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Director, Global and National Security Programs

University of New Mexico
New Mexico, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2022

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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 challenges.  


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 population.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide strategic management of GNSPI academic, research, and outreach activities.
  • 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 programs.


Minimum Requirements:


  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 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 experience.
  • Evidence of success in developing and supervising higher education curricula.
  • 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.


Application Process:


  • 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 protected class.

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