University of New Mexico, College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant or Associate Professor Position

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center on Alcohol, Substance Use and Addictions (CASAA). This is a full-time, probationary, tenure-track or tenured appointment targeted to begin in Fall 2024. Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in Psychology, Sociology, Economics, or related discipline by the time of the appointment, and demonstrate a record of peer-reviewed publications in the addictions field.

We seek an outstanding researcher who can contribute to the research and teaching missions in their home department in the College of Arts and Sciences (includes Psychology, Sociology, Economics; a full list of departments is located here). The specific research focus and area(s) of technical expertise should complement existing areas of strength and research interests within the home department and CASAA. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with CASAA investigators in the conduct of human research on alcohol or other substance use, and/or other addictive behaviors. CASAA investigators, affiliated with the Departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Economics, are leaders nationally in 12-step research; research on Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, mindfulness-based interventions, and the Community Reinforcement Approach; family-involved treatment models; training, dissemination, and implementation research; development of instruments; studies of mechanisms of change; clinical research in special populations, particularly adolescents, women, veterans, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, and criminal legal populations; and research on methods to reduce harm from risky alcohol or other drug use (for more information, see

A Category III Center at UNM, CASAA reports directly to the Vice President for Research and is the home for the UNM Campus Office of Substance and Alcohol Prevention (COSAP). CASAA has long-standing relationships with several community-based treatment programs that are available as sites for clinical trials. The relationships between CASAA and these treatment facilities are on-going and reciprocal, and CASAA is widely regarded as a key resource for the development and testing of empirically supported treatments for alcohol and other substance use disorders. In addition, CASAA has uniquely strong relationships with several pueblos. CASAA investigators are supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health, other Federal Agencies, Private Foundations, the State of New Mexico, and the University of New Mexico.

Inquiries can be directed to Matthew Pearson, Ph.D., Chair, CASAA Faculty Search Committee,

Applications can be submitted by Nov 15 2023 at

UNM is the state’s flagship University and is one of only twenty Hispanic-serving, Carnegie Research/Doctoral-Extensive institutions in the U.S.  UNM is located in Albuquerque, the largest urban area within one of the most diverse states in the nation. The UNM main and Health Sciences campuses are adjacent to one another, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration. Our campus is located in the heart of Albuquerque, which has cultural, outdoor and recreational opportunities for everyone.  UNM is located on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia.  The original peoples of New Mexico – Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache – and their connection to this land remains significant.  Learn more about our city, our welcoming campus, and research opportunities at and