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As faculty at The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, we don’t just educate nurses. We change the entire field of nursing. Innovating nursing education, clinical practice and research. Transforming evidence-based knowledge to practice and policy. And addressing health equity as it relates to rural health, chronic illness, women and children’s health and health policy issues.

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UNM is a R1 research university, the College’s MSN and DNP programs represent the best in the nation. No. 7 in nurse-midwifery. No. 77– top 15%–in MSN. And No. 81– top 30%–in DNP. We are the No. 1 nursing school in New Mexico.

Proud? Absolutely. But we don’t do for the accolades. We do it because it is what we are supposed to do. We exist to create opportunities for you. So you can help us fuel new thinking. Improve the quality of life for people everywhere.

Faculty Openings

Chair, Biobehavioral Health & Data Science

The University of New Mexico (UNM), College of Nursing (CON) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the inaugural chair of the department of Biobehavioral Health and Data Science at the UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC). The chair will lead the proposed department in all aspects of academic and scholarly activity and serve as a key member of the College’s leadership team. This includes providing strategic leadership to develop a future vision of the department to enhance current and emerging programs and the stewardship of resources, personnel, and collaboration within the CON, UNM, and across the state.

The chair will collaborate with administration, faculty, and staff to foster a commitment to excellence in academic programming, scholarship, and clinical practice. The chair will be responsible for the recruitment, retention, and professional development of faculty and staff within the department. This is a leadership position, which includes active participation in academic affairs; commitment to diversity, equity, interprofessional and community engagement.

The chair will mentor excellence across research and scholarship, teaching, and community engagement. This position provides a vital role in the development of research, scholarship, and clinical programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as the successful mentorship of faculty and students.

The incumbent will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship at the highest levels with a consistent record of extramural funding support appropriate for tenured faculty at the rank of associate or full professor. A PhD or research doctorate is required.

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Chair, Rural Health & Health Equity

The University of New Mexico (UNM), College of Nursing (CON) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the inaugural chair of the department of Rural Health and Health Equity at the UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC). The chair will lead the proposed department in all aspects of academic and scholarly activity and serve as a key member of the College’s leadership team. This includes providing strategic leadership to develop a future vision of the department to enhance current and emerging programs and the stewardship of resources, personnel, and collaboration within the CON, UNM, and across the state.

The chair will collaborate with administration, faculty, and staff to foster a commitment to excellence in academic programming, scholarship, and clinical practice. The chair will be responsible for the recruitment, retention, and professional development of faculty and staff within the department. This is a leadership position, which includes active participation in academic affairs; commitment to diversity, equity and Interprofessional and community engagement.

The chair will mentor excellence across research and scholarship, teaching, and community engagement. This position provides a vital role in the development of research, scholarship, and clinical programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as the successful mentorship of faculty and students.

The incumbent will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship at the highest levels with a consistent record of extramural funding support appropriate for tenured faculty at the rank of associate or full professor. A PhD or research doctorate is required.

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Open Rank-Physic Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The faculty and staff of University of New Mexico College of Nursing welcome you to a tradition of excellence in nursing research, education, and clinical practice. We represent the very best in quality and innovation within an academic environment. Our focus is on building evidence for effective practice and translating that evidence-based knowledge to practice and policy environments with an emphasis in rural health.

We are currently recruiting a faculty member for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) position. The primary focus of the position is to teach content in the PMHNP program. This is a full time 12-month appointment.

The incoming faculty will teach and maintain an active clinical practice. The combination of teaching and practice is a fundamental component of our educational mission. Responsibilities include classroom, online and simulation teaching, mentoring, advising and precepting students, assisting with clinical placements and student oversight, and participation in program activities and committees to ensure stated program goals are achieved.

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