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Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education of Nursing (req21063)

University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posting Number

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type
Open Rank

Hiring Department
College of Nursing (AFD)

Academic Location
College of Nursing

Benefits Eligible
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.

Position Summary
The University of New Mexico (UNM), College of Nursing (CON) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs. The Assistant Dean's primary responsibility is providing visionary leadership in planning, implementing and evaluating undergraduate academic programs, which anticipate nursing workforce needs in a dynamic health care environment. Serve as a key member of the College's leadership team. This includes providing strategic leadership to develop a future vision of the College to enhance current and emerging programs and the stewardship of resources, personnel, and collaboration within the CON, UNM, and across the state.

Authority and responsibility for administration of the Undergraduate Programs to include but not limited to budget management, workload assignments, management and supervision of faculty and staff, development and enforcement of policies, meeting regulatory and accreditation requirements, teaching, and development and implementation of curriculum.

This is a leadership position, which includes active leadership in academic affairs; commitment to diversity, equity, interprofessional and community engagement. This position provides a vital role in the development of research, scholarship, and clinical programs at the undergraduate levels, as well as facilitate a culture of effective mentorship. The incumbent is expected to engage in teaching, maintain an active program of scholarship, and service with a consistent record of funding support appropriate for faculty at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (clinical educator track or tenure track).

Responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for developing and executing a continuous quality improvement plan for undergraduate programs and processes including undergraduate academic program evaluations
  • Conduct annual evaluation of undergraduate faculty in concert with program directors. In addition completes annual evaluation for the program directors. All evaluations are reviewed by Executive Vice Dean and Dean
  • Oversee program directors for the delivery and evaluation of undergraduate academic programs including assurance of accreditation standards, and preparation of administrative reports related to undergraduate clinical academic programs
  • Mentor faculty in scholarly activities in collaboration with the leadership team
  • Supervision and oversight of the quality and effectiveness of individual adjunct faculty's teaching
  • Fiduciary oversight of program budgets in concert with Executive Vice Dean
  • Provide ongoing feedback and create learning opportunities for faculty development and mentorship
  • Facilitate an environment that supports student, staff, and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Maintain open interactions and availability to students

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing

The University Of New Mexico College of Nursing, located in Albuquerque, NM, ranks in the top 15% of nursing programs in the country. With over 1,000 enrolled students, the college offers pre- and post-licensure baccalaureate, master's, post-master's, and doctoral programs. Program offerings include the state's premiere Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs; master's and post-master's programs across seven concentrations for APRNs, nurse educators, and nurse administrators; and the New Mexico Nurse Education Consortium baccalaureate curriculum.

Our faculty engage in innovative teaching, research and clinical scholarship to understand and address the health care needs among our most vulnerable populations. As a College of Nursing at a research-intensive, federally designated Hispanic-serving institution situated on indigenous lands, we benefit both from the manifold opportunities and from the responsibilities we carry. Consistent with our mission, vision, and values, we strive to openly support and deeply respect our diverse students, staff, and faculty. We expect our faculty to benefit from and contribute to an inclusive environment that facilitates equity in research, scholarship, service, education, and practice.

The University of New Mexico is New Mexico's flagship R1 research intensive institution occupying nearly 800 acres near historic Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 929,000 people. The College of Nursing is part of a vibrant HS, which includes New Mexico's only Level-1 Trauma Center. The HSC provides and exceptional education for more than 1,500 students each year in 21 different health fields. The HSC is known for innovative research with more than $165 Million in extramural research funding. The HSC has an established Clinical & Translational Science Center that provides extensive opportunities and resources to support collaborative research in a variety of interest areas. The University of New Mexico offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD or related doctorate
  • Must be eligible for rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • Must be eligible for nursing licensure in New Mexico
  • Demonstrated leadership in the mentorship, development, and advocacy of faculty, students and staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Participate in the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students.
  • The incumbent has engaged in an active program of scholarship, and service with a consistent record of funding support appropriate for faculty at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (clinical educator track or tenure track).
  • Demonstrated strong track record as a consensus builder and collaborator to meet the organization mission and vision.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
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To receive full consideration please include:

1.) Cover Letter that includes your brief statement of commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2.) Curriculum Vitae

3.) List of three professional references with one being the most current employer including name, telephone number, and e-mail address.

References will be checked at final stage of consideration

For Best Consideration
For best consideration, please apply by 8/27/2022. This position will remain open until filled.

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