Job Description

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


The University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Art & Design seeks an educator for a full-time, renewable appointment teaching multiple sections of studio-based constructed perspective drawing and design thinking classes. These courses serve 2nd year students in various design disciplines, including interior, industrial, and game design.

Design drawing is a perspective-heavy course in one and two-point perspective as well as industry-focused design sketching. Design thinking is a course about critical thinking and design problem-solving techniques.

These in-person classes are fully enrolled and scheduled for this fall semester. Syllabus, typical projects, office space, a laptop computer, class resources and mentorship from area faculty will be provided to support the instructor. This is a full-time, 9-month academic year instructional staff position starting August 21, 2023, with intent to renew.

APPOINTMENT DATES: August 21, 2023 – ongoing.

Required Qualifications

  • Proficiency in design drawing techniques, with emphasis on constructed perspective drawing.
  • Proficiency in quick ideation hand sketching with emphasis on the design of space and objects..
  • Experience in design thinking processes, techniques, concepts, and theory.
  • Experience in a design-focused discipline, including but not limited to one of the following:
    • Industrial Design
    • Interior Design
    • Architecture
    • Drafting
    • Technical Drawing
    • Game Design
    • Concept Art
    • Graphic Design
  • Bachelor’s degree plus five years of professional experience relevant to the content being taught.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in university-level teaching; experience with learning management tools.
  • Master’s degree or higher, in related field.
  • Previous experience in teaching, coaching, or mentoring, ideally of junior designers.


The School of Art & Design has over 85 faculty/staff and over 1,100 students, making it the largest public higher education art and design entity in the upper Midwest. There are six distinct BFA programs, including Animation and Digital Media, Game Design and Development, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Studio Art). The school is also home to the Bachelor of Sciences in Video Production and Arts Administration and Entrepreneurship, as well as an MFA program in Design.

For more information, please visit: The School of Art & Design is accredited by NASAD.


An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we’re proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 47 undergraduate, 21 masters and 3 advanced programs and more than 30 certificate options in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 8,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national, and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:


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  • Applications received by Wednesday, May 10th, 2023, end of day are ensured consideration. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled. Please include a portfolio of student work (link or pdf) if available.

Please be sure you have included the following documents for full consideration:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three (3) professional references; including e-mail address and telephone number
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and advanced degree; as applicable)
  • Portfolio of professional work (link or pdf)
  • 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.

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.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Contact the following with questions regarding the position: Shelley Pecha, Professor, Phone: 715.232.3689, Email:

For questions regarding the application process, contact, Stephanie Danielson, Administrative Assistant, at


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.

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.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background and a reference check process and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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).

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

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:

For more information about the UW-Stout community and region go to:

Job Family: Teaching