University of New Mexico

Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation and Regionalism


The UNM Department of Landscape Architecture seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation and Regionalism (HPR). The Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program, housed in the Landscape Architecture Department, offers a graduate certificate in this department and a Master of Science graduate degree through the Architecture Department.

We invite applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor probationary appointment, leading to a tenure decision. The successful candidate will teach required and elective courses during the academic year. We seek applicants that have an emerging record of excellence in teaching and grant funded outreach and research. Applications received on or before January 7, 2023, will have best consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The appointment commences August 2023.

UNM is New Mexico’s flagship research institution, and the largest university in the state. Founded in 1889, UNM offers bachelors, masters, doctoral and professional degree programs in a wide variety of fields. UNM is categorized as a Research 1 / RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and is home to two MacArthur Fellows, and more than 40 Fulbright Scholars. UNM represents a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities among the faculty, staff, and students. UNM is also a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as defined by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities.

The School of Architecture + Planning is comprised of departments of Architecture, Community + Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture. The School has been involved in public interest design for over fifty years, with research centers leading these efforts. The Design and Planning Assistance Center (DPAC) works with urban and rural communities to address complex challenges. The Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (iD+Pi) works with native communities to serve their design needs and is the only institute of its kind in the USA. The Historic Preservation + Regionalism program collaborates with each department and the School’s research centers.

The School of Architecture and Planning’s departments are housed in the award-winning George Pearl Hall, designed by architect Antoine Predock. In addition to the spacious, naturally lit design studio spaces, the School has two computer labs for group teaching, and a Fabrication Lab with state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, the US Department of Education’s College Scorecard illustrates that UNM is one of the most affordable universities to study at the graduate or undergraduate level. Recent alumni are working in leading firms practicing across New Mexico and the USA.

Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, is located along the Rio Grande, adjacent to the Sandia Mountains. A high desert city, the climate is mild most of the year. One can participate in a full range of outdoor activities year-round. Albuquerque is an inclusive, diverse city with an excellent climate, low-cost lifestyle, and excellent outdoor recreation.

Minimum Qualifications:

1) A master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or Planning from an accredited department or international equivalent.

2) Three years of Historic Preservation teaching experience as the instructor of record.

3) A record of funded research and community partnership and engagement.

Preferred Qualifications: 

1) Demonstration of excellence in Historic Preservation teaching and research related to the following:

  • S. Southwest / Borderlands Area
  • Vernacular Building Methods
  • Cultural Landscapes

2) Evidence of innovation in research and/or design through demonstrated projects, workshops, conferences, etc.

3) A connection to the international historic preservation community, and demonstrated interdisciplinary collaboration and leadership.

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

To apply, please visit unmjobs.unm.edu

Application Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following through UNMJobs: 1) a 2-4 page letter of interest stating specific teaching and research interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of three references; 4) a portfolio, with a maximum of 25 pages, as an optimized PDF file; 5) a short teaching portfolio of student work with a maximum of 15 pages, as an optimized PDF file; and  6) a 1-page statement on diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants are also encouraged to submit one or two examples of academic scholarship as an optimized PDF file. The search committee has the option to ask candidates to provide additional design or scholarly work.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. New Mexico has a rich and varied culture, and qualified candidates from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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.