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Lecturer of Art History and Visual Studies
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Oct. 31, 2022
Title Lecturer of Art History and Visual Studies
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8X100:School of Art and Visual Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Art - General
    Art History
The School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a full-time, lecturer title series, 9-month, non-tenure eligible Lecturer in Art History and Visual Studies to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will teach three courses in foundations art history or visual studies per semester (rotating among Introduction to Visual Studies, World Art before 1400 survey, and Renaissance to Modern art history survey) and mentor/supervise graduate students working as teaching assistants for those courses. 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 a master’s degree in art history and have at least five years teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate school. We seek an effective teacher experienced with instruction at the undergraduate/foundations level, preferably with experience mentoring students holding assistantship positions.

When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications specific to this position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Specific Request 1 - Teaching Philosophy and Diversity Statement
  • Specific Request 2 - Two Course Syllabi
Please also include the names and contact information for three additional references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system and will not be solicited until applicants have achieved finalist status. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by December 1, 2022, 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 school’s art gallery, working in close collaboration with our endowed Visiting Artists & Scholar Program and the UK Art Museum, is the focus of the Curatorial Studies MFA.

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:

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:
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires and rehires. Prior to the first day of employment, all new hires and rehires must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated. 

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