Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


The School of Art & Design at the University of Wisconsin–Stout invites applications for an open position in Interior Design commencing fall semester of 2021. This position will support BFA and MFA students studying Interior Design. The Assistant Professor position is a tenure-track, 9-month academic year position. Position expectations primarily include teaching at the undergraduate level, graduate level, outreach to industry, creative research, and service to the department, college, and university. The BFA in Interior Design program is CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited and the university is NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accredited.


Minimum / Required

  • At least two years of teaching or professional experience in the field of interior design

  • Master’s degree in field related to interior design

  • An interest in advancing student learning in the area of interior design

  • Knowledge of general rendering and electronic communication software such as Autodesk Revit, SketchUp, etc.


  • Teach studio courses each semester, following National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) guidelines, that may include introductory, intermediate, and advanced interior design classes, as well as other studio classes that support the major.

  • Collaborate with School of Art & Design faculty and/or other majors to develop new and/or review existing curriculum

  • Commitment to working with diverse populations and fostering an inclusive learning environment

  • Provide academic advisement for students and assessment of student learning

  • Participate in course and program assessment and accreditation

  • Perform service to the department, college, and university

  • Engage in professional creative research

  • Pursue external funding

  • Perform other duties as designated by Chair


The BFA Interior Design program at the University of Wisconsin – Stout competes on both the regional and national level, attracting students from around the country.

The program blends fine art, design and technology, and is CIDA accredited. We prepare our students for their careers through comprehensive curriculum taught by expert, experienced faculty. As a hands-on learning experience, courses focus on problem solving and critical thinking. The program encompasses both residential and commercial space planning, lighting design, materials, construction documentation and sustainability design.

The School of Art & Design has over 70 faculty/staff and over 1,100 students, making it the largest higher education art and design entity in the upper Midwest. UW–Stout has six distinct BFA programs, including Entertainment Design - Animation, Game Design & Development—Art, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Studio Art, a BS in Art Education, and an MFA program in Design. The School of Art & Design student population accounts for roughly 15% of the on-campus undergraduate population at UW-Stout. For more information, please visit:


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 49 undergraduate and over 20 distinctive, highly-regarded advanced degree programs. Average student enrollment is 9,000.

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.

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Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

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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.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

In response to a public records request, 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 final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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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:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the qualifications

  1. Curriculum vitae

  1. Inclusivity statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports student success (one-page or less)

  1. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

  1. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

  1. Professional Portfolio: A link to an online portfolio of professional work which may include person creative and/or scholarly research.

  1. Evidence of Teaching Potential: A link to an online portfolio of student work noting teaching modality/modalities utilized such as in-person, hybrid, online.

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by January 3, 2021. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

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.

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