The Department of Visual and Media Arts seeks candidates for two Visiting Professors in 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 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: http://visualstudies.art.gvsu.edu.
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.
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.
Responsibilities: 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.
Application Deadline:Consideration of applications will begin immediately. Please submit by June 10, 2019 to assure full consideration. The position may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. Direct any questions about the positions to Paul Wittenbraker, Professor of Art, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter, which specifies which position(s) you wish to be considered for and your relevant experience and qualifications and resume/CV. Provide links to your samples of work, samples of student work and the following:
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, vector based drawing, projection, mounting/lamination, combined media)
Camera: still and video
Installation, Curatorial, Socially-Engaged Art
2D Design and Color, Graphic Design.
You may also attach any other documents (teaching statement, artist statement, pdf portfolio, writing sample). The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application
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