Career Opportunities


Assistant Professor - Graphic Design/Animation

Posting Date

11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Assistant Professor - Graphic Design/Animation 
UW System Title:  Assistant Professor
Start Date:  August 19, 2019

Essential Job Functions

The Art & Design program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty member to teach undergraduate courses in animation and graphic design. The successful applicant will develop and teach animation studio courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels using industry standard tools and software, as well as teach other classes in graphic design that support the major. The preferred candidate will have experience in traditional design principles, typography, animation, and interactive/web design. Preference will be given to candidates with curriculum development, prior higher education teaching experience, and those that provide evidence of interdisciplinary project collaboration. Experience with professional animation and design, game design, UI/UX design for web and mobile, and digital publishing/publication design is highly preferred.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach animation studio courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels using industry standard tools and software, as well as teach other classes in graphic design that support the major, such as in graphic and animation design and one or more of the following: motion graphics, web design, interaction design, and design for print medium, including traditional and computer-mediated technologies.
  • Maintain studio, computer lab, and inventory.
  • Participate in program/course development and assessment.
  • Advise students.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Perform institutional and community service.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.



  • Master of Fine Arts in animation/graphic design, or closely related field, from an accredited institution at time of application
  • 36 months of digital animation/motion graphics experience
  • 36 months of experience using industry standard design and animation tools and software
  • 36 months of typography, layout design, and conceptual problem-solving experience

Conditions of Appointment

Position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Assistant Professor - Graphic Design/Animation"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved
  • Portfolio of recent work

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Janet Gomez
Phone: (920) 465-2348

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, February 1, 2019.

Note: 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).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.