The School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a non-tenure track 9-month Lecturer of Photography and Video with an initial one-year appointment with possibility of ongoing renewal. This position will begin August 2024, eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years of continuous service. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by January 8, 2024, will be assured full consideration.
Primary responsibilities are teaching (75% assignment, the equivalent of 3 courses per semester) and service (25%) that benefits the academic and professional life of the School of Art & Visual Studies (including such assignments as foundation reviews, assessment, seminars, supervision of the photography labs, etc.). The primary teaching responsibilities of this position are one of the foundation courses in the School’s digital media and design program, “LensArt,” a course introduces students to the DSLR camera in both moving and still formats, and the beginning video course. The lecturer will also have the opportunity to teach a variety of courses in photography and video.
Qualified applicants should have completed an MFA by August 2024. Preference may be given to applicants with teaching experience beyond the graduate level (two-years of post-graduate teaching experience is desirable). Applicants should have a demonstrable knowledge of both digital and film cameras, and with both still and motion photography/video and with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically PhotoShop, Bridge, Lightroom and Premiere. Broader abilities in such areas as darkroom photography, studio lighting, special processes, etc. a plus.
Please upload a cover letter addressing your qualifications specific to this job description, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, a diversity statement and contact information for three references. Also include a digital portfolio 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 20 images of student work with dates and descriptions of the assignments they reflect. Each individual PDF should be no larger than 10mb.
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: PDF with Artist Statement, 20 images of recent work and/or links to video work, and a corresponding list identifying images by title, date, media, and dimensions.
· Specific Request 2: PDF with Teaching Philosophy, 20 images of recent student work, and an image list that includes dates and descriptions of the assignments they reflect.
· Specific Request 3: Diversity Statement
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.
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: http://finearts.uky.edu
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