The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for the
part-time (.50 FTE) position of Director of Global and National
Security Programs. This position will be for four years with the
possibility of renewal and will report to the Office of the Provost
and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
UNM’s Global and National Security Policy Institute (GNSPI) grew
out a perceived need for greater coordination among international
security-related STEM, social science, law, and humanities fields.
GNSPI developed a Professional Masters of Science Degree in Global
and National Security (PMSGNS) based on intensive 8-week modules
designed for working professionals seeking interdisciplinary
education on security policy questions, broadly defined. The
program is of particular interest to technical professionals whose
duties or career goals extend to address broad policy issues that
are inherently interdisciplinary. GNSPI holds an annual
symposium and other events that promote dialogue among academics
and practitioners on global security issues and emerging
In parallel, UNM developed an undergraduate-focused Intelligence
Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC-CAE), one of thirteen
such centers nationwide, that offers a certificate in National
Security and Strategic Analysis, as well as a Global and National
Security concentration under UNM’s interdisciplinary Bachelors of
Integrative Studies and Innovation degree program. The Director of
Global and National Security Programs will oversee both the
graduate and undergraduate programs, in coordination with Deans of
participating colleges and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, the
University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres along old
Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more
than 900,000 people. We seek a visionary leader for UNM’s global
and national security programs, with a strong record of
accomplishments, suited to guide and promote graduate and
undergraduate education, as well as outreach activities of a
flagship university with a student population unlike that of any
other flagship school. UNM is a Carnegie doctoral/very high
research (R1) university and a federally designated,
Hispanic‐serving institution. It is the only flagship university
in the nation with a minority-majority undergraduate student
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide strategic management of GNSPI academic, research, and
- Forge strong partnerships and collaborative relationships with
participating departments, leadership, faculty, and staff.
- Supervise development and maintenance of appropriate graduate
and undergraduate global and national security-related curricula in
collaboration with UNM colleges and departments, aligned with
workforce needs and long-term challenges.
- Collaborate with the Office of the Provost, academic units, and
participating faculty members to establish robust bylaws, faculty
co-governance, reporting, and curricular oversight processes.
- Maintain and further develop GNSPI’s relationships with Sandia
National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Air Force
Research Laboratory, higher education institutions in New Mexico
and neighboring states, as well as related industries and
government entities in New Mexico and nationwide.
- Pursue grant opportunities and engage in fundraising to support
GNSPI programs and initiatives.
- Work closely with UNM Academic Affairs financial operations
office to ensure fiscal sustainability of the Institute and related
- D. or equivalent earned terminal degree in an international
security-related STEM, social science, or professional field.
- At least five years of experience at a university;
intergovernmental, federal or state agency; public interest
research organization, or US national laboratory in academic and
applied work related to international security issues.
- At least three years of experience overseeing personnel,
programs, and budgets.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion,
student success, and working with broadly diverse communities
- Seven or more years of experience as a senior professional in
the applicant’s field of expertise in academia, government at all
levels, non-governmental organizations, US national laboratories,
or security-related private enterprise.
- Record of significant, nationally recognized contributions in
scholarly or applied work in a security-related field.
- Record of successful leadership within an academic, government,
or industry organization.
- Record of success in grant writing and fundraising.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in
a complex, multi-disciplinary setting.
- Successful higher education teaching and advising
- Evidence of success in developing and supervising higher
- Demonstrated success in public education and outreach.
- Broad familiarity with global security issues beyond the
applicant’s research or policy specializations.
- Demonstrated public speaking and presentation abilities.
- Completed applications must include a letter of interest
addressing preferred qualifications for the position and the
applicant’s interest in the leadership of GNSPI.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Names and contact information of at least four professional
references, at least one of whom should be from the candidate’s
current institution or
- For best consideration, submit application by April 29, 2022;
however the position will remain open until filled.
- Applications must be submitted online at
- The successful candidate will be considered for a
non-tenure-track faculty appointment by an academic department
appropriate to the applicant’s qualifications.
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and
retaining a diverse workforce. We are an 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