Visiting Assistant Professor in Art Studio, Foundations/Drawing

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Posting Details

Job Title Visiting Assistant Professor in Art Studio, Foundations/Drawing Requisition Number FE01685 Working Title Department Name 8X100:School of Art and Visual Studies Work Location Lexington, KY Type of Position Faculty Position Time Status Full-Time Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track Required Education

An MFA in Drawing or Art Studio is required before the date of hire.

Required Related Experience

College-level teaching experience a plus but not required

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The School of Art and Visual Studies (SAVS) at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Art Studio, Foundations/Drawing to begin August 2019 and end May 2020. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester in our vibrant and contemporary Foundations Program, oversee the Foundations Drawing Studio and work with both undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of contemporary studio art and design practices. Drawing in our Foundations Program takes a traditional approach to perceptual awareness and articulation, while incorporating creative thinking, compositional strategies and conceptualization. The Art Studio Faculty recognize and embrace a broad approach to creative practices, engaging and challenging the conceptual, technical, and pedagogical aspects of art and design practice.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct creative research in drawing and scholarly research in Foundations and provide appropriate service to the school, college, and university.

Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and upload the following:
Specific Request 1 – Research statement and Teaching Methods, including a list of courses taught;
Specific Request 2 – PDF portfolio of personal work (20)* (9 mb max);
Specific Request 3 – PDF portfolio of student work (20)* (9 mb max).
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.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

Prior active membership in Foundations in Art, Theory and Education (FATE) and/or participation in an Integrative Teaching International (ITI) program like ThinkTank is highly desirable. Ability to teach a variety of drawing practices in both analogue and digital formats preferred.

Deadline to Apply Open Until 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
    • (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: 1/17/2019
    Application Due: 5/3/2019
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