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Position: Adjunct faculty positions for MFA in Curatorial Practice courses for AY21: Curatorial Practice Seminar, Thesis, Practicum, and Intercultural Practices.
Summary of Essential Functions:
Teach graduate students the rising and pressing concerns in the fields of curatorial practice, contemporary art, and community-based practices
Teach graduate students to consider the ethics and impact of their emerging practices
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Collaborate with the program director to connect the course to program initiatives and learning outcomes
Develop and present weekly lectures and presentations featuring practitioners, cultural projects, and case studies
Develop a course reading list with reflective assignments
Develop and lead participatory workshops
Present information and assignments to students orally and in writing
Research and invite guest lecturers and critics
Facilitate and moderate student discussions
Assess and grade student work throughout the semester and at its conclusion
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of socially engaged curatorial practices, emerging art practices, and art history and theory
Google/Adobe/Microsoft software, classroom hardware, and grading and assessment systems
Ability to work with students from all backgrounds and stages in their careers both individually and in groups
Masterâs degree in related field
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing curatorial and cultural projects
Demonstrated teaching experience
Track record of working with diverse constituents, partners, students, audiences, and communities
Strong foundation of the various social and political intersections of contemporary art, culture, and society
Actively working in the field
Reporting to this position: no direct reports
Conditions of Employment:
Satisfactory Background Check
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
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Internal Number: R899
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.