Assistant Professor of Drawing and Digital Illustration

Job description

The School of Art and Visual Studies (SA/VS) at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor in Drawing and Digital
Illustration to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will teach two
courses per semester in drawing and illustration (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 all levels of drawing and illustration, both digital and traditional. 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 collaborative curricular development in Foundations, Drawing, and Digital Illustration in the new Digital Media and Design degree.
The ideal candidate's practice will explore the expanding field of contemporary mark-making and/or graphic imagery.

The Art Studio Faculty recognize and embrace a broad approach to creative practices, engaging and challenging the conceptual, technical, and pedagogical aspects of art practice and outcomes. An ideal candidate would have strengths in digital illustration, animation and/or visualization. Additional knowledge in Professional Practices would be beneficial.

To apply, please include the following documents along with application:
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.

In addition, please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters from your references within the employment system.

Applications received by Feb 15th, 2018 will be assured full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Drawing and Digital Illustration

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

Master of Fine Arts or equivalent terminal degree

Required Related Experience


Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Two years college-level teaching preferred

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. Specific Request 1
  3. Specific Request 2
  4. Specific Request 3
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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