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University of New Mexico Multicultural Psychologist tenure-track position

News Date: Monday, September 11, 2023 - 12:00


Please see information on a tenure-track position in the Department of Psychology at UNM for those with research focused on multicultural and cultural psychology.  Feel free to email me at if you have any questions.  You can also contact the search committee chair, Dr. Steve Verney at






Application window remains open

Next best consideration date: Friday, September 22, 2023


Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Applications received after this date will only be considered if the positions have not yet been filled. 


Start date is negotiable, with an expected start date of Fall 2024.




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.  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 (TREE)Center for Health Policy at UNMCenter for Participatory ResearchDivision of Community Behavioral HealthMind Research NetworkPsychology Clinical Neuroscience CenterNew Mexico Alcohol Research CenterBrain and Behavioral Health InstituteCollege of Population HealthUNM Comprehensive Cancer CenterUNM Memory and Aging CenterUNM 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.



The University of New Mexico (UNM) is the premier research university in the state of New Mexico. We are a Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity Institution, a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution.


UNM is located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. Albuquerque is an ethnically diverse metropolitan area of over a half million residents that 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. Learn more about our city here ( 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. 


New Mexico is a majority minority state with a long and rich cultural heritage that prioritizes advancement, equity, and accessibility. In the 2023 legislative session, a few of the key bills passed included free school meals of all K-12 students, establishing the Native American Voting Rights Act, establishing permanent funding for land and water conservation, and expanding protections offered under the Human Rights Act, just to name a few. To learn more about our 2023 legislative session, read here. Equality New Mexico, one of our leading non-profit organization for equal rights, further expanded that the 2023 legislative session was the most successful session for LGBTQ issues, including bill HB7 that legally affirmed all New Mexicans protected access to reproductive and gender affirming care. The Land of Enchantment continues to welcome all who wish to call it home. 


To learn more about living in New Mexico, our values, and our culture visit here:


In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting inclusive excellence. Several of the University’s ongoing initiatives to promote inclusive excellence include: 



•   UNM Division for Equity and Inclusion -

•   Advance at UNM –

•   UNM2040 Goal Three: Inclusive Excellence -




Minimum Qualifications 

  • A doctoral degree in Clinical, Counseling or Community Psychology from an APA/CPA/PCSAS accredited program at the start date of appointment;
  • An APA/CPA approved clinical or counseling psychology internship;
  • Evidence of clinical training with a focus on diverse clientele;
  • Clinically-related scholarship with diverse populations.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience;
  • Evidence of teaching experience broadly defined as teaching undergraduate or graduate courses, workshops, trainings, or teaching assistantships;
  • A demonstrated potential for research funding;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.




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 including  a teaching statement with philosophy of teaching, a list of courses, and peer and student evaluations; 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 best consideration apply by September 22nd, 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.


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