Assistant Professor in Photography
The School of Art and Visual Studies (SA/VS) at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Photography position to begin August 2019. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach studio lighting and a Lens Arts course in Studio Foundations, which requires a strong familiarity with both still and video imaging. The successful candidate will teach two (2) courses per semester, maintain an active research agenda, and preform service from the department to the university level.
Qualified applicants should have completed an MFA by August 2019. Preference may be given to applicants with teaching experience beyond the graduate level. Applicants should have a demonstrable knowledge of still photography, the Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop, Premiere, Bridge, and Lightroom), DSLR cameras, and video capture and editing. Applicants need to be able to teach continuous and strobe lighting within the studio and on location as well as maintain a professional lighting studio.
Required materials are:
• 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 Specific Request 1)
• PDF portfolio of personal work (up to 20)* (9 mb max, upload under Specific Request 2)
• PDF portfolio of student work (up to 20)* (9 mb max, upload under Specific Request 3)
*For video and website content, please provide a link to the work hosted.
Please also 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 contacts within the employment system.
Applications received by December 1st are assured full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Garrett Hansen, at [email protected] For more information about the School, please visit our website: https://finearts.uky.edu/savs
Assistant Professor in Photography
8X100:School of Art and Visual Studies
Type of Position
Position Time Status
Master of Fine Arts, completed by August 2019
Required Related Experience
A demonstrable knowledge of still photography, the Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop, Premiere, Bridge, and Lightroom), DSLR cameras, and video capture and editing.
Applicants need to be able to teach continuous and strobe lighting within the studio and on location as well as maintain a professional lighting studio.
Required License/ Registration/Certification
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Preference may be given to applicants with teaching experience beyond the graduate level.
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 (*).
- * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
- Academic Keys
- Latinos in Higher Education
- A colleague, friend, and/or family member
- None of the Above
- Curriculum Vita
- Cover Letter
- Specific Request 1
- Specific Request 2
- Specific Request 3