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University of New Mexico Department of Art

Assistant Professor of Photography

Location: Albuquerque , NM
Posted: September 24, 2019
Application Deadline: November 30, 2019


University of New Mexico Department of Art
Albuquerque , NM, 87131

University of New Mexico, Assistant Professor of Photography. Probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. 1.0 FTE. The new faculty member will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise MFA students, and serve on graduate committees when requested. We are seeking a candidate with capacity to engage photographic and imaging practice across a range of conceptual and material approaches. Salary: $58,000. Start August 17, 2020.

MINIMUM: M.F.A. in Studio Art with emphasis in Photography. Two years cumulative university-level teaching experience as instructor of record after the M.F.A. A strong record of recent exhibition. Technical and conceptual expertise in both analog and digital photography.

PREFERRED: Demonstrated interest in contributing to a contemporary interdisciplinary setting in an atmosphere of close faculty-student mentoring. An active and accelerating record of professional engagement, which might include exhibitions, public installations, and print and/or web-based publications. An emphasis on contemporary studio art practices, with additional interest and expertise in expanded photography, particularly in video, performance, and/or installation. Conversant in contemporary issues of theory and aesthetics, especially as they relate to photography. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

All applicants must apply online at the University of New Mexico web site:, Req#10577. Please attach as part of the application in the UNMJobs system: (1) a letter of application that includes contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service; (2) CV with names and complete addresses (mailing, telephone, and e-mail) of three recommenders; (3) maximum of three representative course syllabi; (4) teaching philosophy; (5) artist statement; (6) 20 examples of your work, with a list of images, including title, year, medium, and size. Image portfolio should be uploaded as a screen-resolution PDF file. If selected for the position, you will need to provide official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements required as a minimum requirement for this position prior to your initial employment with UNM.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: For best consideration, all application materials must be received by November 30, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. For further information, UNM's confidentiality policy ("Recruitment and Hiring," Policy #3210), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at EEO/AA.

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