Job Description

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


UW-Stout's Department of Art and Art History, School of Art and Design, College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking applications for a full-time lecturer, one-year academic contract. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2021


  • 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 - 2D and 3D 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 support to 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 such as 2D design, 3D design and Drawing.


The School of Art & Design has over 70 faculty/staff and over 1,100 students, making it the largest higher education art and design entity in the upper Midwest. UW–Stout has six distinct BFA programs, including Animation and Digital Media, 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 15% 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 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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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.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. 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 715.232.2149.

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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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.


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:

  • Letter of application
  • Artist Statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Inclusivity statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports student success (one-page or less)
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Contact information of three references (including email addresses and telephone numbers)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
  • 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 total 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.)

  • 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.)

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:

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by March 10, 2021. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Masako Onodera

Phone: 715.232.1166


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: Mary Jo Pittman

Phone: 715-232-1097


Job Family: Teaching