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Open Rank of Nursing

Posting Numberreq19793
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentCollege of Nursing (AFD)
Academic LocationCollege of Nursing
Benefits EligibleThe 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 faculty and staff of University of New Mexico College of Nursing welcome you to a tradition of excellence in nursing research, education, service, and clinical practice. We represent the very best in quality and innovation within an academic environment.  Our focus is on building evidence for effective practice and translating that evidence-based knowledge to practice and policy environments with an emphasis in rural health. 

We are currently recruiting a faculty member for Pre-RN-Licensure BSN Director.


·       Reports to the Assistant Dean

·       Primarily responsible for the traditional pre-licensure program and collaborates with all undergraduate program directors.

·       Collect, analyze and report program-level information and outcomes assessment data as required (or requested) by the university, CCNE, State Board of Nursing (SBON) and other regulatory bodies and administrators.

·       Coordinate reviews of student progression issues; reviews policies pertinent to the undergraduate programs. Attend department, administrator and other relevant meetings

·       Monitor and maintain program-related data for compliance with university and regulatory standards. Assist nursing administration with preparing and submitting data and compliance documents as required and requested.

·       Monitor student assessment, progression, attrition and degree completion data  

·       Monitor clinical placements in collaboration with Level Coordinators and Clinical Affairs office.  Ensure clinical placements comply with course objectives.

·       Lead curriculum review efforts on a regular basis to ensure consistency, comprehensiveness, relevancy and adherence to licensure requirements and accreditation standards.

·       Collaborate with the Admissions Committee and Admissions Office to facilitate recruitment initiatives and participate in enrollment efforts.

·       Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop strategies that ensure student success (i.e. implementation of remediation procedures; and monitoring and meeting with at-risk students)

·       Facilitate mentorship of faculty in the undergraduate programs; supervise staff and/or faculty members identified as direct reports.

·       Provide input to the Assistant Dean regarding faculty  performance reviews as well as input related to the evaluation of staff, and graduate assistants

·       Additional responsibilities include mentoring, advising and precepting students, assisting with clinical placements and student oversight, scholarship/service, and participation in program activities and committees to ensure stated program goals are achieved. 

This is a full time 12-month appointment.  The selected applicant must commit to living in Albuquerque metropolitan statistical area.

UNM, College of Nursing:

The College of Nursing is a diverse community of educators, researchers, learners, and collaborators dedicated to the advancement of providing health education and practice in our rural communities. The selected individual will receive an academic appointment commensurate with credentials and qualifications. We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package.

The University of New Mexico is New Mexico’s flagship R1 research-intensive institution occupying nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 928,930 people. The College of Nursing provides exemplary and innovative education, research, practice, service, and leadership intended to advance the science of nursing and improve tribal, state, national, and global health. The College of Nursing is part of a vibrant Health Sciences Center (HSC), which includes New Mexico’s only Level 1 trauma center and medical school. The HSC provides an exceptional education for more than 1500 students each year in 21 different health fields. The HSC is known for cutting edge 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

·       A graduate degree in nursing

·       Experience in a leadership position and/or demonstrated ability to engage and lead a team

·       Active RN license

·       Must be eligible for licensure in New Mexico

 Preferred Qualifications:

·       Doctoral degree or currently enrolled in a PhD or DNP program

·       Experience with curriculum development

·       Professional certification related to nursing and nursing education

·       A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

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 ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 5/22/2022. This position will remain open until filled.

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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.