TWO Visiting Professor Positions in Visual Studies and Foundations

  • Deadline:
    June 10, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    • Department of Visual and Media Arts/ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/ Grand Valley State University, a public liberal arts university in Allendale, Michigan

Teaching Visual Studies and Foundations
••• position 1. Interactive studio, Time Studio, Foundations and Design
••• position 2. Image Studio, Site-based projects, Foundations and Design

Visual Studies at GVSU is a studio emphasis area in the Department of Visual and Media Arts 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 Department of Visual and Media Arts. Visual Studies operates integrally with other visual and academic methodologies within the Department, University, and Community. For more information about Visual Studies at GVSU see:

Foundations is the first-year program in Studio Arts at GVSU. It consists of six courses: Drawing 1, Drawing 2, 2D Design, 3D Design, Color and Design, and Making + Meaning. Foundations teaching primarily in Making and Meaning (a foundation course about contemporary practices), 2D Design, and Color and Design.

Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S :
• MFA (or comparable degree) with in-depth practice and knowledge in the creation, presentation, and critique of art, including Digital Media.
Position 1 Interactive and time-based media, foundations, design.
Position 2 Image, installation, foundations, design.
• Work with digital media in relation to other studio and intellectual ways of knowing and working.
• Engagement with theory and writing in Contemporary Art and Design, Digital Media and Culture, and Art and Foundations pedagogy.
• Ability to organize and maintain a healthy, safe, and productive studio learning environment and manage site-based public projects.
• Ability to teach in foundations, and other studio areas, including Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Studies.

Teach four courses per semester in a NASAD accredited undergraduate program. Teaching responsibilities in 2019-20 will include Visual Studies courses (Time Studio, Interactive Studio, Image Studio, Space Studio), ART153 Making and Meaning (a foundation course about contemporary practices), ART150 2D Design, ART152 Color and Design, and other courses.

Positions are open until filled, but submit by June 10, 2019 to assure full consideration. Direct any questions about the positions to Paul Wittenbraker, Professor of Art, at

Email an application to Include:
• Letter or email
• Specify position(s) you wish to be considered for and your relevant experience and qualifications
• Links to samples of work
• Links to samples of student work
• CV
• List of 3 references
• Attach any other documents (teaching statement, artist statement, pdf portfolio, writing sample).
• An overview of proficiencies in the following studio contexts and technologies. Indicate level of proficiency (familiar, competent, expert)
• Time Studio (video, audio, performance)
• Interactive Studio (screen, objects, spaces)
• Web Design, Coding, Programming
• Print Design (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
• Digital Image Production and Presentation Technologies, (large format printing, vectorbased drawing, projection, mounting/lamination, combined media)
• Camera: still and video
• Installation, Curatorial, Socially-Engaged Art
• 2D Design and Color, Graphic Design