Job Description

Open Rank of Internal Medicine, Division Chief of Gastroenterology

Posting Numberreq7010
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentIM Div of Gastroenterology (851I)
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 Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico VA Health Care System are recruiting for the position to be the Strickland Chair and Chief for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The Division Chief will lead 20 UNM faculty members working at three campuses (who are engaged in patient care, education and research). The Division has well respected ACGME -approved fellowship training program. Active basic and clinical research in the Division includes programs in epithelial biology, intestinal pathogens, gut microbiome, liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and interventional endoscopy.

We are seeking a candidate who combines proven leadership skills with an outstanding record of academic accomplishment, a dedication to excellence in the clinical, research and educational missions, an understanding of the complexity of academic medicine. Candidates should have a proven record of administrative and academic leadership abilities, as well as a demonstrated commitment to education and mentoring. A strong record of scholarly achievement and extramural funding is preferred.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to facilitate and integrate research and teaching activities, and to develop new programs synergistic with health system goals.

Divisional resources include a state-of-the-art Center for Digestive Disease at UNM and a modern GI Endoscopy Unit at NMVAHCS.

The University of New Mexico is the flagship institution of higher education in New Mexico with supportive academic resources including an NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Center and an NCI-designated comprehensive Cancer Center. The Section of Gastroenterology at NMVAHCS also has a long-standing tradition of excellence in all aspects of the academic missions with all programs fully integrated with UNM.

This position may be subject to a criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree of medicine or equivalent.
  • Board-certified in gastroenterology

  • Licensure/eligibility by Medical Board of New Mexico.

  • Eligible for faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Preferred Qualifications:?

  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment as an independent, preferably funded investigator in clinical, translational or basic science.

  • Distinguished record in clinical care and teaching.

  • Experience in supporting and mentoring faculty, fellows, postdoctoral trainees, students and staff and overseeing clinical programs.
Application InstructionsA complete application includes :

  • Cover Letter

  • CV (month/year format)

    Inquiries may be directed to Mark Unruh, MD, Department Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico at (

  • For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/12/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

    The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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