Job Description

Open Rank of Pediatrics Genetics/Dysmorphology

Posting Numberreq9113
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentPediatrics Genetics Dysmorphology (997L)
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 Clinical Genetics/Dysmorphology in the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics is seeking a full-time Associate/or full Professor on either the open track to serve as the Division Chief for Clinical Genetics/Dysmorphology and Director of the Metabolic Program. Salary, rank, and track will be commensurate with training and experience. The candidate will be involved with clinical care of general genetic and metabolic patients, medical education of learners at various levels, mentoring of junior faculty and division administration. Excellent opportunities for research are available if desired. Clinics are held in Albuquerque and at outreach locations throughout New Mexico. The clinics consist of general genetics and metabolic clinics. The Division currently consists of one full-time Division Chief clinical/metabolic geneticist, a part-time clinical geneticist, a nurse practitioner, a part-time outreach genetic counselor, one full-time dietician and administrative support.

New Mexico is a geographically large state, with both urban and rural populations totaling 2.1 million. It is ethnically diverse: 10% Native American, 45% Hispanic and 45% "Anglo" and such diversity provides a remarkable range of genetic disorders seen in both in-patient and out-patient settings. Albuquerque is a four-season city one mile in elevation with year-round sun and moderate climate. Centrally located, it offers access to a variety of unique outdoor, culinary and cultural opportunities. Santa Fe, home to world-renowned art, food and history is nearby. Hiking, skiing, golf, etc. are readily available. The University of New Mexico offers a variety of athletic and performing arts activities.

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


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Able to obtain state licensure in the state of New Mexico
  • BC/BE in Pediatric Clinical Genetics and Genomics
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BC/BE in Biochemical Genetics
  • Spanish language fluency
Application InstructionsA complete application must contain a cover letter that describes your experience/skills with the preferred qualifications, CV, and a list of three (3) references.For additional information, please contact Randall Heidenreich, MD, Chief, Clinical Genetics/Dysmorphology, Phone 505-272-6631,

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 6/22/2019. 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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