Job Description

Open Rank of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Addiction Psychiatry

Posting Numberreq12276
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentPsych Addictions (451D)
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 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of New Mexico Health Sciences is seeking a candidate to serve as Chief of our Addiction Psychiatry Division, suitable for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. This position will report directly to the Chair of the department and will have leadership experience in clinical service, research, teaching and administration. This position will lead the department’s Addiction Psychiatry Division and oversee multiple programs within the Division that provide counseling, pharmacotherapy, opioid replacement, ambulatory detoxification, and treatment of co-occurring psychiatric disorders; as well as provide strategic planning and development for both ongoing and new programs. The position offers many opportunities for leadership in research, and research experience and productivity are desirable. Educational activities include supervision of trainees in multiple disciplines.

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, is a vibrant multicultural community located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley with stunning natural beauty. We are eager to put together the right package for an experienced academic leader with a passion for addiction psychiatry and an interest in joining a team of talented, caring and committed faculty members in a large clinical department. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience and academic background.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate degree, MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent;
  • Eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank;
  • Board-certified in Addiction Psychiatry (if MD or equivalent), or clinically trained and licensed psychologist who specializes in Addictions (if PhD or equivalent);
  • Minimum 5 years post-doctoral experience working in Addictions;
  • Licensable in New Mexico;
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Academic leadership experience in clinical service, research, teaching and administration;
  • Research experience and productivity;
  • Educational, teaching and supervision experience with residents, fellows, medical students, psychology interns and trainees in multiple disciplines.
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

A complete application will include a cover letter addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualifications and describing the applicant’s accomplishments and future goals; a current CV; and the names, addresses and contact information for three professional references.

This position will remain open until filled. A selection committee will invite the most promising applicants for interviews.

For Additional Information Contact:

Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA

Professor and Chairman

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

UNM School of Medicine

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 4/15/2020. 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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