Full-Time Instructor, Art

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Louisville, KENTUCKY
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: Open Until Filled

About Bellarmine University:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. Beginning in Fall 2020, Bellarmine's 22 athletic teams will compete in NCAA Division I, through an invitation from the ASUN Conference.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a "Top 15 City" for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S." Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Job Description:

The Bellarmine University Art Department is seeking a full-time instructor with a focus on digital media for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Responsibilities including planning and teaching a 3/3 course load including some evening classes; attending department and college meetings; holding regular office hours; supervision and upkeep of the Mac lab; participation in course and program assessments; supporting recruitment and retention efforts; attending department activities, including some evening and weekend events; and general support of Bellarmine's visual art and interdisciplinary Design, Arts & Technology programs.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, collegial, student-focused artist-educator with a commitment to the liberal arts and an excellent record of teaching courses in several of the following areas: digital foundations, digital illustration, video art, net art, animation and/or graphic design. Fall 2021 courses include Digital Foundations (Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:25-12:05) and Web Art (Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-12:50). Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the Adobe suite of products and familiarity with HTML and CSS.


  • Master of Fine Arts or related terminal degree.
  • Teaching experience in digital media
  • Proficiency with the Adobe products including Photoshop and Illustrator

Additional Information:

Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Application Instructions:

Please complete the online application and submit the following:

Online Application Form
Transcripts for all degrees and coursework.
Artist's Statement
Teaching Philosophy
URL for online portfolio of 20 Images of Student Work
URL for online portfolio of 20 Images of Personal Work
Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers for three professional references

Official transcripts and updated CV are required within 30 days of employment.

URL: www.bellarmine.edu/arts-and-sciences/undergraduate/bachelor-of-arts-in-art/

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