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Open Rank of Population Health (req20644)

University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public and Environmental Health
Posting Number

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type
Open Rank

Hiring Department
COPH Deans Office (304A)

Academic Location
College of Population Health

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 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

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

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Please provide the following documents with your application: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Evaluations, and a List of Three Professional References.

For Best Consideration
For best consideration, please apply by 7/15/2022. This position will remain open until filled.

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