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Open Rank of Neurosciences (req17025)

University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posting Number

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type

Hiring Department
Neurosciences (993A)

Academic Location
School of Medicine

Benefits Eligible
The 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 University of New Mexico School of Medicine

The Department of Neurosciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The position includes a competitive state-funded salary, research start-up funds and state-of-the-art research and shared core facilities. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with other UNM departments and centers such as Neurology, Psychology, Psychiatry, the MIND Research Network, the Center for Brain Recovery and Repair, the Interdisciplinary Substance Use and Brain Injury Research Facility, and the New Mexico Alcohol Research Center. The Department of Neurosciences aims to foster a diverse body of research to strengthen the neuroscience research community at the University of New Mexico. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law. If criminal records screening is mandated, clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as a condition of employment.


Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, or the equivalent, and postdoctoral experience in state-of-the-art neuroscience research. Research plan must involve rodent models.


1) Applicants with an established, or strong potential to establish, an independent research program, as evidenced by funding history and publication record and innovative research plan.

2) Applicants whose research proposal uses preclinical rodent models to address mechanisms underlying brain injury or substance use disorders, consistent with the department's development of an Interdisciplinary Substance Use and Brain Injury Research Facility.

3) Experience or interest in participating in graduate and medical school teaching programs.

4) 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.

A complete application must include a letter of interest addressing each minimum and preferred qualification related to the responsibilities of the position; research proposal; CV or resume; teaching philosophy; diversity, equity and inclusion statement; and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.
For additional information, please contact: Charles LeBlanc Department of Neurosciences Fitz Hall/BMSB 145 MSC08 4740, 1 University of New Mexico ABQ, NM 87131

For Best Consideration
For best consideration, please apply by 11/18/2021. This position will remain open until filled.

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