ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
The School of Art & Design at the University of Wisconsin – Stout invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Industrial Design, commencing August 2018. This is a tenure-track, 9-month academic year position.
Minimum / Required
- M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree in industrial design or closely related degree by employment start date Either graduate or undergraduate degree must have an emphasis in Industrial Design.
- Evidence of teaching experience.
- Five years professional Industrial Design experience.
- Preference given to those with demonstrated knowledge of contemporary issues and techniques as they relate to Industrial Design
- Creative and artistic excellence as demonstrated in professional level accomplishments in the field of Industrial Design
- Evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching
- Strong evidence of technical skills including design drawing and presentation, knowledge of 3D software including Solidworks and/or Rhino, model making, and 3D digital fabrication processes
Share in Leadership of the Industrial Design major. Teach studio lab courses each semester, following NASAD guidelines, that may include beginning, intermediate, and advanced industrial design classes, including the MFA graduate program; as well as other studio lab courses that support the major. Other responsibilities include:
- Provide service for the department, school, college and university
- Provide academic advisement of students; including assessment of student learning
- Attend department, school, and university meetings
- Actively participate in department, school, and university committees
- Demonstrate organizational skills, collegiality and the potential for future leadership in the Industrial Design program
- Participate in the laptop teaching and learning environment
- Engage in professional creative research and scholarly activity
- Maintain office hours and a healthy and safe classroom environment
- Pursue external funding
- Collaborate with the Program Director for Industrial Design to develop new / revised curriculum, as required
- Perform other duties as designated by Department Chair.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Industrial Design program prepares students for careers in the field of contemporary product design. UW-Stout industrial design graduates hold successful careers designing a wide array of products including medical devices, footwear, and bicycles, as well as household and industrial products, tools, and devices. The success of our students is derived from a program that highlights the intersections of fine art, design, history, sustainability, and a strong liberal arts education. The 200-student industrial design program has strong industry partnerships, and boasts a 95% placement rate. It is one of five BFA programs in the School of Art and Design, alongside Graphic Design and Interactive Media, Interior Design, Game Design & Development, Interior Design, and Studio Art. At approximately 1,000 students, the School of Art and Design is the largest combined public Art and Design unit in the region of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Dakotas.
Founded in 1891, the University of Wisconsin–Stout is a regional comprehensive university with a polytechnic mission. This mission gives students the tools and connections for designing the products, systems, and technology of the future.
The School of Art & Design has over 60 faculty/staff and over 1,000 students, making it the largest public higher education art and design entity in Wisconsin and Minnesota. In addition to the BFA in Industrial Design, there are five other distinct BFA programs, including Graphic & Interactive Design, Game Design and Development – Art, Interior Design, Entertainment Design, Studio Art, and an MFA program in Design. For more information, please visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/artdes/
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm. Facts and data about the university: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/police/clery.cfm
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required Application Materials
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
- Professional Portfolio: A single, multi-page PDF document including 10-20 samples of professional work and a media list with brief written descriptions of work and software used. Total PDF size should be no more than 20 MB. Please include a link to an online portfolio of professional work.
- Evidence of Teaching Experience: If available, a single, multi-page PDF document including 10-20 samples of your students’ work and a media list with brief written descriptions of work and software used. Total PDF size should be no more than 20 MB. Please include a link to an online portfolio of student work.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted online by January 21, 2018. Screening begins January 22nd and may continue until the position is filled.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900
For questions regarding the application process, or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Mary Jo Pittman
For other questions regarding this position please contact:
- Jennifer Astwood
- Chair, Industrial Design Search Committee
- Associate Professor, Department of Design
- (715) 232-3699
Job Family: Teaching