Professor of Art and Ecology/Land Arts of the American West Endowed Chair

The Univeristy of New Mexico is looking for a Full Professor of Art and Ecology. This is a tenured appointment with five-year renewable contract as Land Arts of the American West (LAAW) Endowed Chair. Full time. Works with LAAW Field Program Director and area faculty to further develop the LAAW program and increase the national and international profile of Art and Ecology at UNM. Directs the Land Arts Mobile Research Center and administers the existing Andrew W. Mellon grant. Must have the desire and ability to work with and further attract a diverse student population.

The University of New Mexico is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a city of 600,000 on the Rio Grande at an altitude of 5,200 feet. Albuquerque’s historical pluralism gives the city a fascinating mix in terms of its arts, cuisine, languages, and values. The University of New Mexico is a large, diverse state university with a faculty of over 3,000 serving approximately 32,700 students. The Department of Art and Art History offers the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD in Studio Art or Master’s with 7 or more years of experience in the field of Art and Ecology
  • 7 or more years as an exhibiting artist/published scholar with an extensive international record
  • 7 or more years of expertise in Environmental Art, Eco Art and/or Social Practice

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in administration of academic programs and/or private enterprises
  • Extensive creative research demonstrated by local, regional, or national record of public engagement
  • Conversant in contemporary issues of theory and aesthetics, especially as they relate to environmental and ecological art, and an ability to teach related courses
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with experience at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

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