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University of New Mexico
Albuquerque,, NM, United States (on-site)
25 days ago
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque,, New Mexico, United States (on-site)
25 days ago


Assistant Professor of Pathology

The Department of Pathology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine ( is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to build and sustain an active research program in cell biology with special emphasis on cancer biology, stem cells and niche biology, the tumor microenvironment, or immune responses and immunotherapy. Applicants with research programs in basic biomedical research, novel imaging approaches, systems biology, neuropathology, or mechanobiology are also encouraged to apply. Departmental research programs focus on cancer cell biology and signaling, development and application of advanced biological imaging technologies, infectious disease mechanisms and immune interactions, drug discovery and clinical translation. Department cancer-related research programs are aligned with the NIH NCI-designated UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center (

The successful candidate will benefit from opportunities for membership and access to the exceptional Shared Resources of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, and interdisciplinary programs that include faculty from four basic science departments, and other clinical departments, such as Internal Medicine and OB/GYN.

Appointment will be in the Department of Pathology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will develop a rigorous and independent research program and participate in departmental activities including graduate school teaching.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Impactful publication(s) in the areas of scientific interest
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Independent research program, or strong potential for obtaining R01 or equivalent funding, as evidenced by funding history, high quality publications, and research plan
  • Currently working in an area of cell biology where interests and expertise have potential for research interactions and collaborations with department members
  • Evidence of successfully working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated experience in education and training activities (e.g., mentoring, teaching, etc.)
  • Evidence of applying cutting edge research technologies for a unique research breakthrough
  • Expressed interest in leveraging institutional core resources
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

A complete application must include a letter of interest addressing each minimum and preferred qualification and relating personal qualifications to the responsibilities of the position; CV or resume, a summary of current and proposed research (1 page), a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1 page), and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.  For best consideration, applications must be received by one month after posting 11/30/2022; however, the position will remain open until filled. 

For complete details of the position or to apply, please visit this website:

Please reference: REQ 22286

The University of New Mexico is an EEO/AA employer and educator.

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

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66630650
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Albuquerque,, New Mexico, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of New Mexico
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Job Function: Teaching/Education
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
Education / Teaching / Administration

UNM is a place where cutting-edge research and creative endeavors flourish. UNM research injects millions of dollars into New Mexico’s economy, funds new advancements in healthcare, and augments teaching – giving students valuable hands-on training in state-of-the art laboratories. The Health Sciences Center is the state's largest integrated health care treatment, research and education organization. U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks the UNM School of Medicine 20th in pri...

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