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Art & Design: Lecturer in Graphic Design (60%)

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Part Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #18339
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  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Art & Design: Lecturer in Graphic Design (60%)

POSITION: A part-time (60%), instructional academic staff position is available in the Department of Art & Design with an emphasis in Graphic Design for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 22, 2022.  The official title is Lecturer.  This is a one-year appointment with salary commensurate with experience, qualifications, and teaching load.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) or Art (MA) is required from an accredited institution with an emphasis in graphic design and/or new media, typography, history of graphic design or a related discipline. Evidence of current design experience as demonstrated in a portfolio. Expertise in any several of the following areas: graphic design, motion graphics, typography, branding, data visualization/infographics, 2D Design/Illustration and advertising design. Ideal candidate will be fluent in current design technologies and deeply connected to pedagogical practices, discourse of historical and contemporary design, and design processes and methods. Candidate must be proficient with Adobe Suite and expertise in industry standard software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in both Mac and PC environments. Applicants should be able to combine theory and process with practice in a liberal arts context and possess strong teaching skills.  Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level (beyond graduate teaching assistant) and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness will be considered assets.

DUTIES: We seek an individual anxious to aid students in viewing and analyzing the world through multiple perspectives and histories within the field of graphic design and to guide students as they build adaptive strategies and learn to problem solve. Responsibilities include teaching entry to advanced levels of graphic design and visual communication coursework. Experience in motion graphics, UX/UI, history of graphic design or typography and video or new media fields is a plus.  Ability to provide instruction for software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and InDesign in both Mac and PC environments is an expectation. And fostering equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching and student work is a must! 

Specifically, the lecturer will teach three courses (the equivalent of 9 credits) each semester as assigned.  In Fall 2022, these will be Art 274: Compositional Principles of Graphic Design, Art 312: Digital Imaging and Design, and ART 374: Visuals Communication Design. Teaching expectations for Spring 2023 are yet to be determined, but candidate may be required to repeat some of the same courses or on the following subjects based on department need and candidate expertise: graphic design fundamentals, theory, principles, history, print and digital environments, typography, brand/identity development, information design and contemporary design expression.  Lecture, instruction, and studio classes will be in-person, but instructor may integrate pedagogically beneficial on-line and remote teaching opportunities.

NOTE: While the Art & Design seeks one candidate to teach three courses (60%) per term, the department will entertain interest from potential candidates who are interested in teaching only one or two courses per term.

THE UNIT: The Department of Art & Design at the Eau Claire campus consists of seventeen full and part-time faculty and staff and has approximately 220 students pursuing a major in one of the following programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts; BA/BS in Studio Art and Graphic Communications; Liberal Arts BA/BS in Studio Art. The department also offers Studio Art and Art History minors and contributes to the Multimedia Communication minor. Areas of emphasis include ceramics, drawing/painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, and sculpture. For more information regarding the Department of Art & Design, please visit the following website: https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/art-design/

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 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. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

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: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/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: Lecturer in Graphic Design (60%) position (Job ID # 18339) 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
  • Sample course materials (syllabi, assignments, etc.)
  • Personal and student work examples (up to 20, links to electronic portfolio in letter and CV is best)
  • Statements: a) Artist; b) Teaching philosophy; c) Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Paul Kaldjian, Interim Chair, Department of Art & Design; kaldjian@uwec.edu

Completed applications will be considered as they are received, and screening will 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(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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).