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Assistant Professor of Art

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Faculty

Official Title: Assistant Professor
Business Title: Assistant Professor of Art
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Tenure-track
Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Department of Art seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position in graphic design. The Department is seeking an outstanding graphic design educator who has a broad intellectual and technical foundation in graphic design and can address formal, conceptual and technical issues in this ever-evolving field. This person will possess a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and contemporary practices in graphic design and will be expected to maintain a strong creative and/or research practice.

Additional duties include student advisement, committee work and other service in the department, college and university. Responsibilities will include teaching a range of undergraduate courses within the Graphic Design area. Courses may include components of graphic design history, design research, methodology, theory, current issues, problem-solving skills, innovative conceptual thinking, visual thinking, typography, visual identity, image making, motion graphics, UX/UI, and current developments in technology. Other teaching responsibilities may include Art 112 2D Foundations; Art 142 Introduction to Digital Art; Art 105 Understanding the Arts. Additional teaching may include developing and/or teaching courses in the UW Oshkosh University Studies Program.

A regional comprehensive university committed to the teacher-scholar model, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is part of the robust University of Wisconsin system – one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country. UW Oshkosh is the third largest university in Wisconsin with an annual on- and off-campus enrollment of nearly 14,000 students spanning three campuses in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, and Menasha. UWO proudly serves the northeastern Fox Valley region, the state’s third most populous metropolitan area, comprised of a number of mid-sized cities along the Fox River. The Fox Valley offers a nice combination of amenities and relatively low cost of living and is within driving distance of Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. We are committed to delivering a high-quality education and a strong foundation for those who wish to pursue professional, occupational, and advanced academic degrees. Our students are a mix of traditional and nontraditional age, including many first-generation students.  

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Responsibilities Responsibilities include teaching, student advisement and service to the department, college and university as well as the maintenance of a strong creative and/or research practice.
  • MFA degree in graphic design and/or a terminal degree in design or a related field.
  • Demonstrated broad expertise in the area of graphic design.
  • Distinguished and documented record of professional activity.
  • Illustrated comprehensive knowledge of the history, theory, and practices of graphic design.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Able to provide examples of strong proficiency in UX/UI and motion graphics as well as traditional print design.
  • Prior college/university level teaching experience.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Brief statements describing 1) teaching philosophy and 2) creative, research, or professional development interests
  3. A statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  4. CV
  5. Twenty annotated examples of professional work by the applicant
  6. Twenty annotated examples of applicant’s student work
  7. Names and email addresses of three professional references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation. (NOTE: at least one reference must be familiar with the candidate’s teaching experience or potential.)
  8. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (official or copies)

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by January 6, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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