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Assistant Professor in Graphic Communications

Employer
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Location
Menomonie, WI
Start date
Jan 13, 2024
Closing date
Feb 12, 2024

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Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

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JOB DETAILS:

The Operations and Management Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA, seeks individuals with an expertise in Graphic Communications, a passion for teaching, an inquisitive disposition for applied research, and leadership skills to fill an opening for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor starting August 2024. UW-Stout currently offers courses within a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications, a minor in Graphic Media & Print Management, and service courses serving diverse student interests that prepare students for leadership careers in the today's dynamic graphic communications industry.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum/Required
  • Have one of the following by employment start date:
    ' Master's degree with 5 years of experience in relevant field
    ' Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) in relevant field or ABD with a firm completion date
  • Demonstrated work experience and/or certifications in at least one of the following:
    ' Pre media layout for print and/or digital
    ' Print production and/or processes
    ' Adobe Creative Cloud
    ' Graphic workflow technologies
    ' Color management
    ' Other related to publishing and printing experience
  • Evidence of potential for teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated interest in advancing student learning in area of Graphic Communications
Highly Desired/Preferred
  • Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) in an area of expertise relevant to Graphic Communications or Print Technologies
  • Demonstrated success working in graphics print production related to graphics media; print packaging; publication/pre-media; information technologies with a print/digital media emphasis; graphic communications career & technical education emphasis; or related disciplines
  • Record of successful teaching and/or training at the post-secondary, college and/or professional level and across in-person and online modalities
  • Demonstrated potential for applied scholarship
  • Commitment to cultivating a work environment and student experience that embraces inclusion
The university emphasizes teaching excellence; candidates brought to campus will be required to teach a component of a class as part of the interview process and discuss how instruction partners/is supported by an online learning management system.

Note: A terminal degree (Ph.D. Ed,D, etc.) required for promotion to full professor, unless by special exception process.

RESPONSIBILITIES

' Teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online, undergraduate courses according to departmental instructional plans. The current primary instructional needs for the Operations and Management position call for teaching coursework in Graphic Communications related to content creation, print production and/or processes, Adobe creative cloud, graphic workflow technologies, color management, and other related to publishing, package print technologies, commercial print, and user experience.

' An important role of the Graphic Communications courses is to provide support for several other campus programs such as Graphic Design and Packaging so active interaction and collaboration with these programs is expected.

' In addition to teaching, all UW-Stout faculty are expected to provide student academic advisement and conduct assessment of student learning. This includes contributing to academic program assessment, accreditation, and continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff.

' Leadership of the academic program and with industry partnerships is a key part of this position.

' Faculty are expected to participate in research and professional development including publishing, as well as participate in service at the Department and college/university levels.

' Given the rapid pace of change within this technology-related discipline, UW-Stout encourages and supports active partnerships with industry employers, including summer work experiences and other professional development opportunities, for faculty to remain current in the discipline.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The University of Wisconsin-Stout has prepared students for careers in the print industry since 1912. Today, UW-Stout offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications along with a minor in Graphic Media & Print Management that prepares students for leadership careers in the modern graphic communications industry. UW-Stout's GCOM students learn prepress workflows, imaging processes, traditional and digital reproduction technologies, post-press/finishing techniques, and business fundamentals in the classroom and in five hands-on production labs, a reflection of UW-Stout's ongoing polytechnic educational mission. A 15-member advisory committee comprised of industry professionals provides regular input that guides curriculum, ensuring that UW-Stout continues to prepare qualified, in-demand professionals for industry employment.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The Operations and Management (O&M) Department is housed in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Management. O&M primarily serves undergraduate majors in Management, Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Technology, Construction, Graphic Communications, and Packaging, as well as graduate majors in Training and Human Resources Development, Engineering, Risk Control, and Operations and Supply Management. The department currently has 40 faculty/staff and offers in excess of 50 courses and 100 different sections each semester.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Complete applications received by end of day, Monday, January 15, 2024 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after Monday, January 15, 2024 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs

Required application materials:
1. Cover letter (* See below)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
4. Unofficial copies of transcripts of all degrees conferred and in-progress

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

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.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodations in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to provide reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Dr. Eli Aba
Email: abae@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Lori Sweitzer
Email: sweitzerl@uwstout.edu

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.
  • Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/quickguidefasl.pdf
  • Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator | Employee Benefits (wisconsin.edu)
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 people 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.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) 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.

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) .

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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