Graphic Design Lecturer

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

Graphic Design Lecturer
Southeast Wisconsin
Kenosha, WI

The Art and Design Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites application for a Lecturer position in Digital Skills and related foundation courses, beginning August 2022. The Art and Design Department at UW-Parkside, which serves over 110 majors in Art and Graphic Design, resides in the new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities and occupies newly renovated, modern studios. With a faculty of 6 tenured/tenure-track members, it is poised for growth as it serves this very rich region along the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

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.

Essential Job Functions -- Key Job Responsibilities

  • The position of Graphic Design Lecturer will require the instructor to teach (3) sections of ART 104 and (2) section of ART 105 per semester or (5) foundational courses as needed by the department. 
  • The position has the opportunity for a course release or reassigned duties as needed by the department and the graphic design curriculum. 
  • The instructor will be required to hold (3) office hours per week to assist students with questions and concerns regarding course material. 
  • The instructor is not required to attend monthly departmental meetings, but is welcome to attend. 
  • The courses being taught have very specific course objectives and skill requirements that have been developed by the graphic design faculty and are expected to be covered throughout the semester.
  • MFA or MA in Art/Digital Arts and/or 5+ years of professional experience.
  • Teaching experience beyond graduate school.

The successful applicant will have abilities and teaching experience in basic digital skills (utilizing current versions of the Adobe Create Suite and CAD related software) with secondary abilities in 2-D Design and Digital Fabrication.

Teaching experience along with evidence of current creative activity are considered important, along with ability and interest in keeping up to date with software changes and technical innovations as they apply to digital art practices.

Salary and Benefits 

Salary: $40,000 - $43,000 per year.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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