Job Description

Assistant Professor, Cell Biology & Physiology

Posting Numberreq7022
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentCell Biology (624A)
Academic LocationSchool of Medicine
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 Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine ( is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to build and sustain an active research program in cancer biology with special emphasis on angiogenesis, oxidative stress, inflammation, cell metabolism or tumorigenesis, and a strong interest in basic biomedical research. Departmental research programs focus on cancer genetics and signaling, cardiovascular and renal disease, and neurodegeneration, and synergize with UNM Health Sciences Center signature programs (

The successful candidate will benefit from the exceptional opportunities for synergism and interactions with the UNM HSC signature programs, members of the four basic science departments, and the NIH NCI-designated UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center (

Appointment will be in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will develop a rigorous and independent research program and participate in departmental activities including graduate and medical school teaching.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent
  • Postdoctoral experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Independent research program, or strong potential for obtaining R01 or
    equivalent funding, as evidenced by funding history, high quality publications,
    and research plan
  • Applicants working in the area of cancer biology whose research interests and expertise would have potential for research interactions with department members
  • Potential for participating in institutional educational activities
Application InstructionsA complete application must include a letter of interest addressing each minimum and preferred qualification and relating personal qualifications to the responsibilities of the position; CV or resume, a summary of current and proposed research (1 page), a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1 page), and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

For additional information, you may contract Melissa Nuttal, Search coordinator, (505) 272-0819,

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 1/31/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

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