IMPORTANT: Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis with interview visits held in April. Please complete your applications as soon as possible in order to be considered for the upcoming cohort.

Before you begin, it will be helpful to gather the following documents and information:

  • Current contact information
  • Curriculum Vitae or biographical sketch
  • Your preferred ASERT mentors and available start date
  • Contact information for at least 2 references
  • Documentation of degree credentials, if Ph.D. has been conferred
  • Graduate transcript (may be unofficial)
  • Specifics of your graduate degree
  • Dissertation title
  • Descriptions of:
    • Any prior or current post-doctoral positions
    • Your current research project
    • Your overall research interests
    • Long-term research goals
    • Your previous teaching experiences
    • Areas of interest in teaching
    • Long-term goals as an educator
    • How your participation in ASERT will enable you to achieve your career goals
    • How your previous experiences have prepared you to participate in the ASERT program

Once you are ready, navigate to the Instructions tab and click on the Apply Now! button.


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          Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Required qualifications:

  • Must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent in another country, within one year of application to ASERT.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent U.S. resident.
  • Have a strong interest in developing outstanding teaching as well as research skills.

We especially encourage qualified applicants from underrepresented minority groups to apply.

Desired qualifications:

  • Interest in teaching at institutions that serve underrepresented minorities.
  • Demonstrated or expressed interest in team-based approaches to teaching.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Prior teaching experience (such as teaching assistantships or other forms of apprenticeship).

Health Science Center postdoctoral fellows not in the ASERT-IRACDA program may participate in ASERT with agreement of their research mentors. In such cases, fellows may gain teaching experience through numerous opportunities at UNM.

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To complete your application:
  • (click on the Apply Now! button)
  • Albuquerque Campus Applications
  • Graduate Application
  • Create or enter your PIN and Password to login to the Application System
  • Enter Personal Information
  • Enter Additional Information
  • Enter Educational Background - upload your transcript(s) for review (an official copy will be required after admission)
  • Select Program of Interest:
    • College/School: Health Sciences Center (non MD)
    • Department: Biomedical Sciences
    • Program/Major: Biomedical Sciences
    • Degree: NIH PostDoc Biomedical Research
    • Interest: PostDoc
    • Faculty member preference: 2-3 Preferred ASERT mentors
    • Entry Term: Select from list
    • Entry Year: Select from list
  • Letter of Intent: upload a document that addresses the following topics (if not addressed in your CV)
    • Dissertation Title
    • Previous PostDoc positions (description, institution, city and state, principal investigator's name)
    • Current research project (description, institution, city and state, principal investigator's name)
    • Overall research interests
    • Long-term research goals
    • Describe previous teaching experience (particularly experience in higher education or an outreach environment)
    • Areas of interest as a teacher of higher education
    • Long-term goals as a teacher of higher education
    • How will participation in the ASERT program enable you to achieve your career goals?
    • How do your previous experiences (personal, educational, and/or professional) prepare you to participate in the ASERT program?
    • How did you learn about the IRACDA training programs, and specifically, how did you learn about the ASERT program at UNM?
  • CV/Resume: upload your CV or Biosketch
  • Relevant Coursework: this page may be left blank
  • Recommendations: provide name and email address for at least 2 references (one of which must be your doctoral research mentor)