University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico College of Arts and Sciences is seeking to recruit a cohort of nine tenure-track Assistant Professors. The positions are part of the NIH funded Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) grant ( awarded to the University of New Mexico (UNM). The UNM FIRST program goals are: (1) to recruit a cohort of diverse faculty who have a demonstrated strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence in the biomedical fields of neuroscience and data science, and (2) to achieve sustainable culture change of inclusive excellence at the institutional level. The new hires will be part of one of the following six academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Physics and Astronomy, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Mathematics and Statistics. We anticipate hires in Psychology, and Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and Physics and Astronomy. To determine if positions are available in the other three departments, please contact [email protected]. These positions are for tenured-track faculty. Tenure and tenured-track faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences are fully funded (hard money) for academic year salary for the duration of their careers at the institution. The selected candidates will receive competitive startup packages to support salary and research start-up costs, and will be welcomed into a diverse and inclusive vibrant scholar community. The positions have 75% protected research time for the duration of the NIH FIRST award. Eligible candidates have not held a prior tenure-track Assistant Professor position but may have held a non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor position. Candidates must qualify as a NIH early-stage investigator (, including not having already been the Principal Investigator or Program Director on a successfully awarded NIH independent research award comparable to an R01. Best consideration date is August 8, 2023. To learn more about the position, program, UNM and more, please visit