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:


Assistant Professor of Arts Administration

This appointment, to begin as a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Arts Administration in an academic home to be determined by degree area in the College of Fine Arts.  Merit evaluations, promotion and tenure, and annual periodic reviews follow guidelines of the Academic Regulations of the University of Kentucky. 

The faculty member will teach courses within the core curriculum of the Arts Administration Program, pursue a research agenda in the Arts Administration field, and hold administrative / service responsibilities in the Arts Administration Program and the tenure home as appropriate. Additionally, the faculty member will serve as the academic advisor to a portion of the undergraduate and graduate students in the Arts Administration Program, and will participate in the Program’s general administration functions. Finally, the faculty member will provide service, as requested, to the College and University, and nonprofit arts organizations and related organizations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Teaching, Advising and Instructional Activities
    The faculty member will:
    • Assume other duties as assigned
    • Advise undergraduate and graduate students each semester as assigned
    • Supervise and/or serve on graduate capstone project committees
    • Supervise student internships
    • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses as assigned by the Director
  2. Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity
    • The faculty member is required to continually practice, expand, field, test and/or disseminate his/her professional expertise through traditional research related to arts administration, online pedagogy and/or other new instructional techniques, and creative activity in the field of Arts Administration.
    • Indicators of a national reputation for professional expertise in Arts Administration include consultancies, board membership, periodical publication, grey literature publication, conference presentations, scholarly publication and/or creative work (see Evidences for the Evaluation of Faculty in Cases of Promotion and Tenure, Arts Administration for full description).
  3. Program, College, University and Professional Service
    The faculty member will:
    • Participate in course and program-level assessment processes
    • Serve on the graduate admissions review committee
    • Assist in the Program’s administration through activities such as recruiting students, participating in curriculum development and revisions, preparing evaluative reports, developing new undergraduate and graduate degree options, and raising awareness of the Program’s activities
    • Serve on committees for the College and University and provide advice and support to nonprofit arts organizations and related organizations in the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond, as requested

Criteria for Promotion and Tenure

The criteria for evaluation, promotion, and tenure reviews are specifically defined in the Evidences for the Evaluation of Faculty in Cases of Promotion and Tenure and are based on those general guidelines that appear in the University of Kentucky Administrative Regulations (http://www.uky.edu/Regs/ar.htm).  Please refer to these documents for full details on promotion and tenure criteria.

Qualifications

The appointee will meet the following criteria for teaching, research, and service:

  • PhD in arts administration or equivalent required. ABD considered for one-year instructorship.
  • Minimum two (2) years college-level teaching experience preferred.
  • Evidence of ongoing research, scholarly and creative activities in the field.
  • Minimum one (1) year professional experience as an arts administrator preferred.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment.

Apply

To apply for job FE00392, submit a UK Online Application at www.uky.edu/ukjobs or click here for the http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/87750. If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2, or email ukjobs@email.uky.edu.

Application Materials

Please submit the following application materials:

  • CV/Resume highlighting all teaching and arts administration experience
  • Cover letter which identifies a minimum of four (4) courses from the undergraduate and graduate curriculum (available at finearts.uky.edu/artsadministration) which you would be qualified to teach
  • Statement of research and scholarship activity and interest areas
  • Three references with complete contact information

Application Deadline

Review of applicants begins on February 1, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Lecturer, Arts Administration

The University of Kentucky seeks a dynamic and passionate faculty member to join the Arts Administration Program team.  The program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees to over 150 students annually.  The Program values innovation in pedagogical models and the advancement of research in the field of Arts Administration.

The faculty member will teach courses within the core curriculum of the Arts Administration Program, serve as Director of Undergraduate Studies, supervise student internships, and hold administrative responsibilities for the Arts Administration Program.  The faculty member will also serve as the academic advisor to a portion of the undergraduate students in the Arts Administration Program, and will participate in the Program’s general administration functions. Finally, the faculty member will provide service, as requested, to the College and University, and nonprofit arts organizations and related organizations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Teaching, Advising and Instructional Activities
    The faculty member will:
    • Teach undergraduate courses as assigned (9-10 credit hours per semester) including face-to-face and online courses
    • Serve as the Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Supervise all undergraduate student practicums and internships
    • Advise undergraduate students each semester as assigned
    • Develop online/hybrid courses in Arts Administration
    • Assume other duties as assigned
  2. Program, College, University and Professional Service
    The faculty member will:
    • Participate in course and program-level assessment processes
    • Assist in the Program’s administration through activities such as recruiting students, participating in curriculum development and revisions, preparing evaluative reports, developing new undergraduate degree options, and raising awareness of the Program’s activities
    • Serve on committees for the College and University and provide advice and support to nonprofit arts organizations and related organizations in the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond, as requested

Qualifications

The appointee will meet the following criteria for teaching, research, and service:

  • Masters degree (e.g. MA, MS, MFA) in arts administration or equivalent required
  • Minimum three (3) years professional experience as an arts administrator required
  • One (1) year college-level teaching experience preferred
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment

Apply

To apply for job FE00391, submit a UK Online Application at www.uky.edu/ukjobs or the direct link to the posting (http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/87741). If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2, or email ukjobs@email.uky.edu.

Application Materials

Please submit the following application materials:

  • CV/Resume highlighting all teaching and arts administration experience
  • Cover letter which identifies a minimum of four (4) courses from the undergraduate curriculum (available at finearts.uky.edu/artsadministration) which you would be qualified to teach
  • Three references with complete contact information

Application Deadline

Review of applicants begins on February 1, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Lecturer - Studio Art - Two-Dimensional Surface and Digital Animation

The School of Art and Visual Studies (SA/VS) at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a Lecturer position with a one-year renewable contract to teach Two-Dimensional Surface in our Foundations Program and Digital Animation courses to begin August 2016. The successful candidate will work with other full-time faculty members, graduate student teaching assistants and part-time instructors in the Foundations Program. The successful candidate will teach 3 courses per semester, including Two-Dimensional Surface and Two-Dimensional Animation.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will also be expected to perform service to the department including serving on the Foundations Advisory Committee, developing new curriculum, mentoring graduate teaching assistants and serving on committees in the school, college and/or university.

MFA Required. Experience teaching 2D Foundation course(s), and a desire to teach within a collaborative Foundations Program. Applicants should have strong technical and conceptual knowledge in collage, mixed media, color theory, painting and/or printmaking and digital practices and be able to clearly and effectively communicate with students and fellow faculty and staff members.

Application materials should be in pdf form and uploaded individually. Required materials are: a cover letter addressing your qualifications specific to the job description, CV, contact information for three references (upload under Specific Request 1), teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 2), 20 images of student work with descriptions of the assignments they reflect and artist statement (upload under Specific Request 3) and 20 images of your recent work with title, date, media, and dimensions (upload under Writing Sample). Videos should be uploaded to youtube.com and working hyperlinks should be embedded in your pdfs.

Applications received by 2/8/2016 are assured full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Apply online through the UK Jobs site.

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this 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.


Instructional Designer - Arts Administration

Arts Administration Program in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Designer beginning June 2016. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016 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 115 undergraduate pre-majors and majors in its BA degree and 60 graduate students in its completely online MA degree.

Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Troubleshoot challenges encountered in the delivery of online courses
  • Provide on-going technology support for faculty and students
  • Possibility to teach courses in technology and design in on-ground and online environments

Qualifications

  • 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

Location
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. 

Application Information
Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, curriculum and design portfolio, and a list of professional references online at: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/89536 Requisition RE05696. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer.