Jun 03, 2024

Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology

  • University of New Mexico, Psychology
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
Full time Clinical Culture Psychology

Job Description



The Department of Psychology at The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a Clinical Psychologist position at an Assistant Professor level for a full-time, tenure-track appointment. We seek a highly committed, license eligible Psychologist who is determined to contribute to the research and teaching missions in the areas of multicultural and cultural psychology. Successful candidates for

this position will be expected to teach and mentor at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral levels. The UNM Department of Psychology, which currently includes 25 tenure-track faculty and 76 Ph.D. students, has internationally recognized research programs. External research grants exceeded $8 million in funding last year. The department has established a Diversity/Multicultural Psychology Emphasis and offers several Diversity/Multicultural services and organizations, including a doctoral student diversity organization, a Cultural Counseling Center, a Faculty Diversity Committee, and a Diversity Resources shared folder (see https://psych.unm.edu/graduate/programs-of-study/diversitymulticulturalpsychology. html)


The successful candidate will have numerous opportunities for collaboration within the department and in thriving cross-disciplinary research centers affiliated with UNM, including the Center on Alcohol, Substance use and Addictions (CASAA); Transdisciplinary Research, Equity, and Engagement Center for Health Disparities (TREE); Center for Health Policy at UNM; Center for Participatory Research; Division of Community Behavioral Health; Mind Research Network; Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Center; New Mexico Alcohol Research Center; Brain and Behavioral Health Institute; College of Population Health; UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center; UNM Memory and Aging Center, UNM Center for Brain Recovery and Repair; and UNM Nene and Jamie Koch Comprehensive Movement Disorder Center.  The UNM Main and Health Sciences Center campuses are adjacent to one another facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.




The University of New Mexico (UNM) is the premier research university in the state of New Mexico. We are a Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity Institution, a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution.

UNM is located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. Albuquerque is an ethnically diverse metropolitan area of over a half million residents that has been listed as one of the best small cities in the

U.S. by National Geographic Traveler. The city has a rich culture and a location offering unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure. Learn more about our city here https://unmfirst.unm.edu/whychoose-us/why- albuquerque.html). The University is located within one hour of Santa Fe, three hours of

Taos, and within minutes of the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges, which offer great opportunities for hiking, biking, rock climbing, skiing, and other outdoor activities.


New Mexico is a majority minority state with a long and rich cultural heritage that prioritizes advancement, equity, and accessibility. In the 2024 legislative session, key public health bills were passed to invest in New Mexico’s health, well-being, and success of families including addressing affordable housing, investments for rural hospitals, addressing living wage jobs, and investing significant resources for behavioral health, just to name a few. To learn more about our 2024 legislative session, read here. In the 2023 legislative session, Equality New Mexico, one of our leading non-profit organization for equal rights, further expanded that the 2023 legislative session was the most successful session for LGBTQ issues, including bill HB7 that legally affirmed all New Mexicans protected access to reproductive and gender affirming care. The Land of Enchantment continues to welcome all who wish to call it home.


To learn more about living in New Mexico, our values, and our culture visit here: https://unmfirst.unm.edu/why- choose-us/index.html.


In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting inclusive excellence. Several of the University’s ongoing initiatives to promote inclusive excellence include:

·       UNM FIRST – https://unmfirst.unm.edu/

·       UNM Division for Equity and Inclusion - https://diverse.unm.edu

·       Advance at UNM – https://advance.unm.edu

·       UNM2040 Goal Three: Inclusive Excellence -https://opportunity.unm.edu/goals/goal3.html


Minimum Qualifications

•        A doctoral degree in Clinical, Counseling, Community Psychology, or a related field

·       from an APA/CPA/PCSAS accredited program at the start date of appointment;

•        An APA/CPA approved clinical or counseling psychology internship;

•        Evidence of clinical training with a focus on diverse clientele;

•        Clinically-related scholarship with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

•        Research experience

•        Evidence of teaching experience broadly defined as teaching undergraduate or graduate

•        courses, workshops, trainings, or teaching assistantships

•        A demonstrated potential for research funding

•        A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well

•        as working with broadly diverse communities.


Applications must be submitted via the UNMJobs website, Req 29509


A complete application consists of 1) a cover letter of interest/personal statement; 2) a comprehensive CV that clearly shows meeting the minimum doctorate requirement; 3) Research Statement; 4) at least two representative reprints; 5) a teaching portfolio including a teaching statement with philosophy of teaching, a list of courses, and peer and student evaluations; 6) Diversity Statement; and 7) the titles, names and contact information (addresses, phone number and email address) of at least three professional references. Consequences of the COVID pandemic may be included in the personal, research, or

diversity statement or teaching portfolio. Letters of recommendation are not required with the application but may be requested following an initial screening. Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to the department: Department of Psychology, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC03-2220, Albuquerque, NM 87131, or via email to [email protected].

For best consideration apply by September 1st, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

Inquiries can be directed to Kamilla Venner, Ph.D., Chair, Faculty Search Committee, [email protected]. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.couraged to apply.


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