Assistant Professor in Graphic Design at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Art & Design is searching for a full time, tenure track faculty member in Graphic Design. This program is well established and NASAD accredited within the College of Fine Arts & Communication. The program focuses on craft, conceptual development, design evolution and visual communication theory. Courses address typography, symbol development, image usage, history of design, branding, systems, strategies and identity. Our curriculum is based in contextual thinking about audience and experience, and prepares students for professional design practice.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach at all levels within this curriculum and bring strengths and abilities in user experience, development and current screen-based technology using design thinking and research methodology consistent with a “social model” of design instruction and practice. Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of screen-based work in both production and theory. Candidates are expected to show a facility with HTML/CSS and motion graphics and/or video production. Additionally, candidates will be expected to engage in professional creative research, advise undergraduates and perform university service.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a leading 4-year comprehensive institution located in scenic Central Wisconsin. Approximately 9,300 students are enrolled. The 406-acre campus features modern facilities and the Schmeeckle Nature Reserve.

The university has a strong focus on sustainability initiatives and has been named one of the nation’s green universities by The Princeton Review. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds.

The Department of Art & Design has 13 full time faculty members and approximately 300 majors. Art & Design majors pursue either a BFA degree in Art with an emphasis in 2D, 3D or Graphic Design, or a BA degree in Studio Art or Art History. The Graphic Design area currently has three full time faculty and approximately 150 majors. The area is invested in curriculum innovation and collaborative educational practice. There is department, college and university support for professional development.