Assistant Professor - Design and Visual Communication

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one of two public doctoral research universities in Wisconsin. With more than 26,000 students, UWM offers comprehensive liberal arts and professional education, in 195 degree and certificate programs.

Position Details

Assistant Professor - Design and Visual Communication
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Department of Art & Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks a forward-thinking colleague in the Design and Visual Communication program. The Department of Art and Design values cross-disciplinary collaboration, and an awareness of traditional as well as interdisciplinary areas of art media and design.

Faculty members in the Department of Art and Design must maintain active creative, professional, or scholarly research in their field and contribute to the department, school, and university through committee service and faculty-shared governance responsibilities.

The successful candidate will bring leadership experience, an accomplished record of research, and evidence of innovative teaching in design.

Collaborative interdisciplinary opportunities exist between the Design and Visual Communications program and The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, as well as the School of Engineering, Architecture, Public Health, School of Information Sciences and other colleges and schools on UWM’s campus. This position has the additional potential to work with international programs.

Participation in the Department of Art and Design’s current and developing graduate program through mentorship and development is expected. Other services to the department will include involvement in curriculum development, area course scheduling, community outreach, co-maintaining the area budget, advising students, and participating in the Design and Visual Communication Student Portfolio Review.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 24, 2020.

Qualified candidates must possess:

  • An MFA (Master of Fine Arts) or equivalent terminal degree. Applicants must have a terminal degree by the start of the appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, computer-mediated technologies and core software applications relevant to the design and visual communication discipline.

Highly qualified candidates may also possess:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Evidence of teaching skills at multiple levels of undergraduate design curriculum
  • Evidence of teaching skills at graduate level studio curriculum
  • Evidence of creative, scholarly or professional research
  • Demonstrated experience in, and/or evidence of, critical design thinking skills
  • Demonstrated experience in storytelling, design process, strategies and methodologies for problem-identification and problem-solving
  • Evidence of knowledge of emerging technologies within the field
  • Evidence of knowledge of design and universal design theory, history, and criticism
  • Demonstrated experience in, and/or evidence of, typographic skills
  • Demonstrated experience in print and/or screen-based design

Commensurate with experience.

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