Academic Professional Associate

Position ID: 42006
University of Georgia
Arts & Sciences
School of Art
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
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Academic Professional Associate
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Posting Details
Posting Number F0242P
Department Franklin College Lamar Dodd School of Art
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The nationally ranked Lamar Dodd School of Art has over 50 full-time faculty members in studio art, design, art education, and art history, administering undergraduate and graduate programs to over 1,300 students. Its vibrant community fosters a creative atmosphere for innovation. Faculty are provided numerous resources for advancing research including a private studio, computer, access to a wide array of tools and technology, and opportunities for travel and research funding. 
The Franklin College of Art & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 05/01/2019
Job Posting Date 01/24/2019
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will be available beginning May 1, 2019. The search will continue until filled. Initial application materials will be accepted through the University of Georgia, UGAJobs website (

Application materials:
-Letter of application
-Curriculum vitae
-Teaching Philosophy
-Contact information for 3 references
-Sample course materials (Using Other Documents #1)

Applicants may upload images , video, music or PDF documents of their research/creative practice and examples of student work to SlideRoom at For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized no larger than 1220 px @ 72 dpi. The SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For technical assistance, access the help desk at
- 10 examples of current research/creative practice
- 10 examples of student work (standard procedure for visual arts, student permission is not required)

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title Academic Professional AC
Faculty Rank Academic Professional Associate
Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree in a disciplinary area appropriate for the position (as defined in the job posting)

Position Summary

This is a 12-month non-tenure track academic professional appointment with administrative responsibilities. There are no research responsibilities. The successful candidate will teach between one and three courses per calendar year with the rest of the time being dedicated to the studio technician duties.

The position serves to manage various aspects of UGA’s Studio Art Facilities in the Main Art Building, including maintaining safe and smooth operating studio facilities in a wide range of media, digital labs, safety protocols, hazardous waste, building equipment and expansion projects. The position includes supervising graduate assistants, lab monitors and work-study positions. Must have strong communication and organizational skills. The successful candidate will also respond to studio support needs for the school via a Dodd Studio Support ticket system within the school’s website.

Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for training supervisees, students and faculty on the technology and software mentioned within the job posting.

The Art Studio Technician reports to the Director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art and to the Associate Director of technology and facilities. This person will act as the School of Art Safety Officer.

Additional Requirements

• 3 years of Teaching Experience on the college or post-secondary level

• The candidate must hold a terminal degree, and possess technical competency working within the field of art, including the ability to operate, maintain and repair a wide range of tools and equipment associated with traditional and digital art making processes.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

 MFA preferable

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

• Demonstrated ability managing or Operating digital output lab or facilities

• Ability to maintain a woodshop, 3D Digital Output Lab (including Laser Cutters, 3D Printers, CNC machines and VR) and 2D Digital Output Lab (wide format Epson and Canon printers).

• Knowledgeable about current and upcoming trends in digital imaging and output technologies as well as current software, including Adobe Suite, Rhino, ZBrush, SketchUp, etc.

• Excellent Oral and Written communication skills

• Interpersonal and Management skills

• Problem-analysis and Problem-solving skills

• Ability to work Independently

• Detailed Oriented

• Ability to effectively Collaborate with Faculty, Staff and Students

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator