Job Description

Open Rank of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Community Behavioral Health

Posting Numberreq11886
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 an academic faculty forensic psychologist, suitable for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This assignment will be through the department’s Division of Community Behavioral Health. Broad based forensic skills to include knowledge of the law in relation to clinical practice are central to this position. The position will work extensively with criminal justice agencies and the New Mexico Human Services Division, delivering forensic behavioral health assessments and be responsible for a range of duties related to legal proceedings, including analysis of legal issues and how they stand within the legal jurisdiction in question, and using a research-based approach to answer legal questions or problems. This position will include a combination of research/scholarly activities, educational activities to include the management of the existing forensic post-doctoral program and the ability to participate in direct forensic services in the community.

More specifically, roles and responsibilities of this position will be as follows:

  • In the area of research and scholarship, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda in the field of Forensic Psychology and have the potential to obtain external funding and contracts. Duties will include grant writing, research, collaboration in team-based science, completing contract and grant management requirements and working with our behavioral health partners at the State of New Mexico.
  • Regarding education, the selected individual will lead the development of a Post-Doctoral Forensic Fellowship Program and actively participate in UNM’s APA-approved Psychology Internship Program, providing clinical supervision and didactic seminars in the area of Forensic Psychology to Psychology Interns, psychiatric residents and other trainees.
  • Applied forensic work will include service in a variety of treatment settings, including state detention centers and/or prison settings.

Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city and is located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley with stunning natural beauty. We are eager to put together the right package for an individual with a passion for the intersection between Psychology and Law, and an interest in joining a team of talented, caring and committed faculty members. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience and academic background.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate degree-PhD, PsyD or JD/PhD or equivalent from an APA approved program;
  • Forensic experience - minimum 1 year;
  • Experience conducting forensic psychological evaluations;
  • Licensable in New Mexico;
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Evidence of development of an active program of research and scholarly activity in the field of Forensic Psychology;
  • Experience working with difficult and complex cases, to include work with major mental illnesses that are often complicated by histories of substance abuse and/or a history of trauma.;
  • Experience with or commitment to working with marginalized populations;
  • Educational, teaching and supervision experience with 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.

This position will remain open until filled. A selection committee will invite the most promising applicants for interviews. 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; and a current CV.

For Additional Information Contact:
V Ann Waldorf, PhD
Vice Chair for Behavioral Sciences
Division Chief, Psychological Science
(505) 272-4167

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 3/13/2020. 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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