Job description

JOB NO.: 92479-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time

Department: EDUC/ART

Location: Madison

Categories: Graphic Design, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 92479-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor in Graphic Design


Hiring Department: A171000-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/ART

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 20, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $60,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Candidates must hold a BFA in Graphic Design/Communication Design and MFA in Graphic Design/Communication Design or related graduate degree or equivalent professional experience in the field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates with distinguished exhibition and professional achievements. A minimum of 3 years of full time teaching experience is preferred. 3-5 years of professional practice in the field of graphic design. Membership and participation in professional graphic design organizations such as AIGA, SOTA, UCGDA, etc. Must have received peer recognition in the design field: design work in design publications, exhibitions, competitions, awards/honors, books or articles published, conference papers or presentations.

Position Summary:

The undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Art Department are among the preeminent programs in the United States. The Department is known nationwide for its rigor, dedicated faculty, and accomplished students and alumni. The Art Department's small but growing graphic design area prides itself on closely mentoring students to develop their design abilities in a demanding environment. Its wide range of courses places a keen focus on design thinking, problem solving, and attention to detail. Students are also strongly encouraged to blend their course work in other disciplines both inside and outside the Art Department with their graphic design studies, creating work that is both immersive and compelling across a broad spectrum.

Graphic design is an inherently interdisciplinary medium. Designers entering the profession must be capable of working in two, three, and four dimensions, often simultaneously. The graphic design program within the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a tenure-track assistant professor who can help our students attain these skill sets.

Applicants for this position should be capable of teaching practice-based courses at all levels of the graphic design course sequence. The ideal candidate for this position already has teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Professional design experience with a strong background in business practice is expected. Candidates should also be comfortable with the integration of design, art, and technology. In addition, candidates should have received recognition of their work in national or international design publications or exhibitions.

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and student body; therefore we encourage applicants from women and men of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.


Peter Saupe
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply for this position, please submit one complete document containing the following items: a curriculum vitae, cover letter describing the candidate's teaching, interests, research experience, and qualifications, including ideas about teaching diversity and inclusion in your classroom and curriculum, 20 images of student work, 20 images of applicant's work with corresponding descriptions (including name, title and date), a statement of teaching philosophy, sample class syllabus, and contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 29,2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Nov 13 2017 Central Standard Time





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