Job Description

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


Department of Art and Art History, School of Art and Design, College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full-time, 1 academic year contract


This vacancy is a sabbatical replacement for the 2019 –20 academic year.


  • M.F.A. in a Metals Studio Art Discipline
  • Active Professional Metals Practice
  • Evidence of teaching potential


Teach a full-time course load in Metals and Contemporary Art Jewelry and Foundations following National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) guidelines. These may include introductory, and potentially intermediate to advanced Metals and Contemporary Art Jewelry courses, as well as Foundation courses - preferably 2D Design and Drawing - to support the various Art and Design BFA disciplines, BS Art Education and University-wide General Education students. Contribute to a growing, dynamic and rigorous learning atmosphere with willingness to use traditional, alternative and digital course delivery methods, including participation in a laptop environment. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is necessary. Provide service to the department and school, maintain a healthy and safe classroom environment, and perform other duties as designated by Chair.

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

1) the principles and elements of design 2) historic and contemporary methodology, process, and practice as relating to jewelry and metalsmithing 3) the practice and theory of metal manipulation and fabrication techniques such as forming, raising, chasing and repoussé, hinge making, stone setting, casting and enameling 4) the role of studio art jewelry and metalsmithing in contemporary art and craft practices.

The preferred candidate should clearly demonstrate:

1) a sensitivity to design aesthetics and critical thinking as well as the ability to articulate issues of form and content 2) creative and artistic excellence through an active exhibition record 3) professional practice including participation in professional organizations, and other creative business practice, and 4) evidence of effective teaching experience in Metals and Contemporary Art Jewelry and foundation courses preferably 2D design and Drawing.


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.

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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.

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.

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 candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Screening of applications will begin on Monday, March 18, 2019. Submissions will be accepted until position is filled.

1. Required - please include the following documents in a single pdf no larger than 20MB:

  • Letter of application
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Transcripts (unofficial UG and Grad)
  • Contact information of three references (including email addresses and telephone numbers)

2. Required – Vitae

3. Required - please include the following documents in a single pdf no larger than 20MB:

  • 20 samples of professional work. Each image should have a brief written description in the same page.
  • 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 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.

4. Required - please include the following documents in a single pdf no larger than 20MB:

  • Evidence of teaching potential in Metals and Foundation classes - 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.


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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