The School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a non-tenure track 9-month Lecturer of Art Education 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.
The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester and provide service to the school, college, and university. Projected distribution of effort would be 75% teaching and 25% service. The successful candidate will be a vital contributor to building an art education community of creative and innovative art teachers and researchers at the School of Art & Visual Studies. They should be well versed in digital and multimedia pedagogical tools used in art education settings in addition to working with diverse social, cultural, and financial demographics of students. The successful candidate will contribute innovative ideas based on theory, pedagogy, visual art concepts towards the advancement of the art education discipline. They will work closely with undergraduate students seeking licensure in art education. The candidate will be a direct liaison to the K-12 art teachers within Lexington and across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, finding placements for, working with, and supervising art education students in field experiences and student teaching.
Candidates must hold a MA in Art Education or a MFA. Ph.D. and ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have at minimum one year of teaching art in a PK-12 public school classroom. An ideal candidate will also have some college level teaching experience.
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 - Teaching Portfolio with lesson plans and student work samples
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
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://hr.uky.edu/insurance-and-retirement