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 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Speech & Hearing Sciences, and Mathematics & Statistics. 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 March 1, 2023. To learn more about the position, program, UNM and more, please visit