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NMSU Art Department is Seeking an Art History Professor

The Department of Art at New Mexico State University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Contemporary Art History and Visual Studies.

#197473, Req 2200155F

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Responsibilities include teaching a 3/3 annual course load and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; building and maintaining an active and innovative research agenda and record of dissemination through scholarly publications and/or curatorial activities in national and international venues. The successful applicant will help collaborate with the redesign and updating of fundamental and Gen. Ed survey courses to better reflect current conversations around representation, as well as the lived experiences of our diverse students. The candidate will also develop courses to support department needs, including upper-level courses and advanced seminars that are cross-listed at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate will keep up with contemporary trends through networking with regional art institutions. Duties also include service contributing to departmental and university initiatives and outreach responsibilities.


A Ph.D. in Art History, Visual Studies or a related field with an emphasis in Contemporary Art, and an active research record in their area of specialty. Applicants who are ABD may also be considered but Ph.D. is required by the start date in August 2023. 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.

 We especially welcome applicants who bring methodologies and research interests that address the cultures of the complex Borderplex region in which NMSU is located. We also welcome applicants who bring complementary strengths in fields such as Indigenous art and visual culture, Latin American and LatinX art, curatorial practice, museum studies, and/or other emerging or underrepresented areas of scholarship. Teaching experience beyond the graduate assistantship is preferred.


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022. Applications received after that date may not be reviewed. Please submit a letter of interest, current CV, statement of research agenda, statement of teaching philosophy, names and contact information for three references, unofficial transcripts as well as a sample of research to

NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of an individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.