Assistant Professor in Art Studio and Digital Design

Job description

The School of Art and Visual Studies (SAVS) at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Art Studio and Digital Design to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester in design (2/2 teaching load) and advise both undergraduate and graduate students working in a variety of contemporary studio art and design practices. The applicant will also be expected to conduct creative research and provide appropriate service to the school, college, university and public.

A successful candidate for this position will complement and expand existing Art Studio faculty skill-sets by contributing to courses in design with an emphasis in Web/App Design, User Interface, User Experience and Professional Practices. A balanced understanding of the cultural context of visual production that includes familiarity with contemporary art is vital for this position. This position will involve curricular development in the new Digital Media and Design degree.

Additional knowledge in the areas of digital visualization, systems thinking, wayfinding, and motion graphics would be beneficial. An ideal candidate will also have strengths in an analogous field, such as digital photography, photo manipulation, or digital fabrication processes. An ability to teach all levels of graphic design and contemporary design practices a plus.

The Art Studio Faculty recognize and embrace a broad approach to creative practices, engaging and challenging the conceptual, technical, and pedagogical aspects of digital design in relation to other studio practices.

With application, upload the following items:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
• Specific Request 1: Research statement and Teaching Methods, including a list of courses taught
• Specific Request 2: PDF portfolio of personal work (up to 20)* (9 mb max)
• Specific Request 3: PDF portfolio of student work (up to 20)* (9 mb max)

*For video and website content, please provide a link to the work hosted.

Please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Applications received by January 8, 2018 will be assured full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Art Studio and Digital Design

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8X100:School of Art and Visual Studies

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

MFA, Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in the area of design

Required Related Experience

Teaching experience, as well as a familiarity with industry best practices, is preferable

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
  5. Specific Request 3
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/12/2018
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