Assistant Professor

The School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in photography at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2014. Applicants should demonstrate a high level of commitment to their artistic practice through a developing and established exhibition record that indicates a strong engagement with photography. They should be capable of inspired teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Proficiency in both digital and film-based photographic technologies is required. Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of the history and theory of photography as well as an ability to engage students in contemporary critical discourses associated with art making.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester and work independently with advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Additional responsibilities include: serving on committees for both BFA and MFA students working in a variety of media; helping to operate and maintain the photography area (both digital labs and darkrooms); and assisting with curriculum and program development. Candidates will also be expected to provide appropriate service to the department, college, university and community.

Qualified applicants must have completed an MFA by August 2014. Preference may be given to applicants with teaching experience beyond the graduate level (two-years of post-graduate teaching experience is desirable).

Please include in one combined PDF file no larger than 10mb, saved as LastnameFirstname.pdf

●A cover letter addressing your qualifications specific to this job description
●Statement of creative research
●Statement of teaching philosophy
●Contact information for three references (email and phone number)
●20 images of your recent work including a list identifying images by title, date, media, and dimensions
●20 images of student work with dates and descriptions of the assignments they reflect

Send PDF file and any questions to:

For more information about our program please go to

Applications received by January 20, 2014 are assured full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please indicate availability for interviews at SPE in Baltimore.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. If offered a position, you will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

About University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is a public, research-extensive, land grant university dedicated to enriching people’s lives through excellence in teaching, research, and service. The University of Kentucky facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research; expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity; and serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.

Contact Information: Professor Ruth Adams


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