Visiting Professor of Film and Video Production, Visual and Media Arts GVSU

The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Grand Valley State University, located in Allendale, MI ( invites applicants for a Visiting Professor position in Film and Video Production, beginning August 2024. This is a nine-month, full-time, teaching-focused appointment, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years pending institutional need.

This position is part of a comprehensive hiring effort, seeking to bring new faculty to our film and video production program who can actively contribute to our teaching mission and commitment to inclusive excellence. More information is available on the institution’s job portal.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester (fall and winter), such as media production, scriptwriting, and film studies. The Film & Video Production major, as a discipline within the department of Visual and Media Arts, emphasizes the integration of theory and practice.

Candidates are expected to remain current by undertaking professional development opportunities to improve their disciplinary knowledge, competence, or skills. Professional Development funding is provided yearly to help offset general costs.

As a community of educators, artists, and scholars, the Department of Visual and Media Arts values the examination of the world through diverse cultural discourse which inform pedagogy, scholarship, and various forms of collaboration with university, local, and regional communities. We seek a candidate committed to being excellent in undergraduate teaching and students’ career-connectedness. The chosen candidate will help support GVSU’s student-centered mission and the institution’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.

Required Qualifications and Education:
• Master’s degree in film and Video Production or a related field from an accredited university by August 6, 2024.
• Demonstrated excellence teaching Film and Video Production.
• Professional experience in film and video production or a related field.
• Experience in or demonstrated understanding of social justice education and/or initiatives, and/or inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:
• MFA in Film and Video Production or a related field from an accredited university by August 6, 2024.
• Experience in teaching video production.
• Experience in teaching scriptwriting.
• Experience in teaching film studies (history/theory)

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
• Teach 8 courses/year (4/4) in a NASAD-accredited undergraduate program. Teaching responsibilities will include various media production classes and scriptwriting.
• Remain current by undertaking professional development opportunities to improve their disciplinary knowledge, competence, or skills.

Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:
• Support the area coordinator in area operations.
• Attend regular faculty meetings

The salary will be commensurate with experience. The university offers a comprehensive package that includes health and life insurance, tuition waiver, adoption resources, wellness coaching, and free access to campus fitness facilities and parking. Family and childcare options on and off-campus are also available. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

How To Apply:
Apply online at

Please include:
• a letter of application addressing qualifications, interests, proficiencies, and your motivation to teach at GVSU
• a curriculum vitae
• a teaching philosophy that highlights your experience with student-centered teaching/learning techniques
• a statement on commitment to inclusive excellence that includes a summary of ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your teaching
• a URL for a portfolio of creative/scholarly works
• a URL for a portfolio of 5-10 student works

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin on June 1, 2024, and will be ongoing until filled. Early applications are encouraged. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.