Job Description

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


Art Foundations Lecturer

The University of Wisconsin Stout is seeking two individuals to teach art foundation courses in the School of Art and Design that support majors of Animation and Digital Media, Art Education, Game Design and Development, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Studio Art, and Video Production. They will contribute to a growing, dynamic, and rigorous learning atmosphere with willingness to use traditional, alternative, and digital delivery methods including participation in a laptop environment. These positions are full time for the academic year with intent to renew at 50% or above.

Applicants should have the necessary skills and experience to teach in two or more areas of drawing, 2D design, and 3D design. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is necessary. In this role, individuals will be part of a foundations instruction team who work with the foundations coordinator to ensure that teaching meets course objectives. As part of the foundations team, individuals will engage in course and program assessment of student learning, and support students in the pre-BFA first-year-experience. Must also maintain a healthy and safe classroom environment. Will perform other duties as designated by the department chair.

Application materials should present evidence of teaching potential and knowledge of the following:

  1. the principles and elements of design;
  2. comprehension of broad historic and contemporary methodologies, processes, and practices as they relate to art and design;
  3. a sensitivity to design aesthetics and critical thinking as well as the ability to articulate issues of form and content as they relate to drawing, 2D design, and 3D design;
  4. creative and artistic excellence.


Minimum / Required

  • M.F.A. in Studio Art or related field
  • Ability to teach at least two of the following three disciplines: 1) beginning and intermediate drawing, 2) 2D and 3) 3D Design foundations courses with traditional or digital applications
  • Evidence of teaching potential

Highly Desired

  • Experience teaching foundations classes (drawing, 2D and 3D)
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching foundations classes
  • Active professional studio practice


  • Teach undergraduate courses to include Drawing I (observational drawing), Drawing II (color and expressive drawing), Two-Dimensional Design Foundations, or Three-Dimensional Design Foundations.
  • Conduct assessment of student learning. This includes contributing to academic program assessment and continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe classroom environment.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills and collegiality.
  • Foster a rigorous and inclusive learning environment.
  • Use traditional, alternative, and digital delivery methods including participation in a laptop environment.
  • Attend department meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by chair.


The School of Art & Design has over 80 faculty/staff and over 1,200 students, making it the largest higher education art and design entity in the upper Midwest. The school serves six distinct BFA programs, including Animation and Digital Media, Game Design & Development—Art, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Studio Art, Arts Administration & Entrepreneurship and Video Production, and minors in Art History, Studio Art and Photography and Video, 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:¿


Applications received by end of day April 20, 2023 will receive priority review.

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Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter (* See below)
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Teaching philosophy that includes an inclusivity statement**
  6. Evidence of teaching potential - which may include 15-20 samples of student work, sample syllabi, project brief/synopsis, etc. Each image should have a caption that corresponds to an image list submitted. If submitting videos for student work, please provide URL(s) to online platform (YouTube, Vimeo, professional website, etc.). You may submit up to five videos, and the length of video may be up to 90 seconds. Please count each video submitted as a single sample of student work.
  7. An image list with brief written descriptions of work

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

** Inclusivity Statement: Equity, diversity and inclusion are important to the mission of UW-Stout. Write a one-page or less statement demonstrating your past/ present work, volunteer, and lived experience, and how you envision carrying that experience into your work at UW-Stout.

Applicants must 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.

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 accommodation 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 accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Robert Atwell


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: Stephanie Danielson

Phone: 715-232-1477



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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, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.

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, reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

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:

Job Family: Teaching