CFA Employment Opportunities

The UK College of Fine Arts has occasional openings for faculty and staff positions in the School of Art & Visual Studies, the School of Music, the Department of Theatre, the Arts Administration Program. Singletary Center for the Arts, and the Art Museum at UK. Some positions (especially STEPS assignments) may not be posted here. In addition to postings on this page, you might also search Jobs at the University of Kentucky.

Jobs in the UK College of Fine Arts:

Art History & Visual Studies – Contemporary Art HIstory and Visual Studies

Salary:  Open

Type:  Full Time – Academic – Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track 

Required education: Ph.D.  

The School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Art History and Visual Studies to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will teach two courses on contemporary art and/or visual studies per semester, advise both undergraduate and graduate students in Art History & Visual Studies, and participate in the development of a new MFA in Curatorial Studies.  He/she will also be expected to provide appropriate service to the school, college, and university.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of employment and have at least one year of teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate school.

We seek a productive scholar and effective teacher specializing in contemporary art. Broadly defined curatorial experience is highly desirable.

Applications received by January 15, 2015 will be assured full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applicants should send: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) letter of application, 4) research statement 5) statement of teaching philosophy and two course syllabi, and 7) contact information for three references to Prof. Anna Brzyski, Search Committee Chair, School of Art and Visual Studies, 207 Fine Arts Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0022. Due to UK requirements, applications will be kept on file and therefore will not be returned to the candidate.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. If offered a position, you will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

STEPS Instructional Designer

Salary: $25-$28/hr

Type: Full Time, Temporary

Required Education: A masters degree and 2 years of experience in instructional design, education technology or a related discipline is preferred. Experience in a postsecondary environment and at least one arts discipline is helpful.

Description: The Arts Administration Program at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications for an Instructional Designer to assist in developing online courses for an established undergraduate program, and an online graduate program. Job responsibilities include collaborating with arts administration subject matter experts in designing and developing online courses, creating and delivering media rich course materials, providing faculty with guidance and training, providing help with troubleshooting technical issues and delivering on-going technology support for faculty and students.

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Instructional Designer

Arts Administration Program in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Designer beginning February 2015. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Program Description
The University of Kentucky is the Commonwealth’s flagship, research institution with an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students. The Arts Administration Program is located in the College of Fine Arts. Its mission is to prepare students for employment in the non-profit arts industry. The program currently has over 90 undergraduate pre-majors and majors in its BA degree and 40 graduate students in its completely online MA degree.


  • Collaborate with arts administration subject matter experts in the design and development of online courses
  • Create and deliver media rich course materials (i.e. written lectures, podcasts, videos, and audio recordings) for arts administration courses
  • Design superior user-friendly online and web-based learning activities
  • Conduct needs assessments, analyze data and make recommendations regarding instructional best practices and learning technologies
  • Provide guidance and training in the development and implementation of effective and diverse learning strategies for faculty
  • Teach courses in technology and design in on-ground and online environments
  • Troubleshoot challenges encountered in the delivery of online courses
  • Provide on-going technology support for faculty and students


  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education Technology or a related discipline is required
  • 3-5 years related experience in curriculum development, instructional design
  • Experience in or knowledge of at least one Fine Arts discipline required, some experience in the field of Arts Administration preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and function well in fast moving work environment
  • Experience using new technologies to deliver or supplement teaching and learning 
  • Experience working with a Course Management System preferably Blackboard and Canvas
  • Knowledge of best practices in instructional technologies
  • A demonstrable knowledge of web design principles and experience creating web pages
  • Advanced knowledge of Illustrator, Indesign, DeamWeaver, Photoshop, and audio and video editing tools
  • Experience working with both Macintosh and Windows platforms
  • Experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds are preferred

Lexington is located in the historic Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, and is surrounded by its world-famous horse farms. The metropolitan areas of Louisville and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky are each within 80 miles. 

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