Visual Studies is a studio emphasis area in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at GVSU that uses innovative pedagogies to address rich contexts in contemporary art practice. In Civic Studio, Curatorial Studio and Space Studio students design and implement special contexts and engagements to learn about human experience and power. 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. These six courses make up the core Visual Studies BFA curriculum, one of the BFA studio emphasis areas in the Visual and Media Arts Department. For more information about Visual Studies see: http://visualstudies.art.gvsu.edu. Foundations teaching primariy ART 153 Making and Meaning in Art and Design (a foundation course about contemporary practices). Foundations consists of six courses: Drawing 1 and 2, 2D Design, 3D Design, Color and Design, and Making + Meaning. Teaching capabilities in other foundations and studio areas, including Sculpture, Design, Digital 3D, Digital Studies.



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


$38,000; nine-month, 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 curatorial and spatial(installation) processes and experiences 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 July 16, 2018 to assure full consideration.

Please direct any questions about the position to Paul Wittenbraker, Professor of Art, coordinator of Visual Studies at wittenbp@gvsu.edu.

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