Job Description

Open Rank of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Posting Numberreq11538
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentPsych Child Adolescent Div C A (451C)
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 clinical psychologist, suitable for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The assignment will be through the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The position will include clinical, training, and scholarly activities. The principal location of practice will be in our acute inpatient care facility, although opportunities for work in outpatient clinics also exist.

More specifically, roles and responsibilities of this position will be as follows. In the realm of clinical care, this individual will provide direct care to patients in our inpatient setting, to include but not be limited to: provision of psychological testing; directly working with clinically diverse and complex patients and their families; serving as psychologist on interdisciplinary treatment teams to provide consultation services during rounds or other clinical venues; and actively participating in the further enhancement and implementation of the Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) Informed Inpatient Model, currently under development. With regard to learners, this individual will actively participate in UNM’s APA-approved Psychology Internship Program by providing supervision and didactic seminars to Psychology Interns. Additionally, this individual will support the training of Child Psychiatry Fellows, Social Work Interns, and Counselor Interns in collaboration with their primary supervisors. Scholarly activities also are available, particularly fidelity, outcome, and efficacy studies.

The position offers a multi-cultural clinical care experience, an opportunity for interdisciplinary scholarly activities and research opportunities as well as the potential for leadership and administrative development in a large University Health Sciences Center.

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 child, adolescent and transitional age psychology 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 in clinical psychology or related field;
  • Clinical experience - minimum 1 year;
  • Licensable in New Mexico;
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience and interest in the use of Psychological Testing as an integral component to comprehensive treatment;
  • Experience with or commitment to working with marginalized populations.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Model;
  • Educational, teaching and supervision experience with trainees in multiple disciplines;
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Application Instructions

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

For Additional Information Contact:
V. Ann Waldorf, PhD
Vice Chair for Behavioral Sciences

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 2/29/2020. 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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