Job Description

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology

Posting Numberreq8136
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentSurgery Head Neck Reconstructive (523F)
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 Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University is recruiting an Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeon. The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) is the primary affiliate of the UNM School of Medicine and the state's only American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 Trauma center. UNM is the tertiary referral center for the entire state of New Mexico and also attracts patients from neighboring states as well. UNMH has extensive experience and expertise in managing the most complex surgical patients and those who are in need of treatment of both benign and malignant diseases of the ears, nose and throat. Advanced care is delivered by 11 board-certified Otolaryngologists, with the support of specialized services provided by our audiologists, speech pathologist and advanced practice providers. There are four fellowship-trained head and neck oncologic surgeons at UNM all with specific expertise and training in endocrine surgery. This is a high-volume center with more than three hundred endocrine cases performed every year. Our surgeons are highly experienced and capable of performing the full range of endocrine surgery including total thyroidectomy, central neck dissection, lateral neck dissection, mediastinal dissection, tracheal resection and reconstruction, parathyroid exploration, and parathyroid auto-transplantation. UNM Health Science Center (UNMHSC) is one of only 29 institutions nationally that has both an NIH (NCI) designated Cancer Center (Comprehensive Cancer Center) and a NIH sponsored Clinical Translational Science Center. UNMH has 629 beds for adult, pediatric and psychiatric care. There were 90,000 ED visits, 2,500 trauma admissions (1,200 at the highest activation level, with >20% penetrating trauma), and 19,460 surgical procedures. We have recently successfully completed our Level 1 verification visit. This position is being recruited at Assistant Professor Level.

Perhaps best known for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and as the setting for AMC's hit show "Breaking Bad," Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a culturally rich and naturally beautiful metropolitan area. Sitting at the crossroads of New Mexico's major highways (Interstates 40 and 25). New Mexico is the home of two national laboratories, Sandia and Los Alamos, and Kirtland Air Force Base houses the Air Force Research Laboratory, Phillips site, and the Santa Fe Institute focuses on cutting edge research. Year-round good weather and easy access to the outdoors (the Sandia mountain wilderness is 20 minutes from UNM) make Albuquerque an incredible area for outdoor enthusiasts. New Mexico has a great diversity in landscapes and wildlife, containing six of the seven "Life Zones" on Earth. The Sandia Mountains, for example, contain arid, rocky areas, high alpine meadows (with lots of wildflowers in the spring and summers), and forests of aspen and oak.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of an accredited residency in Otolaryngology
  • Completion of accredited Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
  • Board certified/eligible in Otolaryngology
  • Eligible for licensure in New Mexico
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. (J1 Visas are not eligible for this opportunity)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in head and neck microvascular reconstruction
Application Instructions

Please attach electronic copies of current CV and letter of interest to the application. For more information please contact Andrew Cowan, M.D., at

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 3/19/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

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