Dean of the School of Medicine

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNMSOM) seeks an innovative, compassionate, and accomplished academic physician leader to serve as its next dean. The dean’s role is a vital part of an innovative and influential health system and health sciences program at the state’s only academic health center.

UNMSOM is one of four schools at the UNM Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC), along with the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Population Health.

The SOM dean will join a team of executive leaders in not only shaping the educational and research enterprise, but also working hand-in-hand with clinical entities to improve the health of all New Mexicans. Our Health System, comprised of the UNM Hospitals, UNM Medical Group, Sandoval Regional Medical Center, and the state’s only NIH-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is one of the largest in New Mexico.

As the only medical school in New Mexico, UNMSOM serves a diverse population. It maintains a strong commitment to the primacy of the mission to all patients and communities across New Mexico, as well as to foundational strengths in clinical care, research, teaching, community engagement, and diversity.

We strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals, especially those with lived experiences in communities historically underrepresented in medicine.

Interested applicants and nomination should be directed to WittKieffer at For best consideration, please apply by October 4, 2021.