Assistant Professor of Graphic Design (Digital Media and Photography)
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Salary: $55,000 - $58,000 per year
Studio Art-Graphic/Industrial/Object Design
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 17789
The Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in GRAPHIC DESIGN (Digital Media and Photography) position beginning Fall 2022. Assistant Professor of GRAPHIC DESIGN (Digital Media and Photography) will have the opportunity to build on the collaborations already established with The Root Magazine, and other community relationships in the area, within the College of Arts and Humanities, and the campus as a whole. The candidate will be required to teach up to (4) undergraduate classes per semester in the areas of graphic design, typography, photography, and digital media. 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. 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 sees this as an integral part of any graphic design education.
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.
Employment Type: Full-time Faculty position
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.
MA, MFA, MDes, or PhD in Graphic Design or related media
Professional graphic design experience
Evidence of 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) Portfolio to include 10-15 samples
Evidence of proficiency and professional practice in digital media in one or more of the following areas: film/video, digital fabrication, animation, motion graphics, app development, game design, digital modeling/illustration, and/or commercial photography, Portfolio to include 5-10 samples
Samples of student work in Graphic Design and at least one secondary area of digital media, Portfolio to include 15-20 examples
Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been enriching minds and changing lives of those who attend. That rich legacy continues today.
Small classes and one-on-one faculty attention have been our hallmark, and continue to be part of an experience that brightens futures. Our student-centric approach means students are never taught by assistants, don't get lost in a crowd, and do get to work side-by-side with faculty dedicated to their success.
We also support students by designing custom-tailored degree programs that meet the needs of today’s demanding job market, as well as students' unique curiosities. Combining academic disciplines can energize new pursuits and discoveries, so we encourage students to create the interdisciplinary course program that suits their interests.
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.
Parkside students receive a stron...g return on their investment. We empower our graduates and certificate recipients with the knowledge and practical skills vital to achieving personal and professional success in the changing local and global communities in which they live and work. And our ever-growing academic reputation, regional status, and location along the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor provides students with access to the region’s top employers.
Here, on our idyllic campus set on 700 acres of natural Wisconsin prairie and woodland, you’ll find energetic students making the most of their higher-education experience. With open spaces like our on-campus disc golf course, a diverse variety of student organizations, and our position as a regional center for the performing arts, Parkside is a community that's easy to call home.
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