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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016
University of Kentucky
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB SUMMARY
In advancing our culture of making, this position in the College of Design focuses on forward thinking about design and experimental fabrication in an academic setting. Specifically, the position centers on taking the College of Design forward as a larger, cross-campus collaborative fabrication hub as we transition into a new facility during the next three years. We are seeking applicants who have an analog to digital appreciation and understanding of fabrication with any specializations in wood, metal, or plastics. The Shop Master will collaborate with College of Design faculty and administrators to establish a new vision for the integration of the workshop concept into our new strategic plan. As we move forward the Shop Master will be overseeing evolving rapid prototyping technologies (including various types of 3D printers, desktop CNC mills, and robotic arms) and must be willing to learn and grow as technologies advance. In addition to overseeing the safe and effective operation of the shop facilities, the Shop Master will be expected to design and teach workshop courses that interweave with foundation level studios for multidisciplinary design, and participate as a critic with other faculty in studio reviews.
SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES
Experience in programming, set-up and operation of digital fabrication equipment, including 3d printing and subtractive CNC operations, all types of construction, especially cabinetmaking, experience in sheet metalwork, metal fabrication, torch cutting, and metal machining. Experience in working well with people, contributing to a team and 3 years teaching experience.
DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
Driver s license; Master s degree in design/related field.
DEADLINE TO APPLY
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.