Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Faculty in Comics and Foundations
The Department of Art & Art History seeks a dynamic comics artist and leader whose primary focus is on narrative-based, traditional and/or digitally produced comics and graphic novels. Secondary focus on foundation courses such as Drawing I & II, 2-Design, and advanced drawing. We seek a passionate and committed colleague who promotes the development of an equitable and inclusive environment. This is an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position beginning August 22, 2022.
- M.F.A. in Art with an emphasis in Comics, Drawing or equivalent terminal degree in visual arts or digital media
- Ability to teach on Macintosh in a dual platform environment
- Two years of industry experience in Comics
- Evidence of teaching potential
Teach studio courses which may include beginning, intermediate, and advanced Comics classes and foundation courses such as 2-D Design, Drawing I, II, III courses that support art education, animation & digital media, game design/development, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, and studio art. Engage in professional research related to discipline. Provide service to the department, college, university, and professional field on a regular basis. Contribute to a rigorous learning environment with willingness to use traditional, alternative, and digital delivery methods including participation in a laptop teaching and learning environment. Demonstrate organizational skills, collegiality, and leadership skills. Maintain safety expectations in studios. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is necessary. Provide student academic advisement and conduct assessment of student learning. This includes contributing to academic program assessment and continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff. Perform other duties as designated by Chair.
The Department of Art & Art History is a dynamic and thriving community and has a rich tradition at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Our department has BFA concentrations in Comics, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Contemporary Sculptural Practices, Printmaking, Art Photography, and Contemporary Art Metals & Jewelry. The adjacent Department of Design includes five BFA programs; the animation, game design and graphic design programs share courses and resources with the Comics cohort. We are NASAD accredited, and the School of Art & Art Design is the largest in the upper Midwest with 1,200+ BFA art and design majors.
University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders, and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.
A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin 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 an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.
UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections.
The UW-Stout campus community enjoys 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 encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
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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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- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing 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).
UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
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:
All applications will be reviewed on Mac platforms.
1. Required - please include the following documents in a single pdf no larger than 20MB:
- Letter of application
- Artist Statement
- Teaching philosophy
- Inclusivity Statement: One-page or less statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports student success
- Transcripts (unofficial UG and Grad)
- Contact information for three references (including email addresses and telephone numbers)
2. Required - please include the following documents in a single pdf no larger than 20MB:
- 20 samples of professional work. Each image should have a caption that corresponds to the image list submitted.
- If submitting video for professional work, please provide url(s) to YouTube or Vimeo. You may submit up to five videos, and the length of each video may be up to three minutes. Please count each video submitted as one of the 20 images for professional work; meaning that one may only have a combined total of 20 samples for one’s professional work.
- Image list with brief written descriptions of work
3. Required - please include the following documents in a single pdf no larger than 20MB:
- Evidence of teaching potential - which may include 10-20 samples with list of student work, sample syllabi, etc.
- If submitting video for student work, please follow the same format stated for professional work.
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Sunday, January 9, 2022. Applications received after January 9th may be reviewed until the position is filled.
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
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.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Professor, Charles Matson Lume
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: MaryJo Pittman
Job Family: Teaching