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Visiting Faculty - Distinguished Artist in Residence

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Work type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - Academic Year
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Summary: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) seek an artist for the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence position. Candidates for the position must have a record of: distinguished professional achievement as a studio artist, demonstration of effective mentor-ship of students, and outstanding teaching performance and effectiveness with students beyond the high school level. A terminal degree in studio art or substantial experience in at least one of these studio areas is required: ceramics, drawing, metals/jewelry, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and new media. This is a full-time two-semester position, with possible annual renewals up to three years. The appointment will begin in August 2020. The Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence responsibilities will include: teaching assignment equivalent to one course per semester, participation in group and individual critiques, and mentoring for a broad range of students. A high level of creative activity and professional visibility is expected. Projects that involve the local community as well as the student population are encouraged but not required.

Required Qualifications and Education:

Candidates for the position must have a record of: distinguished professional achievement as a studio artist, demonstration of effective mentor-ship of students, and a record of outstanding teaching performance and effectiveness with students beyond the high school level. A terminal degree in studio art or substantial experience in at least one of these studio areas is required: ceramics, drawing, metals/jewelry, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and new media. Terminal degree must have been received before applying to this position.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

Full-time, two semester position. Position will include: teaching assignment equivalent to one course per semester, participation in group and individual critiques, and mentoring for a broad range of students. Position is expected to maintain a high level of creative activity and professional visibility.

Responsibilities – Non-essential Functions:

Projects that involve the local community as well as the student population are encouraged but not required.

Salary:  Competitive; commensurate with experience.

Department/Division:  Department of Visual and Media Arts/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus: Allendale, MI

Application Deadline Date:  Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019. Applications accepted through February 1, 2020

How to Apply: Submit application online at: jobs.gvsu.edu. The online system permits document attachment. Include a letter of interest addressing qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references. Additionally, include a web address for a portfolio of at least 20 examples of your work and 20 examples of student work. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. For more information contact: padnosartist@gvsu.edu, Department of Visual and Media Arts: https://www.gvsu.edu/vma. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215. 

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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