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Open Rank: Psychology

Posting Numberreq2222
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
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 UNM Department of Psychology invites applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Professor with tenure (as applicable) to begin August 2018.  Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in Psychology or related discipline in hand by the start date of appointment, have an established record of publications, and a record of teaching (broadly defined) consistent with rank.  Applicants would be required to show evidence of publications, research impact and funding consistent with rank.

 We seek an outstanding academic who can contribute to the research and teaching missions in the areas of Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience, with substantial expertise in human memory and cognition - including topics such as normal and abnormal aging, psychopathology and clinical neuropsychology.  Successful candidates for this position will be expected to teach and mentor at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral levels, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.  We are particularly interested in a candidate who develops and/or utilizes neuroimaging (EEG, MRI or other related technologies), genetics/epigenetics and/or computational modeling. The specific research focus and area(s) of expertise should complement existing areas of strength and research interests within the department, including cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience and psychopathology, as well as addiction research, evolutionary psychology and others.  The successful candidate will have numerous opportunities for collaboration within the department and with the thriving research centers affiliated with UNM, including the Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Center; the Mind Research Network; the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions; the Brain and Behavioral Health Institute; the UNM Cancer Center; UNM Health Sciences Center; the Division of Community Behavioral Health; the New Mexico Alcohol Research Center; and the Center for Health Policy at UNM.  A successful track record of external funding and/or high potential to obtain external funding is preferred.

 UNM is the state’s flagship University and is one of only two Hispanic-serving, Carnegie Research/Doctoral-Extensive institutions in the US.  UNM is located in Albuquerque, the largest urban area within one of the most diverse states in the nation. The UNM main and Health Sciences campus are adjacent to one another, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.

 A complete application consists of a cover letter, CV, description of current and planned research, teaching portfolio, (, and reprints or preprints of recent publications via the UNM website:, Requisition #2222.

 Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the department (MSC03-2220, Dept. Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131) or via email to

 Consideration of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration  apply by November 30, 2017.  Inquires can be directed to the Search Committee Chair via email:


  • Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Earned doctoral degree in Psychology or related discipline (e.g., Psychological and Brain Sciences, Neuroscience) in hand by start of faculty contract. 
    • Any evidence of teaching experience, broadly defined as teaching undergraduate or graduate courses, workshops, trainings, or teaching assistantships.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Teaching and mentoring excellence, experience in designing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate level teaching/mentorship
    2. Established record of peer-reviewed publications.
    3. Research fit, as evidenced by publications and ongoing research. 
    4. Departmental fit, as evidenced by potential for collaborations with other faculty in the Psychology Department and at UNM.
    5. Research funding, track record of external funding or potential for external funding
    6. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities


Application InstructionsApplicants must submit a cover letter, CV, description of current and planned research, teaching portfolio, and reprints or preprints of recent publications. At least three letters of recommendation must be submitted directly to the department, Department of Psychology, MSC03-2220, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, OR, via email to

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 11/30/2017. 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.