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.

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts Paid Position

The School of Art and Visual Studies (SAVS) seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Art Studio, Foundations/Drawing to begin August 2019.  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...

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts Paid Position

The Department of Arts Administration seeks applications for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor.  The Department is the first stand-alone department in the field in the United States. The department currently offers two degree programs: the BA in Arts Administration and the completely online MA in Arts Administration.  The department values innovation in pedagogical models; the advancement of research in the field of Arts Administration; and collaboration among faculty, students, staff, and community.  The faculty member’s primary responsibility will be to teach courses in the core...

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts Paid Position

The Department of Arts Administration seeks applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Arts Administration.  The rank of the incoming faculty member is open and will be determined based on the candidate’s background and experience.  The Department of Arts Administration is the first stand-alone department in the field in the United States. The department currently offers two degree programs: the BA in Arts Administration and the completely online MA in Arts Administration.  The department values innovation in pedagogical models; the advancement of research in the field...

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts Paid Position

The Department of Theatre & Dance is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre (Directing and Choreography). Responsibilities include teaching Musical Theatre Technique, Musical Theatre Dance, and Dance technique in the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate will also direct and/or choreograph in the season. Terminal Degree or Professional experience in directing musical theatre required.  Our students get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from a professional faculty and renowned guest artists in acting, directing, playwriting, theatrical design, and...

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts Paid Position

The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Acting beginning August 2019. Our program is NAST accredited with a robust production season of five main stage productions including a musical and annual dance concert, as well as an active student-produced studio season. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include: teaching foundational, intermediate and advanced acting classes for majors; teaching voice/movement for majors; coaching and mentoring student  actors for audition preparation; directing in the season; and recruitment...

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts Paid Position

The Lecturer will help us create new opportunities for instruction in music business and entrepreneurship, new media, and commercial music production and support. The position begins August 2019, and the successful candidate will join us at an exciting time in the School of Music’s life as we launch new efforts to recruit and train students interested in careers in production, management, and popular music performance. The successful candidate will teach two courses in audio engineering each year as well as additional courses in music business and entrepreneurship or other commercial music...

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts Paid Position

The School of Music houses Kentucky’s first and only graduate program in music therapy, and advanced clinical training opportunities are available through UK Healthcare and in the Lexington community. To begin August 2019, this position will teach courses in music therapy and music education as needed, assist with coordination of student clinical placements at University of Kentucky HealthCare and in the Lexington community, and advise students and supervise graduate research projects, including directing master’s theses.

To be considered for this position, please apply via the UK...

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts Paid Position

The School of Music seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Viola and String Education to begin August 2019.  This new hire will lead efforts to recruit undergraduate and graduate viola students and will teach all graduate viola students, as well as a number of undergraduate viola majors identified in consultation with other string faculty members. Half of this position’s annual teaching load will be studio-based instruction. The successful candidate will also lead the UK String Project, including teaching and supervising UK student teachers and liaising with area...

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts Paid Position

The School of Music seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Composition to begin August 2019.  This new hire will join an established team of five full-time faculty in the Division of Music Theory and Composition and will build a studio of private composition students and provide individual composition lessons. Incumbent will also teach two to three undergraduate and/or graduate music theory courses each year and assist in the supervision of graduate teaching assistants assigned to undergraduate theory courses. The position will also supervise students...

University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts Paid Position

The School of Art and Visual Studies (SAVS) seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Art Studio and Digital Design to begin August 2019. With thirty-three full-time faculty and many highly skilled part-time support faculty, the School of Art and Visual Studies offers the broadest visual arts curriculum in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We have a long tradition of students and faculty creating ambitious, large-scale work in installation, performance, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, painting and drawing. Our award-winning building possesses over 117,000 square feet dedicated...

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