Employment Opportunity

Pediatric Dermatologist

University of New Mexico Department of Dermatology

The University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine Department of Dermatology in Albuquerque seeks a qualified enthusiastic individual for a full-time academic faculty position as a Pediatric Dermatologist.

We serve a large, truly diverse, and medically complex patient population. As the only academic health center/flagship institution for the entire state, we are the consultative resource for Dermatology in New Mexico (population 2.1 million) and also serve the Four Corners region of the Southwest. Our population is uniquely multicultural and multilingual, with 22 American Indian tribes and nations (11-12% census population as of 2021) as well as vibrant Hispanic/Latinx (50%), African American (3%), and Asian American (2%) communities.

Due to low numbers of practicing specialists in rural areas, our faculty and trainees see the entire spectrum of clinical dermatology, including but not limited to: general and pediatric dermatology, Mohs surgery/cutaneous oncology, dermatopathology, aesthetics, and complex inpatient/medical dermatology. Our main UNM Hospital clinical site offers phototherapy and lasers, and the Department/training program has a strong partnership with the local VA Medical Center as well. Our Chair is currently the only fellowship-trained pediatric dermatologist in the state, so the opportunities for a (junior) faculty to gain extensive experience quickly and effectively, while being mentored and meaningfully contributing to care for children in this region, is truly extraordinary.

At the UNM Department of Dermatology, we pride ourselves in our excellence and commitment to all mission areas, training residents to practice at their highest level and offering robust clinical exposure, high-quality education/professional development, research opportunities and a longstanding dedication to community engagement and diversity/equity/inclusivity and belonging. The ACGME-accredited residency program is currently allotted 3 residents/year, supervised by approximately 10 faculty, including UNM-based, VAMC and Dermatopathology.

Minimum Requirements:

• Medical Doctor or equivalent
• Board-eligible or certified in Dermatology
• Board-Eligible or certified in Pediatric Dermatology
• One year fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology
• Eligible for medical licensure in NM
• Eligible for State of New Mexico Board of Pharmacy certification and federal
DEA registration
• Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, as well as
experience working with broadly diverse teams and communities.
• Demonstrated on experiences that are in alignment with UNM School of
Medicine key mission areas (Education, Research, Clinical Care, Community
• Demonstrated skills/interest that would contribute to growth and
improvement of the ACGME-accredited residency training program as
pertains to specialty/pediatric dermatologic care in a collaborative manner
• Demonstrated experience/excellence in teaching and mentoring learners of
various backgrounds.

The UNM School of Medicine actively engages in educational innovation initiatives towards improving diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the physician workforce. In addition, the Department of Dermatology is unequivocally committed to DEI efforts and anti-racism. As such, preferable candidate attributes include:

• Demonstrable experience promoting inclusion in the workforce
• Knowledge and modelling of cultural humility
• Commitment to guiding learners from underrepresented groups, and
• Commitment to understanding and utilizing social determinants of health to
address health disparities for individuals and communities.

Additional training and expertise (such as in Dermatopathology, Internal Medicine-Dermatology or Mohs surgery) would also be welcome. Faculty appointment (Assistant/Associate/Professor; Clinician Educator track vs tenure track) and compensation will be commensurate with experience. We welcome your interest in our vibrant program!

Application Process: To apply for this position, please go to the UNM job application system at: http://www.unm.edu/jobs/ and search for posting number Req#26718
Direct Link: https://unm.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/18/home/requisition/26718?c=unm

1021 Medical Arts Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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