The University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department is Hiring! Apply now for our Professor of Graphic Design Faculty Position
The Graphic Design area of the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to work in a fertile environment for aesthetic and critical engagement and build the future of the graphic design program.
As a medium that combines art and technology, Graphic Design emphasizes the process of visual communication of ideas and information with attention to aesthetic considerations, working process, presentation, craftsmanship, and methods through illustrations, photographs, pattern, line, shape, texture, and type to solve problems and reach audiences. Course work in letterpress and computer typesetting introduces historical and visual aspects of formal typography and serve to facilitate experimentation with the communicative properties of type. Practical study in this area involves the design and production of books, broadsides, brochures, and posters; the development and application of logotypes and design formats; and utilizing the facilities of letterpress, computer technologies, and graphic reproduction techniques. A focus on book structures and artists’ books is also available. Graphic design is art with a purpose.
Candidates must hold a BFA in Graphic Design/Communication Design and MFA in Graphic Design/Communication Design or related graduate degree or equivalent professional experience in the field.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates with distinguished exhibition and professional achievements. A minimum of 3 years of full time teaching experience is preferred. 3-5 years of professional practice in the field of graphic design is required. Membership and participation in professional graphic design organizations such as AIGA, SOTA, UCGDA, etc. is preferred. Candidates must have received peer recognition in the design field: design work in design publications, exhibitions, competitions, awards/honors, books or articles published, conference papers or presentations.