Visiting Assistant Professor - Visual Studies (digital) 2016-17

  • Deadline:
    Aug. 5, 2016, 12:08 a.m.
  • Location:
    Visual Studies is a studio emphasis area in the Department of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) that uses innovative pedagogies to address rich contexts in contemporary art practice. In Time Studio, Interactive Studio and Image Studio students engage the prevalence of digital media and networks in human experience by making and thinking critically about these media. In Civic Studio, Curatorial Studio and Space Studio students design and implement special contexts and engagements to learn about human experience and power. These six courses make up the core Visual Studies BFA curriculum, one of the BFA studio emphasis areas in the Art and Design Department. For more information about Visual Studies see:

• Visiting Assistant Professor in Art and Design
• Complete position details:
• Teaching Visual Studies and Foundations
• Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan
• Department of Art and Design/ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• Beginning August 29, 2016

• MFA (or comparable degree) with in-depth working knowledge in the use of digital media in art and design.
• Deep practice and knowledge in the use of time-based and interactive media.
• Familiarity and facility with theory relevant to Visual Studies, New Media, Foundations, and Contemporary Art and Design.
• Ability to organize and maintain a healthy studio environment with engaging studio activities and projects.
• Successful candidates will be able to work in digital media in relation to other studio and intellectual ways of knowing and working. Visual Studies is organized to operate integrally with other visual and academic methodologies within the department, University, and community.
• Awareness and experience in the formation, presentation and critique of culture.
• Knowledge and skill to teach one or more of the six Foundations courses.

Teach three courses per semester in a NASAD accredited undergraduate program with approximately 300 majors. Teaching responsibilities will include Visual Studies courses (primarily Time Studio and Interactive Studio), a foundation course about contemporary practices Art 153 Making and Meaning in Art and Design, and other courses as needed: Drawing 1 and 2, 2D Design, 3D Design, or Color and Design.

Full Time; Competitive; commensurate with rank and experience; one year contract, renewable up to three years.

Send an email expressing your interest in the position to Include link(s) to online samples of work and samples of student work. Attach a CV, a list of 3 references, and any other pertinent documents (letter, teaching statement, artist statement). Please include an overview of time-based and interactive processes and technologies indicating level of proficiency for each (familiar, competent, expert).

Position is open until filled. Given the tight timeline send your materials asap: applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. Send by August 5th to assure full consideration.
Please direct any questions about the position to Paul Wittenbraker, Professor of Art, coordinator of Visual Studies at wittenbp@gvsu.ed.