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Open Rank of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (req17023)

University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Other Medicine Faculty
Posting Number req17023

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type Open Rank

Hiring Department SOM Ophthalmology (523E)

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

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