prepare students to be knowledgeable, versatile classroom teachers.

The Dean ensures the collaborative model of course creation and revision for online, instructional television, and face to face classes; supervises the continuous improvement of evaluation and assessment systems; assists in fund-raising efforts for the College in coordination with the University's overall fund-raising efforts; and ensures the development, coordination, and evaluation of marketing plans and recruitment systems.

Because online programs and offerings are a large part of the College of Education, the Dean will play a key role in supporting, encouraging, and ensuring the quality of online offerings. The Dean will encourage innovative teaching and the use of appropriate instructional technology for the delivery of all online, hybrid, and F2F courses. The Dean will use a collaborative model, but have oversight, in the creation and revision of online, instructional television, and face to face courses. The Dean will have a commitment to the importance of online delivery to sustain WNMU's growth and to meet the needs of today's highly mobile students.

Dean of the College of Health and Human Services

We are seeking a dynamic leader to serve as founding dean of this new college. The Dean should be an energetic and accomplished administrator, with a history of decisive and innovative leadership, who will advance the College's commitment to increasing collaboration, innovation, grant writing, and consulting, in addition to research and scholarship, while providing continued high quality public health and human services education.

Preferred qualifications include the following:
  • Significant experience in public health or human services education.
  • Commitment to expanding and diversifying revenue sources, including private and public funding and successful experience in fundraising and resource development.
  • Demonstrated successful leadership and management abilities and a track record of collaboration and consensus building.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong, collaborative relationships that foster interdisciplinary research and scholarship and a commitment to improving health and human services equity and reducing health and service disparities and improving and protecting the public's health.
  • Commitment to recruiting and developing a diverse and talented faculty.
  • Dedication to the educational goals of a diverse and highly qualified student body.
  • Ability to represent the school in the regional, national and international public health and service communities.
  • Commitment to developing the public health and human services workforce, particularly for a rural environment.
  • Experience and interest in developing international partnerships.
Because online programs and offerings are a large part of the College of Health and Human Services, the Dean will play a key role in supporting, encouraging, and ensuring the quality of online offerings. The Dean will encourage innovative teaching and the use of appropriate instructional technology for the delivery of all online, hybrid, and face to face courses. The Dean will use a collaborative model, but have oversight, in the creation and revision of online, instructional television, and face to face courses. The Dean will have a commitment to the importance of online delivery to sustain WNMU's growth and to meet the needs of today's highly mobile students.

The Dean ensures the collaborative model of course creation and revision for online, instructional television, and face to face classes; supervises the continuous improvement of evaluation and assessment systems; and ensures the development, coordination, and evaluation of marketing plans and recruitment systems.

Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Western New Mexico University is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. The dean provides intellectual leadership and academic management for the largest of Western New Mexico University's five colleges. Arts and Sciences contains six departments (Chicano/Chicana and Hemispheric Studies, Expressive Arts, Humanities, Math and Computer Science, Natural Sciences , and Social Sciences), offering a choice of twenty- three undergraduate majors; it has a strong presence in the master's of interdisciplinary studies programs. The College of Arts & Sciences prepares students for a wide variety of careers or to continue their studies in graduate schools, medical or law schools, or other professional programs. The home for general education courses for students enrolled in WNMU's other colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences plays a vital role in the university's mission of student learning, with a core foundation in the liberal arts.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in Spanish, a creative, collaborative and visionary leader, who will work collegially and effectively with university leadership, the college faculty and a shared-governance structure, to develop and achieve the strategic goals of the college and university. He/she must possess demonstrated achievements in academic administration and resource development; and, a strong commitment to diversity. Knowledge of and experience with enrollment management, resource-allocation models and program planning in a state-funded environment are essential.

Because online programs and offerings are a large part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Dean will play a key role in supporting, encouraging, and ensuring the quality of online offerings. The Dean will encourage innovative teaching and the use of appropriate instructional technology for the delivery of all online, hybrid, and face to face courses. The Dean will use a collaborative model, but have oversight, in the creation and revision of online, instructional television, and face to face courses. The Dean will have a commitment to the importance of online delivery to sustain WNMU's growth and to meet the needs of today's highly mobile students.

The Dean ensures the collaborative model of course creation and revision for online, instructional television, and face to face classes; supervises the continuous improvement of evaluation and assessment systems; assists in fund-raising efforts for the College in coordination with the University's overall fund-raising efforts; and ensures the development, coordination, and evaluation of marketing plans and recruitment systems.

Application Information: Review of application materials will begin on Friday, September 14, 2012 and will continue until filled. While no deadline has been established, for optimal consideration candidates should submit completed applications by Thursday, September 13, 2012. A complete application must include a letter of interest, resume, a copy of your unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts are required at the time of an offer to interview), at least three letters of recommendation and the names/mailing addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of five current references.

Incomplete applications received will not be considered. Additional documentation may be requested from semi-finalists. Send required documentation to: Western New Mexico University, Attn: Human Resources Department, 1000 W. College Ave/P.O. Box 680, Silver City, New Mexico, 88062; Phone: (575) 538-6328 and FAX: (575) 538-6338. For more information about WNMU, please visit our Web site at http://www.wnmu.edu. All finalists will be required to sign an authorization for a background check prior to an invitation to interview.

Western New Mexico University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Because WNMU is a diverse community, we seek applications from persons who represent and add to this diversity. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.