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Open Rank of Pathology in Forensic Pathology

University of New Mexico
Alameda, New Mexico
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022

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Open Rank of Pathology in Forensic Pathology

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Faculty Type
Open Rank

Hiring Department
Pathology (254B)

Academic Location
School of Medicine

Benefits Eligible
The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

Position Summary

The Department of Pathology at the University of New Mexico is seeking three (3) forensic pathologists at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level to join six (6) board certified forensic pathologists at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. These individuals will perform medicolegal and hospital autopsies, teach medical students, pathology residents and forensic pathology fellows, and will be encouraged to develop a program of scholarly inquiry.

The Office of the Medical Investigator is a statewide, centralized, academically based medicolegal death investigative agency for New Mexico. This agency investigates approximately 7,000 of the 18,000 deaths that occur each year in New Mexico and performs approximately 2,000 autopsies and 2,500 whole body CT exams each year. The office has been NAME accredited since 1976. When fully staffed, the pathologist caseload is compliant with NAME phase I standards. Detailed death investigation data (1977-present) is recorded in an electronic database. The office occupies a state-of-the-art facility completed in 2010 including a fully Biosafety Level-3 autopsy laboratory that houses both CT and MR Scanners. New faculty will be trained in the incorporation of imaging technology into daily practice. The office has faculty providing expertise in neuropathology, anthropology, odontology, epidemiology, and radiology and forensic imaging. The OMI forensic pathology fellowship program has 4 slots/year and has trained 100 fellows who are in practice throughout the US and internationally.
Salary is based on academic rank and years in service.


Minimum requirements:
  • MD degree or equivalent
  • Board certified/eligible in Anatomic Pathology
  • Board certified/eligible in Forensic Pathology or currently in a Forensic Pathology Fellowship
  • Eligible to work in the US

Desirable qualifications:
  • Experience or training in a subspecialty of medicine, pathology or science applicable to forensic pathology
  • Experience training forensic fellows and pathology residents in autopsy pathology using both hospital and medicolegal autopsies
  • Experience teaching medical students
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity
  • Evidence of public speaking and writing skills

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

A complete application will include a CV and cover letter/letter of interest. The cover letter must address each requirement or qualification and how it relates to the position. The application materials must include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; candidates will be consulted before references are contacted. This position may be subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law. If criminal records screening is mandated, clearance by the New Mexico Department of Health is required as a condition of employment. For additional information visit our web site at or contact Ruth Kief, Operations Manager, Department of Pathology via telephone at 505 272-9877 or email:

For Best Consideration
For best consideration, please apply by . This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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