Visiting Assistant Professor - Art History

New Mexico (US)
04 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment. 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.

New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM is seeking a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for 2019-2020 academic year in Contemporary ArtHistory, Theory and/or Criticism. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Art History, Visual Culture Studies, or a related field.

Applicants who are ABD will be considered. Specialty is open, but candidates must have demonstrable knowledge of the history of global theoretical discourses within art; a focus on contemporary art practices; and an active awareness of global trends in art, aesthetics, and politics.

Teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship preferred.

Faculty selected for this position will be expected to teach a 4/4 load including both the under-graduate and graduate levels.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials, individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit a letter of interest, a current CV with three references, unofficial transcripts and a sample of research writing to, Attention: Professor Julia Barello, Department Head.
Review of applications will begin immediately until filled.