Lecturer 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. This is a full-time position for the first year, with the potential for renewal.
- M.F.A. in Art with an emphasis in Comics/Illustration/Drawing or equivalent terminal degree in visual arts, animation or digital media
- Ability to teach on Macintosh in a dual platform environment
- Two years of industry experience in Comics and/or Illustration
- Evidence of teaching potential
Teach studio courses each semester 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, game design/development, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, entertainment design, and studio art. 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. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is necessary. Provide academic advisement and assessment for students. 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. 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.
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 22 graduate degrees, including three terminal degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. 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.
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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- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
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. Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 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 at 715.232.1279.
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:
Please note: 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 March 15, 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: 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, Amy Fichter
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