Assistant Professor

Job Opportunity

Posted:  Sep 30, 2022 - 12:00am

Faculty Position

The Department of Psychology at The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a Multicultural Psychologist position at an Assistant Professor level for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the clinical psychology area.  Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical, Counseling or Community Psychology from an APA/CPA/PCSAS accredited program at the start date of appointment.  In addition, minimum qualifications for this position are an APA/CPA approved clinical or counseling psychology internship, and evidence of clinical training with a focus on diverse clientele and clinically-related scholarship with diverse populations. Preferred qualifications include: 1) research experience, 2) evidence of teaching experience broadly defined as teaching undergraduate or graduate courses, workshops, trainings, or teaching assistantships, 3) a demonstrated potential for research funding, and 4) a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. 

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 27 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

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; 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.

UNM is the state’s flagship University and is one of only twenty Hispanic-serving, Carnegie Research/Doctoral-Extensive institutions in the US. The department is partnering with ADVANCE at UNM, an NSF Institutional Transformation grant, to help recruit and retain an excellent and diverse faculty. 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 including 50% Hispanic or Latino and 11% American Indian or Alaska Native.. Albuquerque 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. 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 For more information on the benefits of living and working in Albuquerque, NM, see and

Applications must be submitted via the UNMJobs website, req22099  

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 (UNM guidelenes can be found here); and 6) 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: Dept. Psychology, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC03-2220, Albuquerque, NM 87131, or via email to

For full consideration apply by January 17, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.  Inquiries can be directed to Steven Verney, 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.