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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Media Studies, Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies
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Part Time
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Minimum $45,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

The lecturer position will teach Design Studies 319: Cloth to Clothing during the Fall 2022 semester within the Department of Design Studies.

In this studio course, students will explore the unique possibilities when combining handmade, dyed or manipulated fabrics with garment design. The class will introduce some specialty dye painting, manipulation and textile techniques that relate directly to clothing. Working with color, composition and fabric movement we will discuss simple garment shapes and how they can be used to frame or highlight expressive textiles.

The lecturer will teach students how to:
- Demonstrate the creative potential of simple and inventive garment shapes.
- Explore possibilities of manipulation of textiles, textiles structures and surface as structure to be placed on the body
- Integrate textile techniques with garment structure to discover unique design potential
- Cultivate a personal aesthetic by developing a unique theme to design and execute a series of garments
- Evaluate and critique the success of design projects
- Research and report on contemporary designers and theories of design and creativity

It is expected that this course will be taught in an in-person format during the fall of 2022, with the potential to continue teaching related courses in the Department of Design Studies in the future.

The course will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am - 1:45pm.


Facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction and assists with instructional development and design for a single course or series of courses within an academic discipline to support the delivery of quality instruction. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.
  • 80% Facilitates classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction for one or more courses, including assessment of student performance
  • 5% Develops instructional design and curriculum relevant to a course of instruction
  • 15% Serves as an initial point of contact for students as it relates to specific course or series content and expectations
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Master's Degree
Master's of Fine Arts in fashion, textile or closely related field.


Qualified candidates will have the ability to teach fashion illustration at the college level as well as the ability to teach students interested in designed objects/garments and artistic expression.

Preferred Qualifications:
- At least two years of successful teaching experience at the college level
- A record of national exhibitions of work related to fashion
- Ability to work effectively within a diverse community
- Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Part Time: 33.3%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 4 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Additional Information:

DESIGN STUDIES DEPARTMENT: The Design Studies Department is a vibrant community that approaches design from a broad range of disciplinary and practice-based approaches, and supports a range of undergraduate (Textile and Fashion Design, Interior Architecture, third major underway) and graduate programs (MFA, PhD, and Masters of Design & Innovation). The Textile and Fashion Design Program, rooted in studio practice and cultural context, is currently undergoing a program revision to focus on producing graduates who are responsible, resourceful, and research-driven about the place of textiles and fashion in global societies, cultural, economies, and environments.

THE CENTER FOR DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE: The Center for Design and Material Culture is the primary destination for the multi-disciplinary study of material culture and design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with particular focus on the study of design, material culture, and textile. This vision is supported by the rich resources of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, two galleries, the Ruth Davis Gallery and the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, and the SoHE Innovation Studio.

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100 graduate students. See

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See

How to Apply:

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To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and a digital portfolio (.ppt or pdf) of 8-10 images showing your creative works that relate to this position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Michelle Hamilton
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding 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. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jun 30 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 14 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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