University of New Mexico, Psychology

University of New Mexico: Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. 

Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.

In the Department of Psychology, we have 27 regular faculty and 76 Ph.D. students. Currently, 1,787 undergraduates have declared Psychology as a major, second only in the College of Arts & Sciences to Biology. The department offers a wide variety of courses, ranging from introductory psychology to advanced courses in learning and memory, cognition, clinical/abnormal psychology, and brain function.

Psychology is widely recognized for teaching excellence, and our professors have won every award offered by the university. Last year, we were voted “Best Department” by undergraduates. Our undergraduate Honors Program is the oldest and best in the University, with a two year rigorous program of studies culminating in an independent research project. Upon graduating our majors pursue diverse opportunities:

  • Psychology graduate school programs
  • Medical school
  • Law school
  • Mental health positions
  • Research
  • and many more

Our internationally recognized research programs span such fields as addictions and drug abuse, animal learning, mate preference and mate choice, spirituality, assessment of knowledge structures, psychotherapy outcomes, cognitive neuroimaging, health psychology, and traumatic brain injury. Last year the Psychology Department’s external research grants exceeded $8 million in funding. Faculty and graduate students conduct research in collaboration with many superb organizations, including (see individual faculty interest pages):

Our research projects and collaborations are constantly evolving, so check back again and find out what’s new. Thanks for your interest in our program, and let us know if you need more information.

Sep 19, 2019
The Department of Psychology at The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a Clinical Health Psychology position at the Assistant Professor level for a full-time, tenure-track appointment targeted to begin August 1, 2020.  Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA/CPA/PCSAS accredited program at the time of appointment.  In addition, an APA/CPA approved clinical psychology internship and evidence of research and peer-reviewed publications in clinical health psychology are considered minimum qualifications for this position. We seek a highly committed Clinical Health Psychologist who is determined to contribute to the research and teaching missions in the areas of Clinical and Health Psychology.  The specific research area within Clinical Health Psychology is open, but broad examples include: stress and coping with chronic illness and pain, prevention and health behavior change, health psychology interventions, adherence, and psychosocial pathways to health and illness. Successful candidates for this position will be expected to teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including graduate level courses in clinical health psychology. The UNM Department of Psychology , which includes 26 tenure-track faculty and 76 Ph.D. students, has internationally recognized research programs. External research grants exceeded $8 million in funding last year. The successful candidate will have numerous opportunities for collaboration within the department and in thriving cross-disciplinary research centers affiliated with UNM, including the UNM Health Sciences Center; Transdisciplinary Research, Equity, and Engagement (TREE) Center for Excellence in Health Disparities;  Center for Social Policy (focused on health disparities research and health policy); the Mind Research Network (a nationally recognized neuroimaging center); the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA); and the New Mexico Veteran’s Administration Health Care System.  There are also opportunities for studying a full range of health problems such as heart disease, cancer, chronic pain, obesity, addiction, and diabetes; with diverse populations including racial and ethnic minorities and people with low income; and in a variety of settings  including telehealth systems to reach distant and underserved populations. The UNM Main and Health Sciences campuses are adjacent to one another, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration. Preferred qualifications include: 1) evidence of teaching experience broadly defined as teaching undergraduate or graduate courses, workshops, trainings, supervision/mentoring, or teaching assistantships, 2) research experience, as evidenced by publications and ongoing research centrally located in clinical  health psychology, 3) demonstrated potential for research funding,  4) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, including working with broadly diverse communities, and 5) pre and postdoctoral training that demonstrates a breadth of experiences in the provision and supervision of clinical assessment and intervention. UNM is the state’s flagship University and is one of only four Hispanic-serving, Carnegie Research/Doctoral-Extensive institutions in the US.  UNM is located in the high desert locale of Albuquerque, NM, the largest urban area in one of the most diverse states in the nation. For more information on the benefits of living and working in Albuquerque, NM, see and . Applicants should submit cover letter, CV, description of current and planned research, teaching portfolio, and diversity statement via the UNMJOBS website, ReqID#10574 .  Three letters of recommendation must be sent directly to the department (MSC03-2220, Dept. Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131) or via email to by the for best consideration date. Consideration of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration apply by November 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.  Inquiries can be directed to Sarah Erickson, Ph.D., Chair, Faculty Search Committee, .  The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
University of New Mexico, Psychology The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA Full time