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Assistant Professor of Neurosciences

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Closing date
Nov 18, 2023

Job Details

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine
The Department of Neurosciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.
Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, or the equivalent, and postdoctoral experience in state-of-the-art neuroscience research. Research plan must involve rodent models.
1) Applicants with an established, or strong potential to establish, an independent research program, as evidenced by funding history and publication record and innovative research plan.
2) Applicants whose research proposal uses preclinical rodent models of CNS disorders, and/or working with relevant human tissues or human cellular models.
3) Experience or interest in participating in graduate and medical school teaching programs.
4) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
The position includes a competitive state-funded salary, research start-up funds and state-of-the-art research and shared core facilities. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with other UNM departments and centers such as Neurology, Psychology, Psychiatry, the MIND Research Network, the Center for Brain Recovery and Repair, the Interdisciplinary Substance Use and Brain Injury Research Facility, and the New Mexico Alcohol Research Center. The Department of Neurosciences aims to foster a diverse body of research to strengthen the neuroscience research community at the University of New Mexico. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
For best consideration, applications must be received by November 17, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled. A complete application must include a letter of interest addressing each minimum and preferred qualification related to the responsibilities of the position; research proposal; CV or resume; teaching philosophy; diversity, equity and inclusion statement; and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references. This position is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law. If criminal records screening is mandated, clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as a condition of employment.
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and educator. UNM’s confidentiality policy (“Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment,” UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at
For complete details of this position and to apply, access Faculty Postings at: Search for # Req27084”


The Department of Neurosciences is an academic unit of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the nervous system. The Neurosciences Department faculty consists of investigators with diverse backgrounds utilizing multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches in the study of nervous system development, function and disease.

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