Welcome to the home of the Lobos. A place where innovation and discovery live side by side with culture and adventure. As the employer of choice in New Mexico, we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standards of ethics outlined in our Guiding Principles.
Our employees know they are part of something extraordinary, helping to propel the state forward, driving the economy. We hire transformative thinkers who find solutions, provide opportunity for students, and improve the health and welfare of people everywhere. Welcome to the next step in your future. Welcome to UNM.
Why Work at UNM?
For firsthand information on why UNM is a great place to work and learn, visit UNM Proud to hear directly from University employees, faculty, students, and alumni.
We invite you to learn more about us and to explore available jobs at UNM. Thank you for your interest in employment with UNM.
Working at UNM has it benefits. As an employer of choice in the state of New Mexico, we offer a competitive benefit program, although some employment types may not be eligible for these services or programs. Learn more…
Available to employees, their spouse/domestic partner and dependent children.
Medical (PPO and HMO)
Flexible Spending Accounts
Health and voluntary insurance plans are available to same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners.
Life, Disability & Long-Term Care
Educational Retirement Board (ERB)
The ERB is a defined benefit plan provided to eligible employees working an FTE of .26 or greater.
UNM contribution: 14.15%
Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
The ARP is a defined contribution plan that is an option that may be available to eligible faculty, coaches, high ranking university professionals, and senior level researchers.
UNM contribution: 14.15%
Voluntary Retirement Plans
As a UNM employee, you have the option to contribute to 403(b) and/or 457(b) plans. These plans are designed to help you build extra savings by allowing you to reduce your current taxes and increase earnings potential.
Receive a waiver of tuition for up to 8 undergraduate or graduate credit hours, or the equivalent of 8 undergraduate credit hours for non-credit courses each fall and spring semester.
Receive up to 4 credit hours during the summer semester.
The spouse or domestic partner of an eligible employee may receive up to 4 credit hours per semester for UNM courses taken for academic credit.
Dependent Education Scholarship Program
The Dependent Education Program provides undergraduate tuition for your spouse/domestic partner and/or dependent children.
Receive up to 18 credit hours per semester for up to 8 semesters.
The Education Plan of New Mexico
A 529 plan is a special, state-sponsored savings program that recognizes the need for families to set aside significant assets for college. UNM employees can contribute money to a Section 529 plan from The Education Plan of New Mexico through a payroll deduction.
Annual Leave & Sick Leave
Eligible exempt staff earn up to 14 hours of annual leave and up to 8 hours of sick leave per month.
Eligible nonexempt employees earn up to 6.47 hours of annual leave and up to 3.7 hours of sick leave per biweekly pay period.
Additionally, UNM offers generous holiday leave, including 7-8 days for Winter Break (See our campus calendar for more details) and other types of leave to support a healthy work + life balance.
For information on faculty leave, visit the Office of Faculty Affairs & Services.
Maintaining a healthy balance between work and your personal life is important. At UNM, we offer several programs and services as part of your benefits package designed to enrich your life and balance in order to balance your health, family and a productive work environment. Many of these program are free or low cost to the employee.
From holding fitness challenges and consultations on nutrition and weight loss to providing techniques to manage stress or work ergonomically, the Employee Wellness department is here for you.
Visit Johnson Gym and find many recreational program offerings such – intramural sports, challenge courses, fitness classes, aquatic options, and weight/cardio room access.
Counseling and Referral Services (CARS)
CARS promotes a healthy work-life balance by providing on-site services to assist UNM faculty and staff members with professional and personal concerns. Relationship difficulties, anxiety, stress and job burnout, depression, eldercare, coworker conflicts, alcohol or other drug abuse, managing change, coping with grief and loss issues and preparing for retirement are just a few of the issues CARS can address.
Financial Wellness Seminars
Attend virtually from your desk or in person to learn strategies aimed at improving your financial fitness. Below are some examples of topics commonly discussed:
Annual Financial Fitness Forums
Sign up for sessions of interest during this two-day experience to learn how you can improve your overall financial security.
The UNM LoboPerks program is a partnership between the LoboCard Office and vendors around Albuquerque (and beyond!) designed to bring discounted goods and services to the attention of the campus community.
UNM supports all students and employees who choose to continue breastfeeding their children after they return to school or work. Therefore, Lactation Stations are available around campus for mothers needing to breastfeed or express milk.
The UNM Children’s Campus provides the children of UNM’s student, staff and faculty parents with a high quality early childhood experience. The Campus is a site for UNM student and faculty research, observation and practicum.
UNM appreciates the diverse and widespread ways in which its employees provide services to the extended community. Flexible work schedules may be used for community engagement. A list of acceptable initiatives are outlined in UAP 3300, section 3.2.
The University of New Mexico continues to be recognized for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an edge in recruiting and retaining the best employees.
Family-friendly policies include a wide range of options that companies can adopt, including providing access to health insurance; paid vacation; making reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees; flexible leave time for parents to attend to their kids’ medical or school needs; paid family leave; and ensuring workplaces have proper breastfeeding space and storage, among many other family-friendly benefits.
Staff Recognition Programs
Staff members play a valuable role in the University's success; therefore, the University is committed to recognizing and rewarding staff members who demonstrate creativity and provide exceptional contributions to the University's teaching, research, and service mission.
The University of New Mexico has a service recognition program in place which honors staff and faculty for their years of service. Employees receive a service award for every five (5) years of employment. The employment milestones recognized are 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40(+) years.
UNM offers career development programs that provide employees with opportunities for lifelong learning and continuous self-improvement. Career development encourages growth and commitment from employees and increases job satisfaction, productivity, and service to the University. Explore programs offered by Employee and Organizational Development, Anderson School of Management, Continuing Education, or simply take advantage of tuition remission for a traditional academic course.
The University's career development programs consist of the following opportunities that can stand alone or be combined with each other:
UNM values the experience, commitment and discipline military veterans bring to the workplace. UNM is proud to offer hiring opportunities to veterans seeking employment with the institution through its Veteran Hiring Preference Program. Through the program, UNM will grant eligible applicants a minimum of an initial interview for certain staff positions that are posted competitively. Learn more…
Search and apply for Faculty, Staff and Student positions at UNMJobs.
Faculty: The University offers full-time and part-time faculty appointments in varying ranks with responsibilities in teaching, research, and clinical/medical education excellence. Faculty appointments can range in term from Fiscal Year (July through June), Academic Year (August through May), to a part-time, per course basis. Read about all faculty appointments and contracts in the Faculty Handbook, Section B3.
Staff: Regular, temporary, term, contract and on-call staff positions, full-time and part-time keep The University of New Mexico running smoothly. Staff positions are available in a wide variety of functions across hundreds of departments. Staff position classifications are outlined in University Administrative Policy 3200.
Student Employment: Undergraduate students have many opportunities to earn a paycheck while immersing themselves in their learning environment. Students obtain work on campus in regular student positions or through work-study programs to gain skills in administrative, laboratory, or classroom environments. Details can be found in the Student Employment Handbook.
Graduate Student Employment: Graduate students may be eligible to apply for an assistantship which is a financial award for part-time work in teaching or research while pursuing study toward an advanced degree. The primary goal of an assistantship is to aid students in strengthening and successfully completing their academic program. The types of assistantships available are: Teaching Assistant/Teaching Assistant Special, Teaching Associate, Research Assistant, and Project Assistant. See job listings on the Graduate Student Employment Opportunities page.
If you have the drive and determination, we want you to be here. Become a part of something extraordinary. Apply today.