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 2019. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (2/2 teaching load) and advise both undergraduate and graduate students working in a variety of contemporary studio practices. The candidate will also be expected to conduct creative research and provide appropriate service to the school, college, university and public.

An MFA or equivalent terminal degree in the area of design or related field is required. To complement and expand the graphic design area within our contemporary arts program, applicants should demonstrate the ability to teach screen-based design (including, but not limited to web, app, and/or user interface), motion graphics, and emergent media. Capacity to teach professional practices and knowledge of current design practices and methodologies is required. Professional design experience and knowledge of 3D graphics is beneficial. Balanced understanding of the cultural context of visual production that includes familiarity with contemporary art is vital for this position. Previous teaching experience is preferred, as this position will involve curricular development in the new Digital Media Design degree.

Applicants should include the following:
• CV
• Cover letter addressing your qualifications specific to the job description.
• A Research Statement and a Teaching Philosophy, including a list of courses taught (upload under Writing Sample)
• PDF portfolio of personal work (up to 20)* (9 mb max, upload under Specific Request 1)
• A sample syllabi from a previous course taught, if available (upload under Specific Request 2)
• PDF portfolio of student work, if available (up to 20)* (9 mb max, upload under Specific Request 3)

*For website or motion graphics content, please provide a link to the work hosted.

When prompted in the application, also include the names and contact information for three references. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.

Applications received by January 7, 2019 can be assured full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidate questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair Doreen Maloney at [email protected] More information on the department can be found at http://finearts.uky.edu




Job Title
Assistant Professor in Art Studio and Digital Design

Requisition Number
FE01658

Working Title


Department Name
8X100:School of Art and Visual Studies

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position
Faculty

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

Master of Fine Arts or equivalent terminal degree in the area of design or related field



Required Related Experience

Capacity to teach professional practices and knowledge of current design practices and methodologies is required.



Required License/ Registration/Certification

NA



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

Professional design experience and knowledge of 3D graphics is beneficial, and previous teaching experience is preferred.



Open Untill Filled
Yes

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
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • 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. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Specific Request 2
  2. Specific Request 3

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Posted: 12/16/2018
Application Due: 1/17/2019
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