Teaching Faculty II-Graphic Design

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching, and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates 24,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates almost 24,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.

UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the UW-System to implement an inclusive housing policy.


Position Details

Teaching Faculty II-Graphic Design
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Teaching Faculty II - Graphic Design

UWM Peck School of the Arts

Department of Art and Design

1FTE, 100%

Job Summary:

Our new colleague will share in teaching undergraduate courses across the curriculum in the Design and Visual Communication BFA program. Teaching opportunities may include courses at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Potential teaching may include the following areas: Typography, Design History, Information Design, Design Entrepreneurship, Package Design, Digital Fabrication, UX/UI, Web, Professional Practices and Service-learning/Internship opportunities. Service to the program and department may include participation in the Design and Visual Communication Student Portfolio Review, BFA Design Entrepreneur Showcase and Capstone BFA Exhibition, supervision of student professional organization AIGA-UWM.

The successful candidate will show evidence of innovative teaching in design at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum.

Applicants for this position must have or provide evidence of the following:

  • A BA or BFA degree. Applicants must have the degree by the start of the appointment, and 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, computer-mediated technologies and core software applications relevant to the design and visual communication discipline, and 
  • Demonstrated experience in print and screen-based design 

Highly qualified applicants for this position will also provide evidence of the following:

  • MFA or equivalent terminal degree. Applicants must have the degree by the start of the appointment; 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; 
  • Evidence of teaching skills at multiple levels of undergraduate design curriculum; 
  • Evidence of creative, scholarly and/or professional design research; 
  • Demonstrated experience in, and/or evidence of, critical design thinking skills; 
  • 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 evidence of, typographic skills

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