Job Description

Open Rank of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Addictions

Posting Numberreq9896
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
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 the University of New Mexico School of Medicine is seeking a clinical faculty researcher, suitable for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the tenure-track, with a research program focused upon substance use, to join our Addictions Division. Primary faculty appointment will be in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and academic background.

Research goals for this position will include (1) understanding the causes and consequences of substance use, and the myriad health, behavioral, and social problems with which it intersects, (2) emphasis on the development, refinement, and evaluation of interventions to reduce or prevent substance use, and (3) informing public policy, risk reduction strategies, and service provision by public and non-profit entities. The successful candidate will be expected to (1) engage in transdisciplinary research with faculty, psychiatry residents, and psychology interns that brings together multiple areas and perspectives, and thus bridges traditional scientific and structural barriers, and (2) study substance use as it intersects with other health, behavioral, and social problems. The successful candidate will be expected to work with well-established researchers with strong records of collaborative cross-disciplinary research on substance use. We are particularly interested in candidates who study these questions in diverse contexts or in diverse or vulnerable populations. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain productive, federally funded research programs in relevant areas, and will be expected to demonstrate medical student, psychology intern, postdoctoral, resident and fellow instructional effectiveness within a diverse student body.

The University of New Mexico is well-situated to foster transdisciplinary research in substance use with substance use research occurring across many departments and Centers, including the Health Sciences Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurosciences, and Internal Medicine, the College of Population Health, the Department of Psychology, the UNM Health Sciences Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), The UNM Health Sciences Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center for Advancing Behavioral Health (TREE Center), the UNM Health Sciences Alcohol Research Center, and the UNM Center on Alcohol, Substance Use and Addictions (CASAA). These departments and Centers offer resources for the study of behavioral and pharmacologic treatments, clinical trials including pharmacological clinical trials, neuroimaging, mechanisms of change, and rural and underserved populations.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree, MD or PhD or equivalent
  • Board certified or eligible in Psychiatry (if MD or equivalent) or Clinically trained and licensed psychologist (if PhD or equivalent)
  • Minimum 2 years postdoctoral research experience
  • Licensable in the state of New Mexico
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

  • If MD, board certified or eligible in Addiction Psychiatry or Addiction Medicine
  • Evidence of an established research program focused on substance use, preferably in opioid dependence
  • Evidence of a transdisciplinary research focus and track record of studying substance use as it intersects with other public health problems
  • Strong record of research achievement, including external federal research funding, commensurate with experience
  • Teaching experience with psychology interns, graduate students, fellows, residents and/or medical students
Application Instructions

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

For Additional Information Contact:

Kathleen Y. Haaland, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 10/15/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

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