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Visiting Faculty - Distinguished Artist in Residence
Grand Valley State University


Date Posted Jan. 6, 2020
Title Visiting Faculty - Distinguished Artist in Residence
University Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI, United States
Department Department of Visual & Media Arts
Application Deadline Feb. 1, 2020
Position Start Date Aug. 3, 2020
 
 
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Fine Arts - General
    Art - Ceramics
 
 

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.


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