Padnos Artist in Residence

  • Location: Department of Visual and Media Arts at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan
  • Deadline: Jan 31 2023 at 12:00AM

The Stuart B. and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence Chair position is designed to enhance the experiences of students in the Department of Visual and Media Arts, both majors and non-majors, at Grand Valley State University. This is a one-year term beginning August 2023.

Required Qualifications and Education: This position is open to all studio and scholarly disciplines in Visual and Media Arts. Candidates for the position must have a record of: distinguished professional achievement as a visual artist and/or scholarly demonstration of effective mentorship of students, and a record of outstanding teaching performance and effectiveness with students beyond the high school level. A terminal degree in at least one of these areas is required: Art History, Art Education, Film and Video, Photography, Studio Art, or related emphases in theory and criticism.

Salary: Compensation per semester in residence:
• Fall Semester – $25,000 in residence and teaching one class
• Winter Semester – $20,000 in residence only with no teaching

Project budget $20,000
• Project to be completed by August 1st, 2024, and presented in September, 2024.

How To Apply: There will be two separate Round 1 and Round 2 application processes. First, applicants will submit their Round 1 application, then the search committee will contact selected applicants to submit their Round 2 application.

Submit applications online at this link:

For more information contact: [email protected], Department of Visual and Media Arts:

Application Deadline Date: The review of applications will begin January 31, 2023 and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the university.

The department offers NASAD-accredited undergraduate degrees in Art History (BA), Art Education (BA/BS), Film and Video Production (BA/BS), Photography (BA/BS), and Studio Art (BA/BS/BFA). The BFA in Studio Art degree has emphases in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Visual Studies. The VMA also offers minors in Art History, Photography, and Studio Art. Numerous VMA courses also serve non-majors and Grand Valley’s General Education program.

The department is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for digital and physical media, including computer labs, digital fabrication labs, digital printing labs, animation labs, a film studio, a woodshop, a metal shop, a print shop, studios for painting and ceramics, and a darkroom. Further information about the department is available at