University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aug 27, 2021
Sep 26, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
Academic/Teaching, Executive

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNMSOM) seeks an innovative, compassionate, and accomplished academic physician leader to serve as its next Dean. UNMSOM uniquely serves a diverse population at one of the most respected public universities in the United States. Candidates will quickly sense the strong commitment to the primacy of the mission to all patients and communities across the state of New Mexico, as well as the many other foundational strengths in all pillars of clinical, research, teaching, community engagement, and diversity.  

The School of Medicine, along with the College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and College of Population Health, is part of the UNM Health Sciences Center, which is the state’s only academic health center. The University of New Mexico Health System is one of the largest health systems in New Mexico and is comprised of the UNM Hospital, UNM Medical Group, Sandoval Regional Medical Center, and the state's only NIH-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Combined, the Health Sciences Center and UNM Health System enterprise employ nearly 11,000 FTE, enroll over 2,200 bachelors, professional, and graduate students; have research awards of about 220 million per year (FY21); and manages a total budget of $2.2 billion (FY20), which includes the $1.5 billion health care delivery system.

The Dean will report directly to the EVP for Health Sciences and CEO, UNM Health System, and will work in close collaboration with the other Health Sciences Center Deans and leaders. The Dean is charged with setting the vision for the School of Medicine's next stage of evolution and guiding change through empowering other leaders, faculty, staff, and students in advancing the academic, clinical, research, community engagement, and diversity missions while embracing New Mexico's rich and vibrant cultures as invaluable assets.

The successful candidate will be a tribally, nationally, or internationally recognized leader with a substantial record of leadership and management skills to enhance the key mission areas. Candidates should seek to actively engage with diverse communities and serve the state of New Mexico. Qualified candidates must hold an MD or equivalent medical degree; be board certified in their specialty and eligible for medical licensure in New Mexico; and meet University of New Mexico criteria for appointment to a tenured professor faculty position.  

Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications should be submitted via e-mail, to or 630-575-6159. We strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals, especially those with lived experiences of communities historically underrepresented in medicine.

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.