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[TEACHING / JOB] Lecturer or Associate Lecturer in Digital Studio Practice – Physical Computing, Department of Art and Design, Peck School of Arts, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Department of Art and Design, Peck School of Arts

Announcement of Position Vacancy 

Lecturer or Associate Lecturer in Digital Studio Practice – Physical Computing 

(1 year appointment with possibility of renewal) 

Position Title: 

Lecturer or Associate Lecturer (academic staff; non-tenure track) as part of the Digital Studio Practice area in the Department of Art and Design, Peck School of the Arts, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Starting Date: 

August 19, 2013

Position Description: 

The Digital Studio Practice area and Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks a colleague with expertise in physical computing / creative microcontrolling. The Lecturer will teach Physical Computing courses with Arduino, sensors, and kinetic parts, and additional courses in the Digital Studio Practice program, and/or other area(s) of expertise, within the Department Art and Design. Involvement and advanced studio work with our Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology program – across Art and Design, Dance, Film, and Music – is also expected. Depending on scheduling and the candidate’s abilities and interests, other teaching may include but not be limited to fabrication, digital imaging, design and visual communication, interactive art, collaborations with engineering or information studies, and/or advanced, rotating topic courses. The new colleague will teach 8 units per academic year – 4, three-credit courses per semester – with the potential for departmental service in lieu of classes when appropriate. The latter might include curricular coordination, helping to manage and support studio facilities, or supporting the department’s programs. Academic Staff members are expected to continue productive engagement in their chosen studio research activities.

Program Description: 

The Department of Art & Design has 24 full-time faculty members and 12 full-time academic staff members and offers BA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees in the areas of Ceramics, Cross-Disciplinary Studio, Digital Studio Practice, Fibers, Graphic Design, Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Print/Narrative Forms, and Sculpture, as well as BFA and MS degrees in Art Education.

The Peck School of the Arts (PSOA), with more than 2000 majors, is one of the largest and most exciting programs in the arts in the state and region. PSOA is home to the newly established Design Research Institute and has a legacy of outstanding programs in Art & Design, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, and a professional gallery, INOVA, the Institute of Visual Arts. PSOA is dynamic, creative and collaborative within the university and within the Milwaukee community.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one of two public doctoral research universities in Wisconsin, offering more than 30,000 students a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education through 180 degree and certificate programs.2


Experience with Physical Computing, and MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Art, Digital Media, Architecture or Design is required.

Preferred Qualifications include: 1) ability to teach beginning and advanced Physical Computing courses, and support Senior-level projects; 2) ability to teach other departmental courses, across theory or practice, related to Digital Studio Practice; 3) demonstrated expertise with a wide range of digital processes, materials and approaches; 4) strong design research or art exhibition record; 5) diverse knowledge of contemporary art or design, and how they relate to digital cultural practices; 6) capacity to work with faculty and administrators in organizing materials, labs and facilities; 7) prior teaching experience in higher education.

Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Application Procedures: 

Persons interested in being considered for this position must apply through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment Site: The direct link to the posting is . Completed online applications must include a letter of application describing interest in and qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae which includes applicant’s email address; a brief research plan; a teaching statement; and a separate document listing the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Do not include letters of reference with application.

In addition, please email the Search Committee at a PDF document or ONE URL with a menu / list of links that will direct the committee to work samples. This should include:

• Appropriate evidence of professional activity: Art and Design research, up to 20 images (these may include installation shots and details) and/or up to 12 minutes of video excerpts (~2 minutes per video – you may include both excerpts and full-length pieces).

• If available, examples of student work from classes taught, clearly labeled with class level, representing the breadth of applicant’s teaching experience. Format should be the same as your professional work, above, a URL or PDF with up to 20 images and/or up to 12 minutes of video excerpts.


The search committee may request additional materials later.

Application Deadline: 

Continuous recruitment. Screening begins February 1, 2013 and continues until position is filled. Applications received after January 31, 2013 may not receive consideration.

UWM is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer. 

All finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. 

The names of those nominees and applicants who have not requested that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request. 

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