Job Description

Open Rank of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Community Behavioral Health

Posting Numberreq11163
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentPsych Community Behavioral Health (451E)
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 Health Sciences Center is accepting applications for a faculty clinician and educator with expertise working with American Indian communities and experience providing education on the topic of historical trauma and unresolved grief. This position is suitable for appointment at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor rank, commensurate with experience and academic background, in the Clinician Educator track, to join our Division of Community Behavioral Health. The candidate will participate in research and scholarly activities that address disparities in behavioral health services for American Indian populations. Duties will include direct clinical services, teaching, grant writing, research, collaboration in team based science, assistance in completing grant management requirements, and assisting CBH faculty and staff in working with our behavioral health partners in the state.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree, PhD or equivalent;
  • Clinically trained and licensed to treat patients;
  • Experience treating diverse patient populations using the Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief approach;
  • Experience working with American Indian populations;
  • Evidence of an established research program focused on disparities in behavioral health services for American Indian populations;
  • Minimum 5 years experience in behavioral health services program development, research and evaluation;
  • Licensable in New Mexico;
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of a national reputation for work with American Indian populations.
  • Teaching experience on the topics of trauma informed care, historical trauma and unresolved grief with a variety of trainees;
  • Successful federal, state, private foundation or comparable grant preparation experience;
  • Experience in writing reports for funding agencies and tribal stakeholders;
  • Experience developing and submitting IRB proposals to tribal Human Subjects Research Review Committees
  • Successful preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals;
Application Instructions

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

For Additional Information Contact:

Deborah Altschul, PhD

Associate Professor and Clinical Director of the Division of Community Behavioral Health

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/14/2019. 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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