Lecturer in Graphic Design and Digital Illustration
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Internal Number: 448420
Department Name: 8X100:School of Art and Visual Studies
The School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a full-time, lecturer title series, 9-month renewable, non-tenure eligible Lecturer in Graphic Design and Digital Illustration to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will teach three courses in some combination of graphic design and digital illustration courses per semester according to student demand and available staffing. The hired faculty will be expected to work with area faculty on course and curriculum development, build a teaching profile consistent with School of Art and Visual Studies standards and participate in shared governance within the School, the College, and the University. The projected distribution of effort for this position is 75% teaching, and 25% service. The salary range for this position is $48,000-$52,000.
Candidates must hold an MFA degree or equivalent in either studio art or design (by August 2023) with an emphasis in graphic design and/or digital illustration. Some teaching experience beyond graduate school is highly desired. We seek an effective teacher experienced in teaching with the Adobe Creative suite software.
When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials:
Cover letter addressing your qualifications specific to this position
Specific Request 1 – Artist statement, teaching philosophy, and diversity, inclusion, and equity statement
Specific Request 2 – Two course syllabi or assignment examples
Specific Request 3 – Digital portfolio in one combined PDF file, no larger than 10MB in size, of 20 images of your recent work (for videos include a link for viewing), including a corresponding list identifying images by title, date, media, and dimensions and if available 10-20 images of student work with dates and descriptions of the assignments they reflect.
Please also include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information will be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system upon submission of application. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by March 20, 2023, will be assured full consideration.
The School of Art & Visual Studies is one of the largest programs of its kind in the southeast. The school is a leading center for the production and exhibition of cutting-edge art and housed in a state-of-the-art building, which features a purpose-built exhibition & performance space. The graphic design/illustration position belongs to a Bachelor of Science degree program in digital media design, which is closely related to a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in studio art. We strive to integrate design education, digital skills, and the creative and critical perspectives of traditional studio art instruction to produce students with broad skills and the ability to maximize those skills to find creative solutions.
The University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts thrives because we serve and honor individuals and communities with unique and distinct voices. The College intentionally supports an authentic environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion through artistic programming and curricula that explore and celebrate the experiences of those voices. Because we believe that the arts are essential to the life of the individual and the community, we actively facilitate wide-ranging creative expression among our faculty, staff, and student artists and commit to inclusivity in our hiring and recruiting of faculty, staff, and students. In alignment with our DEI commitment, we welcome and invite applicants who have a deep interest in advancing this mission and those who possess the skills and experience for this work. We encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, income, immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identification, etc.). As a member of the state's flagship institution, we pledge to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed and valued, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. Visit our website at: http://finearts.uky.edu
Employment at UK comes with diverse rewards, focusing on total well-being and career development, with leadership striving to provide a strong work-life integration. The University generously contributes to employees' retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. In addition, UK offers optional benefits such as dental and vision insurance, additional retirement plans and much more. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: https://www.uky.edu/hr/
Position Time Status: Full-Time
MFA in Studio Art or Design by August 2023
Required Related Experience:
At least one year teaching experience at the college level preferred.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.