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Assistant Professor - Graphic Design

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Posting Date

11/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Assistant Professor - Graphic Design
UW System Title:  Assistant Professor

Essential Job Functions

The Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a tenure-track position, with primary teaching responsibilities in graphic design and interactive design. The Department seeks an accomplished designer who pursues professional scholarship and research practice and excels in teaching.

The successful candidate will be capable of teaching at all levels of the undergraduate program in Graphic Design and across diverse fields of design that include, but are not limited to, visual communication, typography, information design, web/interactive design and user experience design and have a demonstrated awareness of sustainable design practices.  The candidate will also actively participate in course development, advise and mentor undergraduate students, and engage in service at the department, college, university, and professional levels.

The Graphic Design Program is part of the Art and Design Department and includes three other areas:  Environmental Design, Studio Art, and Art History.  The Graphic Design Program emphasizes research methods, process, interdisciplinarity, conceptual design methods, visual communication esthetics, verbal articulation, and training in technology that prepares the student to enter the graphic design and digital media profession.  The Art and Design Program has NASAD accreditation.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach upper and lower level core undergraduate graphic design courses.
  • Maintain appropriate design research or body of creative work for tenure consideration in one or more areas of graphic design, interactive design, animation, and web-based media.
  • Advise students.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Perform institutional and community service.

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

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.


  • MFA in Graphic Design or closely related field at time of application or PH.D. in a closely related field.  For those with a PH.D., ABD candidates will be considered; however, a Ph.D. in a closely related field from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal. ABD candidates will be hired into a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor will be reinstated.
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching graphic design, typography, layout and design using industry standard software and experience in one or more areas of user experience design, web design, motion graphics or animation. 
  • Strong interest in teaching visual communication design courses that might include design theory, digital foundations, design foundations, user experience, web design, and professional practice.

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.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


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 "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Assistant Professor - Graphic Design"
    • 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 undergraduate and graduate work
  • Design portfolio with a minimum of 15 projects
  • Teaching portfolio (teaching statement/philosophy, 20 examples of student work, sample syllabi, and previous teaching evaluations)

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:

Kate LaCount
Phone: (920) 465-2396

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, January 29, 2021.

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.