Job Description

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


The University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Art & Design seeks to hire multiple full or part time educators for semester or one-year appointments teaching various courses in animation, as well as other design foundations classes. Animation courses serve all levels of students majoring in both Animation + Digital Media and Game Design. Courses taught include introductory courses in the principles of animation as well as 3D modeling, 3D animation, and 3D digital sculpting.

Classes include: One section of Fundamentals of Animation, two sections of 3D Modeling and Animation I, and two sections of 3D Modeling – Organics.

These classes are fully enrolled and scheduled for this fall semester. Courses can be in-person, hybrid or online. Syllabus, typical projects, office space, a laptop computer, class resources and mentorship from area faculty will be provided to support the instructor. Contracts may be able to continue into spring semester.

The BFA in Animation + Digital Media and the BFA in Game Design & Development regularly have a high national profile, with recent rankings in The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review, and student awards at the E3 College Game Design Competition, Entertainment Software Association, and Intel University Games Showcase. Collectively, the programs house more than 300 students within the 1,000-student School of Art & Design, the largest public art and design program in the upper Midwest.

APPOINTMENT DATES: 8/22/2022 through 1/4/2023 or 5/21/2023

Minimal Requirements:

Base Qualifications

  • Proficiency in ZBrush, Substance Painter and Maya.
  • Experience in high- to low-poly workflow.
  • Previous experience in teaching, coaching or mentoring, ideally of junior artists.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years work experience in related industry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Substance Designer, Unity, Unreal or other game engine.
  • Experience with lighting and rendering techniques.
  • Additional skills in rigging and animation pipeline.
  • Previous experience in university-level teaching; experience with learning management tools.
  • Advanced degree and/or 5+ years of work experience in related industry.


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.

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Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please be sure you have included the following documents:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references

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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Contact the following with questions regarding the position:

Phone: 715.232.3689


For questions regarding the application process, contact, Doreen Johnson, Human Resources at

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.

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 at 715.232.2149.

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