Job Description

Open Rank of Surgery, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Posting Numberreq11242
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentSOM Surgery General (523C)
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 Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University is recruiting a General Surgeon. The University of New Mexico (UNM) Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is an affiliate of the UNM School of Medicine. It is located in Rio Rancho, a large community adjoining Albuquerque SRMC has 60 beds for adult care. It has 6 operating rooms in which over 3,000 operations are performed each year. It also has an Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy suites. It has a 12-bed ICU fully staffed with intensivists who cover 24-7. SRMC is in the process of becoming a Level 3 Trauma Center. The successful recruit will have a busy general surgery practice and will participate in emergency call that will include trauma coverage. This position is being recruited at open rank and open track.

Perhaps best known for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and as the setting for AMC's hit show "Breaking Bad," Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a culturally rich and naturally beautiful metropolitan area. Sitting at the crossroads of New Mexico's major highways (Interstates 40 and 25). New Mexico is the home of two national laboratories, Sandia and Los Alamos, and Kirtland Air Force Base houses the Air Force Research Laboratory, Phillips site, and the Santa Fe Institute focuses on cutting edge research. Year-round good weather and easy access to the outdoors (the Sandia mountain wilderness is 20 minutes from UNM) make Albuquerque an incredible area for outdoor enthusiasts. New Mexico has a great diversity in landscapes and wildlife, containing six of the seven "Life Zones" on Earth. The Sandia Mountains, for example, contain arid, rocky areas, high alpine meadows (with lots of wildflowers in the spring and summers), and forests of aspen and oak.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Board certified/eligible in General Surgery
  • Eligible for licensure in New Mexico
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience after residency is preferred.
Application Instructions

Please attach electronic copy of a current CV to application. Applications will not be considered complete until CV is received. For more information please contact M Timothy Nelson, M.D., at

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 12/13/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

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