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Assistant Professor, Graphic Design - Tenure Track
Deadline for Applications is 1/15/2020


Code: 16793 Posted: 11/18/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for a tenure track position of Assistant Professor, Graphic Design. Position to begin in Fall 2021.

The Department of Art and Design is a growing 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 (opening fall 2021). The department has a strong tradition in the fine arts, and sees this as an integral part of any graphic design education. The position of Assistant Professor of GRAPHIC DESIGN (UX/UI/Web Design) will have the opportunity to build on the collaborations already established with the award-winning App Factory and The Small Business Development Center on campus. The candidate will be required to teach up to (4) undergraduate classes per semester in the areas of graphic design, typography, web design, user experience, user interface, and professional practice. The position requires strong communication skills, the ability to collaborate with community business leaders, and the participation in departmental responsibilities, including college and university governance. The ideal candidate will have an interest in growing the graphic design program and participating in professional development opportunities that benefit student recruitment, success and retention.

The successful applicant should have abilities and teaching experience in Graphic Design, UX/UI, Web and Interactive Design. Teaching experience along with evidence of continued involvement in the field of graphic design is considered important.


Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach (4) classes in graphic design
  • Participate in departmental responsibilities and college/university governance
  • Collaboration with existing campus partnerships like the App Factory and SBDC (Small Business Development Center)
  • Assist in departmental recruitment and retention activities
  • Active professional practice and research in the field of contemporary graphic design
  • Teach 100 level digital design courses as needed

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Ability to teach all levels of courses in Graphic Design, Web Design, Interactive Design, User Experience and User Interface Design
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with community business leaders
  • Proficient in industry standard software, Adobe CC, Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of design history and theory
  • Strong background and commitment to studio art
Qualifications

Education, Experience, Training and/or Certifications

Required

  • Active professional practice and research in the field of contemporary graphic design or related field
  • Strong professional portfolio and portfolio of student work
  • Demonstrated ability or interest in teaching to a culturally diverse undergraduate student body
  • MA or MFA in Graphic Design or related field
  • Professional graphic design experience
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate depending on 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:

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021 are ensured full consideration.

Please be sure you have included:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Contact Information for three professional references
  • Transcripts
  • Examples of Work
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Portfolio of graphic design work and a portfolio of student work 

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

Laura Menarek
(262)595-3204
menarek@uwp.edu
Available Until: 01/15/2021

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