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Art & Design: Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Dec 14, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Department of Art & Design in the College of Arts & Sciences. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in Graphic Design who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining active undergraduate programs.  This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2021/2022 academic year on August 23, 2021.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Arts, Master of Science, or Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design or a related field by August 23, 2021 is required.  ABD applicants will be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2022. We seek candidates with expertise in web design. Candidates must have expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as HTML and CSS. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach required and elective design courses at all undergraduate levels.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: We consider the following assets: expertise in Graphic Design print media; demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness; experience with UX Design; experience with 2D and 3D motion graphics; experience in the graphic design profession or related field; and experience or interest in the development of innovative curriculum and advising for Graphic Design undergraduate programs. 

DUTIES: Teach Graphic Design courses at all levels in the Department of Art & Design based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and creative or scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, university, and profession. 

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Art & Design consists of fifteen faculty and instructional staff. There are approximately 220 majors and 80 minors. It offers the following programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts, BA/BS in Studio Art and Graphic Communications, and Liberal Arts BA/BS in Studio Art. The department offers minors in studio art and art history. Graphic Design courses are part of the interdisciplinary Multimedia Communication minor. For more information regarding The Department of Art & Design, please visit the following website:

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Art & Design: Assistant Professor of Graphic Design position (Job ID # 16843) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • 15-20 examples of personal/professional work
  • 15-20 examples of student work, if available 

Please direct requests for additional information to: Karen O’Day, Chair, Department of Art & Design, 

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 18, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment. 

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7). 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty, and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime.  Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  ( .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy ( 

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing

equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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