Job Description

Open Rank of Pathology

Posting Numberreq6153
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
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 is seeking one (1) forensic pathologist at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level to join ten (10) board certified forensic pathologists at the New Mexico State Office of the Medical Investigator. This individual will perform medicolegal and hospital autopsies, teach medical students, pathology residents and forensic pathology fellows, and will be encouraged to develop a program of scholarly inquiry.

The Office of the Medical Investigator is a statewide, centralized, academically based medicolegal death investigative agency for New Mexico. This agency investigates approximately 6,000 of the 18,000 deaths that occur each year in New Mexico, and performs approximately 2,000 autopsies each year. Detailed death investigation data is recorded in an electronic database that dates to 1977.

Salary is based on academic rank and years in service.

This position may be subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law. If criminal records screening is mandated, clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as a condition of employment.


Minimum requirements:

  • MD degree or equivalent
  • Board certified/eligible in Anatomic Pathology
  • Board certified/eligible in Forensic Pathology or currently in a Forensic Pathology Fellowship
  • Eligible to work in the US.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Three to five years of experience in the practice of forensic pathology
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity
  • Evidence of public speaking and writing skills
  • Experience or training in a subspecialty of medicine, pathology or science applicable to forensic pathology
  • Experience in training forensic fellows and pathology residents in autopsy pathology using both hospital and medicolegal autopsies
  • Experience in teaching medical students.
Application Instructions

A complete application will include a CV and cover letter.
The cover letter must address each qualification and how it relates to the position, and should include the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Candidates will be consulted before references are contacted.

For additional information, visit our web site at: or contact Ruth Kief, Operations Manager, Department of Pathology, telephone: 505/272-9877, email:

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 9/28/2018. 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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