Job Description

Assistant or Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Posting Numberreq10893
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentValencia Branch
Academic LocationValencia Branch
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Fine Arts Department of Valencia Campus is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor (dependent on qualifications) of Fine Arts at UNM Valencia Branch Campus position, which is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position. For best consideration, all application documents must be received by January 10, 2020.

Located about 30 miles south of Albuquerque in rural Valencia County, the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus is a two-year branch community college associated with the University of New Mexico. With an emphasis on teaching excellence, Valencia Campus offers vocational and technical courses as well as academic transfer courses to the citizens of Valencia and northern Socorro counties. The faculty and staff serve a student body of approximately 2,300 each semester.

Salary: Base salary range for nine-month faculty position is $44,000 - $46,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Summer teaching is possible and optional with additional compensation. An excellent package of benefits is provided.

Summary of duties and responsibilities: Provide 15 credit hours per semester of classroom instruction in Fine Arts and Art History, along with acting as the Coordinator for Fine Arts within the Humanities Division. Responsibilities include maintaining attendance, scholastic, and student records, as well as posting and maintaining office hours, participating in college committees, curriculum development, outcomes assessment, professional development (directly related to teaching field), departmental projects and community service. Responsibilities also include supervising the Art Studio area along with facilitating bi-annual studio safety inspections.


Minimum Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in Fine Arts or in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Fine Arts.

· One to two years of experience teaching college-level Fine Arts classes at a post-secondary institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

· MFA, PhD, or ABD (all but dissertation) in Fine Arts or closely related field.

· Two or more years teaching of a wide range of Fine Arts courses at a two-year, post-secondary college.

· Demonstrated excellence in teaching.

· Experience teaching online or hybrid/blended courses.

· Commitment to and potential for service.

· Professional engagement in the field through shows, exhibitions, and/or publications

· A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsTo Apply: Submit an application through UNM Jobs at, which includes,* A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae, including degrees earned, lists of courses taught, teaching awards earned, and a list of references should that includes 3-5 references to contact;* Unofficial transcripts;* A cover letter indicating the posting number and information explaining how candidate meets minimum or preferred requirements;* A statement that describes the candidate's teaching philosophy;* Documentation of teaching excellence to include two student, peer, and/or supervisor evaluations.Special Instructions to Applicants: If selected for an interview, applicant must be prepared to present 1) official transcripts, 2) 2 letters of recommendation and 3) a teaching demonstration (subject matter to be announced). For information, phone (505) 925-8530 or e-mail UNM's confidentiality policy ("Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment," UNM Board of Regents' Policy Manual 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 1/10/2020. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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