Job Title: Assistant Professor in Contemporary Art History, Theory and/or Criticism
Las Cruces , NM United States
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Assistant Professor in Contemporary Art History, Theory and/or Criticism
New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Contemporary Art History, Theory and/or Criticism. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Art History, Visual Culture Studies, Art Theory, or a related field and an active research record in their area of specialty. Applicants who are ABD may also be considered. Teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship preferred. Specialty is open, and candidates must show a demonstrable knowledge of the history of global theoretical discourses within art; a focus on contemporary art and craft practices; and an active awareness of global trends in art, aesthetics, and politics. The department also welcomes candidates whose research and teaching interests include media theory, museum studies, cross-cultural/cross-boundary issues, post-colonial studies, and/or critical race theory. Responsibilities building and maintaining an active and innovative research agenda, teaching a 3/3 annual course load, advising undergraduate and graduate students, outreach, and service to the department, college, university, and profession.
Qualifications & Requirements NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Located in the second largest city in New Mexico, near the borders of Mexico and Texas, New Mexico State University is the state’s land-grant university, and a Hispanic-serving institution, serving the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through undergraduate and graduate programs of education, research, extension education, and public service. The Department of Art offers BA degrees in Studio Art and Art History, BFA degrees in studio art and museum conservation, an MA degree in Art History and an MFA in Studio Art. Many of our graduate students also earn a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies.
Faculty members have the opportunity to pursue exhibition projects at the University Art Museum and to incorporate its collections in their teaching in a dedicated state-of-the-art collections studies seminar space. For information on the collection and its holdings, see https://uag.nmsu.edu.
Please submit a letter of interest, a current CV with three references, unofficial transcripts and a sample of research writing to http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/36216. Address to Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Margaret Goehring