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Department Head-Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership
New Mexico State University

  • Dec. 22, 2016
  • Department Head-Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership
  • Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership
  • New Mexico State University
    Las Cruces, NM
    United States
  • Feb. 28, 2017
  • Jul. 1, 2017
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Education - General
    Organization and Leadership
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The College of Education at New Mexico State University seeks a talented and committed leader to serve as the next Department Head for newly forming School that will include the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership & Administration, and Special Education. The Department Head will provide leadership to a unit that offers undergraduate and graduate programs (Master’s & Doctoral) in the areas of Curriculum & Instruction and Teacher Education, Educational Leadership (PK-20), and Special Education. The Department Head will also provide leadership in the overall operation and development of the newly forming School and assist in the implementation of the College’s and the University’s strategic goals. This leadership will entail managing department governance activities, addressing the needs and concerns of the College of Education, managing curriculum and instruction; contributing to the department’s teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities; supervising activities concerning faculty affairs and students; monitoring and managing the department budget and seeking additional funding; supervising office staff and resources; managing internal and external communication; and encouraging professional development of faculty and staff. It is expected that the department head will be present on campus during normal working hours for the university.

This is a full-time, twelve-month appointment reporting to the Dean of the College. The Department Head will provide a vision for the School and possess the skills necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century through leadership, planning, coordination, and supervision in matters related to all budget, personnel, programs, and services of a multidiscipline School. This person will advise the Dean and Executive Council of the College on the matters related to the success of the College. The Department Head will be a leader with knowledge on issues and trends in education at the local, state, national, and international levels. Additional responsibilities include doing scholarship and service in support of the College’s mission: "Our mission is to serve the people of New Mexico through education, research, extension education, and public service with specific emphasis on innovative practices, overcoming barriers to learning, international activities, technology, and literacy for the diverse populations of New Mexico, surrounding states and border communities." The successful candidate is expected to embrace and demonstrate the six core values of the College of Education: Excellence, Integrity, Diversity, Transparency, Leadership, and Innovation.

  • New Mexico State University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individuals’ eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and will include the completion of a criminal history check.

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  • Alma Meza
    Educational Leadership
    New Mexico State University
    Dept. of Educational Leadership & Administration
    P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3N
    Las Cruces, NM 88003
  • 575-646-4022
  • 575-646-4767


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