Job Description

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


Full-time or Part-time, temporary, non-tenure track
Department of Design, School of Art and Design

Appointment Start Date: August 19, 2019

Appointment End Date: January 2, 2020

The Department of Design within the School of Art & Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout invites applications for an open position in the BFA in Interior Design program. This position is a non-tenure track temporary position for Fall 2019 semester only, that may be filled by one person teaching full-time or two people teaching part-time. The Interior Design BFA is a CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited program and is comprised of approximately 130 students. The Interior Design BFA program aims to: educate professional interior designers through theory, practice and history; to develop articulate practitioners and advocates; to maintain curriculum, programs, and technologies relevant to current directions in society, as well as interior education and research; and to enrich the learning environment and community through sensitivity to social, environmental, and cultural issues.


  • Undergraduate degree in Interior Design from CIDA accredited program
  • 2+ years of graduate education, teaching, or industry work experience related to interior design
  • Demonstrated experience using digital applications and software (including, but not limited to Revit, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite)


  • Master’s degree in Interior Design or related field OR Terminal Degree such as Ph.D., M.F.A. or equivalent in Interior Design or related field
  • NCIDQ certification
  • LEED Green Associate or LEED Accredited Professional
  • Evidence of teaching potential at undergraduate level


Teach three studio courses, following National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) guidelines, that may include beginning, intermediate and advanced Interior Design Studio classes.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Contribution to a rigorous learning environment with willingness to use traditional, alternative and digital delivery methods
  • Demonstration of organizational skills, collegiality and the participation in the Interior Design program and department/school
  • Commitment to undergraduate teaching
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations and fostering an inclusive learning environment
  • Providing academic advisement for students and assessment of student learning
  • Participating in course and program assessment
  • Performing other duties as designated by Chair


The Interior Design Program at UW-Stout competes on both a regional and national level, attracting students from around the country and regularly participating in professional organizations such as ASID, IIDA, NEWH, IDEC, and IES. The program curriculum prepares students for careers in interior design that encompass residential and commercial space planning, lighting design, research, construction documentation and sustainable design. Students also put theory and critical thinking into action with applied learning projects that scaffold the learning throughout the program’s timeline. For more information, please visit:


The School of Art & Design has over 60 faculty/staff and over 1,000 students, making it the largest public higher education art and design entity in the upper Midwest. UW–Stout has six distinct BFA programs, including Entertainment Design, Game Design & Development—Art, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Studio Art, a BS in Art Education, and an MFA program in Design. The School of Art & Design student population accounts for roughly 13% of the on-campus undergraduate population at UW-Stout. For more information, please visit:


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 its combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries. UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

The university is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, just 60 minutes east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Menomonie is a vibrant town of 16,000, and is surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. The community is part of the scenic Chippewa Valley Region, which has a population base of more than 200,000.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region:

Facts and data about the university:

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.

In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check and the 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.

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Provide the following items in a single .pdf no larger than 10MB:

  • Letter of interest, resume/vitae, teaching philosophy statement, transcripts (unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate), contact information for three references (including email addresses and telephone numbers), professional portfolio of 10-15 images with brief description on same page, evidence of teaching potential, which may include digital images and image list of student work (if available).

Notes: A link to an online portfolio of professional work and/or student work is acceptable. Official transcripts required at time of hire.

SCREENING OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY and will continue until the position is filled.


If you have questions regarding the application process contact:

  • Mary Jo Pittman
  • Academic Department Associate, School of Art & Design
  • (715) 232-1097

If you have questions regarding the position contact:

Job Family: Teaching