Lecturer – Graphic Design
Deadline for Applications is 4/27/2022

Code: 18245 Posted: 04/13/2022

The Art and Design Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites application for a Lecturer position in Digital Skills and related foundation courses, beginning August 2022. The Art and Design Department at UW-Parkside, which serves over 110 majors in Art and Graphic Design, resides in the new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities and occupies newly renovated, modern studios. With a faculty of 6 tenured/tenure-track members, it is poised for growth as it serves this very rich region along the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

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:  Lecturer – Graphic Design

Employment Type: Full-time, Academic Staff

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

Pay Range: $40,000 – $43,000 per year

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.  

Essential Job Functions

Key Job Responsibilities

The position of Graphic Design Lecturer will require the instructor to teach (3) sections of ART 104 and (2) section of ART 105 per semester or (5) foundational courses as needed by the department. The position has the opportunity for a course release or reassigned duties as needed by the department and the graphic design curriculum. The instructor will be required to hold (3) office hours per week to assist students with questions and concerns regarding course material. The instructor is not required to attend monthly departmental meetings, but is welcome to attend. The courses being taught have very specific course objectives and skill requirements that have been developed by the graphic design faculty and are expected to be covered throughout the semester.



  • MFA or MA in Art/Digital Arts and/or 5+ years of professional experience.
  • Teaching experience beyond graduate school.

The successful applicant will have abilities and teaching experience in basic digital skills (utilizing current versions of the Adobe Create Suite and CAD related software) with secondary abilities in 2-D Design and Digital Fabrication. Teaching experience along with evidence of current creative activity are considered important, along with ability and interest in keeping up to date with software changes and technical innovations as they apply to digital art practices.

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/leave/annualsum/univstaff.pdf 

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

Application Process

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
  • References
  • Transcripts
  • Examples of Work
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Examples of Student Work

Review of Applications

Applications received by Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 will be given full consideration.

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.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 04/28/2022

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