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Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell
Roswell, New Mexico (US)
$103,249.45 - $109,444.42 Annually
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details


The Dean is responsible for the smooth and efficient functioning of the School of Arts and Sciences. The area includes degrees and certificates in a variety of areas. This position is responsible for all matters relating to instruction, finances, personnel, and the equitable operations of Arts and Sciences courses to ensure high quality programs of instruction. This position is an integral part of the Dean/AVP team, which works together to uphold the mission and vision of the institution through innovation and cooperation between academic and student affairs. This position reports to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (VPASA).  

The Dean manages employees and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this school in accordance with the institution’s policies and applicable laws. This position is responsible for all employees in Arts and Sciences.


  • With advice and input from senior level administrators and the Dean/AVP team, develops basic objectives, policies, and operating plans to align with the institution’s strategic objectives;
  • Assists the VPASA with the development and implementation of equitable and inclusive policies and procedures that affect instruction across all service areas;
  • Oversees and guides the academic directors for Arts and Sciences;
  • Serves as education/support function leader;
  • Develops operating and capital expenditure budgets and priorities;
  • Ensures ENMU-Roswell policies are uniformly and equitably understood, interpreted, and administered by faculty and staff;
  • Assesses and analyzes operating results of the school relative to established objectives and ensures appropriate steps are taken to correct unsatisfactory conditions;
  • Evaluates faculty and staff in accordance with ENMU-Roswell policies;
  • Oversees screening and hiring procedures for faculty and staff;
  • Promotes effective communication within the school and across other areas of campus;
  • Leads/facilitates curriculum development and textbook adoption according to adopted policies;
  • Approves class schedules;
  • Oversees internal and external fiscal accounting for the service area including budget requests, fund allocation and approvals, and supervision of fiscal records;
  • Prescribes the specific limitation of the authority of subordinates regarding policies, contractual commitments, expenditures and personnel actions, and reviews and approves the appointment, employment or termination, in consultation with the VPASA and President, of all key faculty and staff in the school in accordance with ENMU-Roswell’s policies and procedures;
  • Serves on other institutional committees as appointed or elected;
  • Represents the institution as appropriate to promote ENMU Roswell and its programs to the community and to participate in community affairs;
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned;

This section describes what knowledge, skills, and abilities an employee in this position should currently possess. This list may not be complete for all knowledge skills and abilities necessary for this position.

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate ideas, problems, and instructions (written and oral) with ENMU Roswell faculty, staff, and administration as well as with community and accreditation partners.
  • Ability to analyze situations, evaluate data, recommend and implement courses of action that would improve the function of the university.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in decision making.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and both short-and long-term goal implementation.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution. 
  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience.
  • Three years teaching experience at a community college.
  • Experience working with various technical programs.
  • Experience working with diverse groups including low-income, first generation, minority students.


  • Experience working in a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
  • Experience working with grants.

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