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University of New Mexico


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Not Specified

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Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

August 30, 2019

Clinical Addictions Researcher

Clinical Addictions Researcher

Division of Addiction Psychiatry

University of New Mexico Health Sciences

School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine is seeking a clinical faculty researcher, suitable for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the tenure-track, with a research program focused upon substance use, to join our Addictions Division. Primary faculty appointment will be in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and academic background.

Research goals for this position will include (1) understanding the causes and consequences of substance use, and the myriad health, behavioral, and social problems with which it intersects, (2) emphasis on the development, refinement, and evaluation of interventions to reduce or prevent substance use, and (3) informing public policy, risk reduction strategies, and service provision by public and non-profit entities. The successful candidate will be expected to (1) engage in transdisciplinary research with faculty, psychiatry residents, and psychology interns that brings together multiple areas and perspectives, and thus bridges traditional scientific and structural barriers, and (2) study substance use as it intersects with other health, behavioral, and social problems. The successful candidate will be expected to work with well-established researchers with strong records of collaborative cross-disciplinary research on substance use. We are particularly interested in candidates who study these questions in diverse contexts or in diverse or vulnerable populations. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain productive, federally funded research programs in relevant areas, and will be expected to demonstrate medical student, psychology intern, postdoctoral, resident and fellow instructional effectiveness within a diverse student body.

The University of New Mexico is well-situated to foster transdisciplinary research in substance use with substance use research occurring across many departments and Centers, including the Health Sciences Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurosciences, and Internal Medicine, the College of Population Health, the Department of Psychology, the UNM Health Sciences Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), The UNM Health Sciences Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center for Advancing Behavioral Health (TREE Center), the UNM Health Sciences Alcohol Research Center, and the UNM Center on Alcohol, Substance Use and Addictions (CASAA). These departments and Centers offer resources for the study of behavioral and pharmacologic treatments, clinical trials including pharmacological clinical trials, neuroimaging, mechanisms of change, and rural and underserved populations.

Application process:

For complete details about this position and to apply, access Faculty Postings at:, requisition #9896.

For Additional Information Contact:

Kathleen Y. Haaland, PhDProfessor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral

UNM's confidentiality policy (“Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment,” UNM Board of Regents' Policy 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator.


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