Job Description

Assistant Professor of Sculpture

Posting Numberreq6465
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentArt Art History (595A)
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 SummaryAssistant Professor of Sculpture. Probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. Service and committee work expected. The successful candidate will be expected to run a lab-based curriculum in Sculpture that currently has a strong emphasis on wood and metal fabrication processes. The successful candidate will complement, enhance, and expand our sculpture curriculum and offer our students new possibilities for material/spatial practice in a cross-disciplinary studio program.

This position requires an individual who has the vision and expertise to contribute to a dynamic sculpture program that trains students in contemporary sculptural processes and techniques, material sensitivity and mastery, and formal and conceptual analysis. The position will require advanced teaching and communication skills, as well as a broad range of technical ability relating to lab practice and safety. The qualifications include the ability to provide mentorship to graduate students in sculpture and across disciplines as well as a strong record of personal creative activity.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. in Studio Art with emphasis in Sculpture or related field. Active exhibition record and new creative work in Sculpture within the last three years. One year university-level teaching experience as instructor of record.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Expertise in sculptural practices and skill in metal and wood fabrication techniques. Technical ability in 3D digital production. Ability to teach sculptural theory and practice. Ability to provide leadership to graduate students in sculpture and across disciplines. Knowledge of current safety and health standards. Excellent communication skills. A demonstrated commitment to
diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsAll applicants must apply online at the University of New Mexico web site:, Req6465. Please attach as part of the application in the UNMJobs system: a letter of application; CV with names and complete addresses (mailing, telephone, fax, and e-mail) of three recommenders; course syllabi; teaching philosophy; diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service; 20 examples of your work and 15 examples of student work, with a list of images, including title, year, medium, and size. Images should be in MS PowerPoint. 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.

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 11/30/2018. 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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