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Open Rank of Population Health

Posting Numberreq20644
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentCOPH Deans Office (304A)
Academic LocationCollege of Population Health
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 College of Population Health (COPH) welcomes applications for Open Rank of Population Health, tenured and tenure-track faculty to join our growing college in the areas of community health, dissemination and implementation, biostatistics, epidemiology, social Justice, law/policy, health economics, environmental health, global health, addiction science, and nutrition/obesity.  We seek to recruit educators and researchers who are committed to working with diverse communities including racial/ethnic as well as urban and rural.

The College of Population Health is located at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center which is also home to the School of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy.  The College serves New Mexico’s communities, government and non-profit agencies, businesses and health–related organizations. The College and Health Sciences Center have deep connections to the diverse communities of Native Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Asian Americans, and African Americans who collectively comprise 65% of the New Mexico population. The COPH’s missions are to improve the health and health equity of low income, underrepresented minority, and other vulnerable populations.

COPH supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity throughout the Health Sciences and the wider state of New Mexico to foster health and well-being by weaving cultural humility and respect for all people. We strive to recognize, cultivate and promote all forms of diversity; to fully understand the health needs of our communities; and to advance academic and research excellence.

COPH provides multiple paths for our faculty to promote our teaching and mentoring mission.  For example, the COPH currently houses the Bachelor of Science in Population Health (BSPH) and the Master of Public Health (MPH).  Further, we are starting a new cooperative doctoral degree (PhD) in Health Equity Sciences with New Mexico State University’s College of Health, Education and Social Transformation which is scheduled to launch its first class in Spring’23.  Further, we are now transitioning our college into a School of Public Health with the goal of becoming an accredited school within the next five years.  

The BSPH Program represents a liaison between the study of health care systems, finance and health policy, and health law with an emphasis on prevention and wellness in communities. The BSPH major, UNM’s newest undergraduate major, is the essence of trans-disciplinary science and is not solely the combination of multiple disciplines. It incorporates training and skills in a new science focused on answering complex questions about the sources of health and the causes of illness and disability.

The MPH Program promotes an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to education, research, and community engagement. It offers students many opportunities to practice public health skills in communities and organizations. The program also fosters critical thinking about issues addressed by the students (e.g., social justice), who have backgrounds in a broad range of social science, biomedical science and clinical disciplines. The MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Founded in 1889, The University of New Mexico is New Mexico’s flagship R1 research-intensive institution occupying nearly 800 acres near historic Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people.  UNM is one of only nine R1 Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) universities in the country.

Albuquerque is one of the oldest cities in the United States and boasts a unique multicultural history and heritage where cultural influences of Native Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, African Americans, and other communities of color are a part of everyday life. Known for its 310 days of sunshine, Albuquerque is a prime location for outdoor activities such as biking, climbing, hiking, skiing, and more! Along with its rich history, Albuquerque offers world-class visual and performing arts, cuisines from countries all over the world, and of course, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD, DrPH, and/or MD/MPH in public/population health related areas such as community health, dissemination and implementation, biostatistics, epidemiology, social justice, law/policy, health economics, environmental health, global health, addiction science, and nutrition/obesity.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strength in teaching excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Ability to mentor diverse students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate external funding to support your research agenda.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research with and/or teaching in multicultural communities comparable to the demographics of New Mexico.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a professional, team oriented, work environment to enhance the organization’s mission and vision.
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 provide the following documents with your application: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Evaluations, and a List of Three Professional References.
For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 7/15/2022. This position will remain open until filled.

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