The Department of Art in the School of Arts & Communication at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse invites applications for the position of Associate Lecturer (full-time, non-tenure-track) to begin in January 2019 or August 2019. The successful candidate for this position will be an artist/designer/educator able to provide inspiration and leadership to art majors/minors and students from outside of the department. We are seeking a colleague with strong collaboration and communication skills. The candidate should have a thorough grounding in two-dimensional design skills and should be able to articulate the relationship of traditional media and digital media in their practice and pedagogy. The graphic design program has seen tremendous growth in the last three years in the Major, Minor, and recently developed interdisciplinary Digital Media and Design Minor. This is your chance to positively impact the next generation of graphic designers. We seek a colleague that is an accomplished artist, has professional experience in graphic design, and demonstrates a commitment to inclusive excellence as well as to the goals of the Department of Art and the University.
Teach 4 courses per semester (e.g., Graphic Design for Non-Majors, Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced Graphic Design, and/or Design Foundations) Participate in the recruitment and advising of students in the Art program consistent with the goal to build and sustain the program Participate in curriculum development Continued development of skills in emerging technologies in graphic design Service to the department Coordinate and maintain the graphic design studio
We seek applications from individuals who have, or are near completion of a Master of Fine Art (MFA) or similar terminal degree. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020 for a August, 2019 start, or no later than December 15, 2019 for a January, 2019 start
Fluency in digital media software and design tools
College-level teaching experience
Track record of collegiality and inclusivity
Experience with community outreach and recruiting activities
Experience in the graphic design field as a working professional
Background and/or skills working with digital art in various media
Candidates from diverse backgrounds and those who have experience working with diverse populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Academic year salary is set by the Office of Administration and Finance and includes excellent fringe benefits and insurance programs.
Review of applications will begin on September 17, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please submit the following materials as separate documents: Cover letter that addresses the teaching experience, studio practice, and qualifications noted in the position announcement Curriculum vitae Contact information for three references who can speak to the applicant's skills in teaching, creative work, and/or professional experience outside academia Additional information (e.g., artist statement, portfolio) should not be submitted, but they may be required later in the search process.
If you have any questions about this position, please contact Kate Hawkes, Search & Screen Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as "... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges" for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 94 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 21 graduate programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are 520 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 85 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
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