Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arts Administration

Organization: University of Kentucky
Category: Academic
Type: Full-time

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Arts Administration

Sep 12, 2019

The University of Kentucky seeks a dynamic and passionate faculty member to join the Department of Arts Administration in the College of Fine Arts. The rank of the incoming faculty would be tenure-track assistant professor.   

About the Department

The Department of Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky is the first stand-alone department in the field in the United States. The department currently offers a BA in Arts Administration,  a completely online MA in Arts Administration, an online graduate certificate in Fundraising and Development, and online professional development courses. Additionally, in 2020-21, the department will launch a completely online Ph.D. in Arts Administration (pending final approval).  

The undergraduate program, founded in 1987, is the oldest BA in Arts Administration nationwide. Annually, there are approximately 130 students enrolled in the degree program.   

The graduate program, launched in 2013, was the first completely online MA in Arts Administration at a state institution. The MA is designed for working professionals and operates year-round. On average, the MA program has 65 enrolled students. 

Currently, the department includes six full-time faculty and two full-time staff members including a dedicated instructional designer who works exclusively with the department’s online offerings. Additionally, the department employs 12-15 part-time instructors annually as well as part-time administrative support personnel. Due to expansion, the department will add additional full-time faculty in 2020-19.  

The department values innovation in pedagogical models; the advancement of research in the field of Arts Administration; and collaboration among faculty, students, staff, and community.

Job Responsibilities

The faculty member will teach courses within the core curriculum of the Department of Arts Administration, pursue a research agenda in the Arts Administration field, and hold service responsibilities. 

  1. Teaching, Advising and Instructional Activities 

The faculty member will:


  1. Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity 

  1. Department, College, University and Professional Service

The faculty member will:

Criteria for Promotion and Tenure

The criteria for evaluation, promotion, and tenure reviews are specifically defined in the Evidences for the Evaluation of Faculty in Cases of Promotion and Tenure ( and are based on those general guidelines that appear in the University of Kentucky Administrative Regulations (  Please refer to these documents for full details on promotion and tenure criteria.


The appointee will meet the following criteria for teaching, research, and service:



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Application Materials

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University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is the Commonwealth’s flagship, land grant research institution. UK’s campus is enjoying great growth in classrooms and campus facilities. It covers more than 918 acres; it is home to more than 30,000 students, 14,500 employees including 2,300 full-time faculty; has more than 90 nationally ranked academic programs; and has an annual budget of more than $3 billion.

The Chronicle of Higher Education named the University of Kentucky one of the “Great Colleges to Work for in 2018.”



Lexington is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 60th largest in the United States. Known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” it is the heart of the historic Bluegrass Region of Kentucky and is surrounded by world-famous horse farms. The metropolitan areas of Louisville and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky are each within 80 miles. 


What makes the Bluegrass Region unique is its variety – the variety of its landscape, educational opportunities, health care choices, family activities, arts and culture, businesses, and economy. Because of its diverse economy, Lexington and its surrounding region have fared a lot better during recent economic downturns than a lot of communities.

Lexington has been recognized by multiple national sources as a top community for homebuyers (Movoto Real Estate), jobs (Forbes), high-tech start-ups (The Atlantic Cities & Kauffman Foundation), college towns (, and retirement (Forbes & CNN Money). Lexington was also named a Google eCity in 2013, recognizing the top online business communities in each state.

Lexington is also home to many thriving arts organizations, including a professional orchestra, two ballet companies, a professional theatre, several museums, several choral organizations, and a vibrant mural arts program. 


Application Deadline

Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.


The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.