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Assistant Professor of Clinical Health Psychology

Posting Numberreq10574
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentPsychology Department (765A)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
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 Psychology at The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a Clinical Health Psychology position at the Assistant Professor level for a full-time, tenure-track appointment targeted to begin August 1, 2020.  Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA/CPA/PCSAS accredited program at the time of appointment.  In addition, an APA/CPA approved clinical psychology internship and evidence of research and peer-reviewed publications in clinical health psychology are considered minimum qualifications for this position.

We seek a highly committed Clinical Health Psychologist who is determined to contribute to the research and teaching missions in the areas of Clinical and Health Psychology.  The specific research area within Clinical Health Psychology is open, but broad examples include: stress and coping with chronic illness and pain, prevention and health behavior change, health psychology interventions, adherence, and psychosocial pathways to health and illness. Successful candidates for this position will be expected to teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including graduate level courses in clinical health psychology. The UNM Department of Psychology, which includes 26 tenure-track faculty and 76 Ph.D. students, has internationally recognized research programs. External research grants exceeded $8 million in funding last year. The successful candidate will have numerous opportunities for collaboration within the department and in thriving cross-disciplinary research centers affiliated with UNM, including the UNM Health Sciences Center; Transdisciplinary Research, Equity, and Engagement (TREE) Center for Excellence in Health Disparities;  Center for Social Policy (focused on health disparities research and health policy); the Mind Research Network (a nationally recognized neuroimaging center); the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA); and the New Mexico Veteran’s Administration Health Care System.  There are also opportunities for studying a full range of health problems such as heart disease, cancer, chronic pain, obesity, addiction, and diabetes; with diverse populations including racial and ethnic minorities and people with low income; and in a variety of settings  including telehealth systems to reach distant and underserved populations. The UNM Main and Health Sciences campuses are adjacent to one another, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: 

·        Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA/CPA/PCSAS accredited program at the time of appointment. 

·        In addition, an APA/CPA approved clinical psychology internship and evidence of research and peer-reviewed publications in clinical health psychology

Preferred Qualifications:

1)     Evidence of teaching experience broadly defined as teaching undergraduate or graduate courses, workshops, trainings, supervision/mentoring, or teaching assistantships,

2)     Research experience, as evidenced by publications and ongoing research centrally located in clinical  health psychology,

3)     demonstrated potential for research funding, 

4)     Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, including working with broadly diverse communities, and 5) pre and postdoctoral training that demonstrates a breadth of experiences in the provision and supervision of clinical assessment and intervention.

Application InstructionsApplicants should submit cover letter, CV, description of current and planned research, teaching statement, and diversity statement via the UNM Jobs website. Three letters of recommendation must be sent directly to the department (MSC03-2220, Dept. Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131) or via email to psychjobs@unm.edu by the for best consideration date of November 15, 2019.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/15/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

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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