Assistant Professor Graphic Design (Digital Media)
Position Is Open Until Filled


Code: 18962 Posted: 10/21/2022

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title:  Assistant Professor of Graphic Design (Digital Media)

Employment Type: Full-time, Faculty, Salaried

Reports To: The Assistant Professor of Graphic Design will report to the Chair of the Art and Design department.

Pay Range: $55,000 - $58,000

The Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in GRAPHIC DESIGN position beginning Fall 2023. Assistant Professor of GRAPHIC DESIGN will have the opportunity to build on collaborations already established within the College of Arts and Humanities, the other colleges and entities within the University, and the broader communities of Southeastern Wisconsin. The successful candidate will be required to teach up to (4) undergraduate classes per semester in the area of graphic design. The position requires strong communication skills, the ability to collaborate with community business leaders, and participation in departmental responsibilities, including college and university governance. The ideal candidate will have an interest in developing new curriculum in the graphic design program and participating in professional development opportunities that benefit student recruitment, success and retention. Over the past 10 years, the department has seen the renovation of contemporary fine art studios and galleries, the addition of a digital fabrication lab with state-of-the art equipment, and the development of new graphic design studios for instruction and production. The department has a strong tradition in the fine arts and sees this as an integral part of graphic design education.


Essential Job Functions
  • Teach four (4) classes in graphic design per semester
  • Participate in departmental responsibilities and college/university governance
  • Collaboration with existing campus partnerships such as The Root magazine and the Digital Media and Production program
  • Assist in departmental recruitment and retention activities
  • Maintaining active professional practice or research in the field of contemporary design
Qualifications
  • MA, MFA, MDes, of PhD in Graphic Design or related media
  • Professional graphic design experience
  • Evidence of college-level teaching experience 
  • Active professional practice and research in the field of contemporary graphic design or related field
  • Evidence of proficiency in professional graphic design (industry standard practices and tools) and creative activity or research in a discipline that supports a graphic design practice. Portfolio to include 10-15 samples of applicant’s work.
  • Samples of student work in graphic design and at least one secondary area of creative activity or research. Portfolio to include 10-15 examples of student work.

The ideal candidate will possess ability or interest in teaching to a culturally diverse undergraduate student body.

The Department of Art and Design is an engaged department in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Over the past 10 years, the department has seen the renovation of contemporary fine art studios and galleries, the addition of a digital fabrication lab with state-of-the art equipment, and the development of 3 new graphic design studios for instruction and production (opened fall 2021). The department has a strong tradition in the fine arts, and all faculty in the department are active artists and design professionals.  

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator:https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • The names and email addresses of three (3) professional references
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Evidence of proficiency in professional graphic design (industry standard practices and tools) and creative activity or research in a discipline that supports a graphic design practice. Portfolio to include 10-15 samples of applicant’s work.
  • Samples of student work in graphic design and at least one secondary area of creative activity or research. Portfolio to include 10-15 examples of student work.

Review of Applications

Applications received by December 29th, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Contact

Amanda Joncas
(262)595-2910
joncas@uwp.edu

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