Visual Studies is a studio emphasis area in the Department of Art and Design at GVSU 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: http://visualstudies.art.gvsu.edu. Foundations at GVSU consists of six courses: Introduction to Drawing 1 and 2, 2D Design, 3D Design, Color and Design, and Making + Meaning. For more information about foundations see: http://www.gvsu.edu/art/foundations-18.htm



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.


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

How To Apply:


Send an email expressing your interest in the position to wittenbp@gvsu.edu. 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.

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