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Lecturer of Digital Design and Fabrication
University of Kentucky

Date Posted May 16, 2023
Title Lecturer of Digital Design and Fabrication
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
  • Digital Media
    Art - General
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 of Digital Design and Fabrication to begin August 2023 (or January 2024 pending candidate’s availability). The successful candidate will teach courses related to digital fabrication processes, 3D scanning and photogrammetry, 3D modeling, and 3D asset and character creation for various 3D environments and manage 3-D digital lab. 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 50% teaching (two classes per semester), and 50% service. The salary range for this position is $48,000-$52,000 annually.
Our digital fabrication lab is equipped with 2 laser cutters, 11 FDM and SLA 3D printers, 1 CNC machine, 1 vacuum forming machine, and an electronic lab. As the 3D Digital Design and Fabrication Instructor, you will play an active role in the maintenance and development of this technology. Responsibilities include maintaining and developing the existing fabrication technology at the school, as well as develop new creative processes.

Candidates must hold a master’s degree in Fine Arts (MFA) or a master’s degree in a relevant field. Some teaching experience beyond graduate school is highly desired. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in digital fabrication processes, including 3D printingusing FDM and SLA machines, CNC milling, laser cutting, and vacuum forming. Additionally, the candidate should be proficient in NURBS and Polygon meshing software, particularly Rhino3D, RhinoCAM, and Blender for designing objects, working with meshes, UV mapping and texture creation.

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 - Artist statement, teaching philosophy, and diversity, inclusion, and equity statement
  • Specific Request 2 - PDF document of 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.
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:
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:

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