Job Description

Open Rank of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology

Posting Numberreq10693
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentSOM Surgery Opthalmology (523E)
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 SummaryThe Department of Surgery/Division of Ophthalmology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is expanding and seeks an outstanding Anterior Segment Surgeon at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.
The successful candidate will have a busy clinical practice at the UNM Hospital Eye Clinic. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed fellowship with training in anterior segment surgery. Duties for the position include sharing responsibility with existing faculty for didactic and clinical training of residents in anterior segment surgery.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Individuals are expected to have a strong commitment to clinical care, teaching, and research in an academic setting.
The UNM Ophthalmology program covers all facets of Ophthalmologic surgery. As part of the UNM Health System, the Eye Clinic provides a rewarding mix of tertiary and indigent care.
New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment for good reason. Albuquerque is a culturally rich and naturally beautiful metropolitan area. The people are friendly and the area has a lively arts scene, close to the galleries of Santa Fe and Madrid NM. Albuquerque is an attractive area for outdoor enthusiasts; we have year-round good weather and easy access to the outdoors (the Sandia mountain wilderness is 20 minutes from UNM). There are two national laboratories nearby: Sandia and Los Alamos.

Minimum Qualifications for position:

  • Completion of an Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • Board certified/eligible in Ophthalmology
  • Eligible for licensure in New Mexico
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications for position:

  • Completion of Anterior Segment Subspecialty fellowship in Ophthalmology
  • Experience in clinical education
  • Experience in clinical research
Application Instructions

Current CV and Letter of Interest.

For more information please contact Robert B. Avery, MD, PhD, and Professor of Ophthalmology at
Robert B. Avery, MD/PhD Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery University of New Mexico Health Science Center MSC10 5610, 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131 Phone: 505-272-6120

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 10/18/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

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