1+ months

Lecturer in Graphic Design

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Lecturer in Graphic Design
Requisition Number FE02633
Working Title
Department Name 8X100:School of Art and Visual Studies
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education

MFA or equivalent terminal degree in the area of design by the beginning of academic appointment

Required Related Experience

Demonstrated experience using industry standard technologies and processes in both layout and typography. A portfolio of quality design/creative work, which may feature professional commissions and/or personal investigations. Evidence of successful student work in art and design, if available.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky invites applicants for a Lecturer in Graphic Design to begin August 2021. Initial appointment is one year, with possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester (3/3 teaching load).

To complement and expand our growing graphic design area within our interdisciplinary program, we seek an engaged and collaborative colleague demonstrating the ability to teach undergraduate studio courses in layout and typography, with a focus on print and screen applications. Capacity to teach knowledge of contemporary design practices—including use of industry-standard software, methodologies, and production methods— is required. A successful candidate balances expertise of typography and composition alongside knowledge of cultural context of visual communication. Additional knowledge or experience in areas of way finding or design thinking would be beneficial. This position serves the Digital Media Design major, a multidisciplinary major blending practices of digital design and studio art. The faculty in the School of Art and Visual Studies recognize and embrace a broad approach to creative approaches, engaging and challenging the conceptual, technical, and pedagogical aspects of Graphic Design in relation to other studio practices.

Job responsibilities include teaching courses in layout and typography. The faculty member may also be expected to teach digital foundations in studio practices and is expected to contribute appropriate service to the school, college, university and public.

When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials: cover letter; curriculum vitae; research statement and teaching methods, including a list of courses taught (upload under Specific Request 1); PDF portfolio of personal work up to 20 at 9 MB max (upload under Specific Request 2); PDF portfolio of student work up to 20 at 9 MB max (upload under Specific Request 3). 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. Applications received by May 28, 2021 will be assured full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

More information about the School of Art & Visual Studies can be found at: https://finearts.uky.edu/savs

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
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.


Posted: 2021-05-13 Expires: 2021-10-13

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