Job Description

Assistant Professor in Film and Digital Arts

Posting Numberreq7238
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentCinematic Arts Department (568A)
Academic LocationCollege of Fine Arts
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
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 Department of Cinematic Arts at the University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Film and Digital Arts.

The position begins August 2019. Teaching responsibilities will include foundational and advanced studio courses in a wide range of production approaches and aesthetics. The successful candidate may also teach classes in film history, criticism, and theory.

The Department of Cinematic Arts values pluralism. The art we make, including videos, computer games, digital animation, virtual reality, mixed media, as well as creative and critical writing, embodies our disparate aesthetic appreciations and multifaceted views of the world. Our curriculum juxtaposes "major works" with images that contest canonical categorization. Cultivating art and artists whose presence is often underrepresented, our diverse faculty supports a diverse student body in a collegial department where intellectual inquiry meets experimentation.

The University of New Mexico is located at an altitude of 5,200 feet in Albuquerque, near the center of our state. A city of 600,000 at the base of the Sandia Mountains in the Rio Grande valley, Albuquerque has much to recommend it. Many peoples enrich the geographically stunning landscape in terms of their histories, arts and sciences, languages, and cultural values. UNM is a large "majority minority" state school with a faculty of over 3,000 serving approximately 24,000 students.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.F.A. in digital production/moving image art, or related interdisciplinary field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • University-level teaching experience in digital media production AND film history/criticism/theory.
  • Record of teaching high-enrollment introductory film studies classes.
  • Record of teaching introductory and advanced studio courses in a wide range of production approaches and aesthetics.
  • Expertise and/or teaching experience in two or more of the following fields: directing, cinematography, digital photography, animation.
  • Compelling creative work in relevant fields.
  • Record of community engaged scholarship.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Application Instructions1. a letter of application addressing areas of specialization, research, creative work, and teaching interests;2. Curriculum Vitae (CV);3. Three professional references with names and complete contact formation (mailing address, telephone, and email);4. Teaching philosophy;5. Diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, creative work, teaching, and/or service;6. 2 course syllabi (not to exceed 10 pages each);7. 2 links to creative work, or writing samples/published work (not to exceed 40 pages each).

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 1/13/2019. 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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