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School of Education - Dean
New Mexico Highlands University

Date Posted Feb. 3, 2020
Title School of Education - Dean
University New Mexico Highlands University More About This Institution...
Las Vegas, NM, United States
Department Academic Affairs
Application Deadline Feb. 21, 2020
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
  • Dean
  • Education - General
    Education - General

New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU), a Hispanic Serving Institution in Northern New Mexico, seeks a student-centered, visionary leader with an innovative spirit for the position of Dean of the School of Education. The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School and leads faculty and staff in hiring, annual evaluations, recommendations for reappointment, promotion and tenure decisions, and post-tenure review.

The NMHU School of Education provides programs to prepare educators as well as professionals in Teacher Education-Early Childhood Multicultural Education, Elementary Education and Secondary Education; Special Education-Undergraduate and Graduate; Curriculum and Instruction-Bilingual Education, ESL, Reading, and Alternative Licensure; Educational Leadership-Licensure and Non-licensure; and Counseling-Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and School Counseling.

The Dean ensures the integrity, accountability, and continuous improvement of new and current academic programs and services, builds and maintains relationships with the community, promotes student success and satisfaction, engages in fund/friend-raising, works to increase enrollment and retention of students, and manages fiscal and other resources. The position also leads development of new academic programs and the enhancement of current ones. The Dean also promotes professional development, faculty research, and other scholarly activities. Other responsibilities include leading the development, evaluation, and administration of the School curriculum on all campuses including online. The successful candidate will have the experience and skills to advance the School of Education and P-12 education in the State of New Mexico.

The Dean reports directly to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and is a member of the Provost Council and Deans Council.

  • New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, 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. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.
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Contact Information

  • Faron Valencia
    Human Resources
    New Mexico Highlands University
    Human Resources
    Box 9000
    Las Vegas, NM 87701
  • 505-454-3308


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