Job Description

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Posting Numberreq11032
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentPathology (254B)
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 Pathology 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 cell biology with special emphasis on cancer biology, stem cells and niche biology, or immune responses and immunotherapy. Applicants with research programs in basic biomedical research, novel imaging approaches, systems biology, or mechanobiology are also encouraged to apply. Departmental research programs focus on cancer cell biology and signaling, development and application of advanced biological imaging technologies, infectious disease mechanisms and immune interactions, drug discovery and clinical translation. Department cancer-related research programs are aligned with the NIH NCI-designated UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center (

The successful candidate will benefit from opportunities for membership and access to the exceptional Shared Resources of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, and interdisciplinary programs that include faculty from four basic science departments, and other clinical departments, such as Internal Medicine and Ob/Gyn.

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


Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Impactful publication(s) in the areas of scientific interest
  • Must be qualified to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Independent research program, or strong potential for obtaining RO1 or equivalent funding, as evidenced by funding history, high quality publications, and research plan
  • Currently working in an area of cell biology where interests and expertise have potential for research interactions and collaborations with department members
  • Evidence of successfully working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated experience in education and training activities (e.g., mentoring, teaching, etc.)
  • Evidence of applying cutting edge research technologies for a unique research breakthrough
  • Expressed interest in leveraging institutional core resources
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 Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/17/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

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