Job Post-Dean

R. DERLIN (rderlin@NMSU.Edu)
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 21:22:14 -0700 (MST)


New Mexico State University (NMSU) invites applications and nominations for
the position of Dean of the College of Education. We seek an individual
with a prominent national reputation who will bring creative vision and
strong leadership to the College which operates in a dynamic, diverse, and
collegial environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Responsible to the Executive Vice-President/Chief Academic Officer for
the effective leadership and administration of the college;
2. Responsible for an environment promoting excellence in teaching,
research, and professional service;
3. Coordinates the activities of the faculty in developing and maintaining
the educational objectives and academic standards of the college including
4. Directs all graduate and undergraduate programs of instruction and
research in five departments;
5. Manages all human (74 FTE faculty and 70 staff) and financial ($4
million) resources of the college; and
6. Advocates on behalf of the university and college to the public and
establishes and maintains contact with school districts and related
community based organizations.

Qualifications: earned doctorate in education or a related field, five years
of effective leadership experience at the Department Head/Chair or higher
organizational level; and evidence of excellence in teaching, service and
scholarly achievement sufficient for appointment at the rank of full professor.

Preferred Qualifications: experience in working with diverse populations and
demonstrated interest in multicultural, educational equity and international
educational issues; fostering the empowerment and collaborative
participation of human resources to achieve organizational goals; developing
and maintaining externally funded programmatic research activities;
advocating successfully in complex organizational environments, technology
innovations, and P-12 public education settings; evidence of an
understanding of the interdisciplinary foci of preparation programs for
educators, clinicians, and administrators; and excellent communication skills.

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications; competitive.

For further information about this position, the university or college see
our website at

Applications accepted through January 10, 1997 or until position is filled.
Preferred starting date for employment is July 1, 1997.

Applicants should send a letter of application describing the highlights
your leadership experiences, how these experiences have influenced your
orientation and philosophy of educational leadership, and how this will
translate to your leadership of the COE in a dynamic, diverse, and collegial
environment and a current vita including names, addresses, telephone
numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses (if available) of four persons who
can provide recommendations upon request to our website at or Graduate School, Attn: Timothy J.
Pettibone, Dean, Dept. 3G, NMSU, Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001,
(505)646-5746, E-Mail:

NMSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Offer of
employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for
employment in the United States. Female and minorities candidates are
encouraged to apply.

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