Monday, November 22, 2010

Teaching Position for MFAs

Lecturer in Art Studio, Photography (2 openings)

The Department of Art at the University of Kentucky invites applicants for lecturers in Art Studio, Photography (non-tenure track, nine-month appointment) to begin fall 2011 academic year. Initial appointment entails a 1-2 year renewable contract.
Duties: Successful candidates will team teach a new Photographic Literacy course in the Arts and Creativity area of the university's new General Education program. This course emphasizes creative problem solving, design principles, history of the medium and critical thinking through both writing and object making in a large lecture with small break out sections format. Curriculum development and refinement of existing pilot course will be an ongoing team effort. 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 Department of Art. Service may include advising, studio maintenance, organization of shows and exhibits involving primarily undergraduates, assessment, and other assignments determined by the Chair.
Qualifications: MFA or equivalent required. Qualified applicants should have demonstrable knowledge of conventional silver and digital based photography, history and theory of photography, critical theory and visual literacy. Two years teaching experience is desirable.
Application Deadline: Applications received by January 1, 2011 are assured full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Application Procedure: Please send a cover letter, CV, artist statement, digital portfolio of your work on a CD/DVD with a maximum of 20 JPEG image files with key list (maximum image resolution 1500 pixels in any dimension -- NO PowerPoint presentations), digital portfolio of student work with key list and assignment descriptions (also 20 images max, 1500 pixels in any dimension). Additionally, please send a 1-2 page sample exercise on the subject of portrait photography that has both a textual (reading and/or writing) component and a practice (studio) component appropriate to a foundations course in photography. Please include contact information for 3 references. These materials will not be returned, so please do not send originals.
Send to:
Photography Lecturer Search Committee Chair
Department of Art
University of Kentucky
207 Fine Arts Building
Lexington, KY 40511-0022

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