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Open Rank of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Posting Numberreq17023
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentSOM Ophthalmology (523E)
Academic LocationSchool of Medicine
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 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is expanding and seeks an outstanding Vitreo-retinal Surgeon.

The successful candidate will have a busy clinical practice at the UNM Hospital Eye Clinic.  Applicants are expected to have completed surgical Vitreo-retina fellowship training.  Duties for the position include sharing responsibility with existing faculty for clinical work, call, and training residents.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials.  Individuals are expected to have a strong commitment to clinical care, teaching, and research in an academic setting. 

The UNM Ophthalmology program covers all facets of Ophthalmologic surgery.  As part of the UNM Health System, the Eye Clinic provides a rewarding mix of tertiary and indigent care. 

New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment for good reason.  Albuquerque is a culturally rich and naturally beautiful metropolitan area. The people are friendly and the area has a lively arts scene, close to the galleries of Santa Fe and Madrid NM.  Albuquerque is an attractive area for outdoor enthusiasts; we have year-round good weather and easy access to the outdoors (the Sandia mountain wilderness is 20 minutes from UNM).  There are two national laboratories nearby: Sandia and Los Alamos.

This position may be subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico state law.


Minimum Qualifications for position:
Completion of an Ophthalmology Residency Program
Completion of Vireo-retinal Fellowship
Board certified/eligible in Ophthalmology
Eligible for licensure in New Mexico
Eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications for position:
Experience in clinical education
Experience in clinical research
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.

Please attach electronic copies of a current CV and letter of interest to the application. For more information please contact Robert B. Avery, MD, PhD, Interim Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology at

Robert B. Avery, MD/PhD
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of New Mexico Health Science Center
MSC11 6052, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone:  505-272-6120  

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 9/16/2021. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for UNM students and employees.  For detailed information, visit

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.