Assistant Professor of Graphic Design (Digital Media and Photography)

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The Department of Art and Design is an engaged department in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Over the past 10 years, the department has seen the renovation of contemporary fine art studios and galleries, the addition of a digital fabrication lab with state-of-the art equipment, and the development of 3 new graphic design studios for instruction and production (opened fall 2021). The department has a strong tradition in the fine arts, and all faculty in the department are active artists and design professionals.

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at

Position Details

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design (Digital Media and Photography)
Southeast Wisconsin
Kenosha, WI

The Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in GRAPHIC DESIGN (Digital Media and Photography) position beginning Fall 2022. Assistant Professor of GRAPHIC DESIGN (Digital Media and Photography) will have the opportunity to build on the collaborations already established with The Root Magazine, and other community relationships in the area, within the College of Arts and Humanities, and the campus as a whole. The candidate will be required to teach up to (4) undergraduate classes per semester in the areas of graphic design, typography, photography, and digital media. The position requires strong communication skills, the ability to collaborate with community business leaders, and the participation in departmental responsibilities, including college and university governance. The ideal candidate will have an interest in growing the graphic design program and participating in professional development opportunities that benefit student recruitment, success and retention. Over the past 10 years, the department has seen the renovation of contemporary fine art studios and galleries, the addition of a digital fabrication lab with state-of-the art equipment, and the development of 3 new graphic design studios for instruction and production(opened fall 2021). The department has a strong tradition in the fine arts, and sees this as an integral part of any graphic design education.UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Teach (4) classes in graphic design/digital media/photography per semester
  • Participate in departmental responsibilities and college/university governance
  • Collaboration with existing campus partnerships like The Root Magazine and Digital Media and Production program
  • Assist in departmental recruitment and retention activities
  • Active professional practice or research in the field of contemporary graphic design/digital media
  • Teach 100 level digital design courses as needed
  • MA, MFA, MDes, or PhD in Graphic Design or related media
  • Professional graphic design experience
  • Evidence of teaching experience Active professional practice and research in the field of contemporary graphic design or related field
  • Evidence of proficiency in professional Graphic Design (industry standard practices and tools)Portfolio to include 10-15 samples
  • Evidence of proficiency and professional practice in digital media in one or more of the following areas: film/video, digital fabrication, animation, motion graphics, app development, game design, digital modeling/illustration, and/or commercial photography, Portfolio to include 5-10 samples
  • Samples of student work in Graphic Design and at least one secondary area of digital media,Portfolio to include 15-20 examples

Salary and Benefits

Salary: $55,000 - $58,000 per year.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.Benefit Details: Compensation Estimator:


Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.(see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)Note: Criminal Background Check - The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applicants should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer:All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

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