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Part-time appointment in MFA Illustration Practice & MA Illustration programs.Â The MFA Illustration Practice & MA Illustration programs of Maryland Institute College of Art invite applications for this part-time faculty position in a non-tenure institution beginning Fall 2021.Â This position is for teaching as non-studio faculty in the Critical Seminar courses & in the History of Illustration course.
The faculty position will teach nine credits per year (three courses annually) at an art school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and the importance of the fine arts.Â The candidate will be capable of teaching academic-based courses in graduate programs, be proficient in current and historic trends in illustration practice, and have a broad understanding of new approaches to the canon of illustration historically and as a cultural force.
The interdisciplinary nature of the College requires that faculty maintain an active professional practice and meaningfully contribute to the classroom, and participate in sensitivity training on cultural and racial issues through MICA workshops. In addition to teaching, all part-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the program and college.
Masters degree in art history, visual culture, cultural criticism, or related field
Has experience teaching illustration history, its role within society and culture, and relation to the varied media through which it is visually expressed.
Has experience with research methodologies and curating illustration and imagery.
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Valued, but not required:
PhD, art history
Minimum 2 years of part-time teaching experience at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred.
Familiarity with visual theory
Experience with writing/editing text especially descriptive text of objects, and cataloging imagery.
Discipline-relevant assistantships, especially in cultural institutions
Experience partnering with cultural institutions and their educational programs
Salary: Â Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
Apply: Â The College will review applications as received. Â Although materials received before March 14, 2021 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. Â All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
*Applications MUST be initiated via the MICA website. During your application on MICAâs website, you will be redirected to Slideroom to upload supporting materials as directed below. After you have uploaded your materials on Slideroom, please complete your application on MICAâs website.
Slideroom:Â You will be asked to login or create a login and submit one multi-page PDF document.
Submit online: Two multi-page PDF documents.
The first multi-page PDF document should include a letter of application, comprehensive CV, statement of teaching philosophy, artist statement, and names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.
The second multi-page PDF document should include either a portfolio of 20-25 images of professional creative work OR 5 samples of academic writing and either 15-20 images of student work OR 5 samples of student academic writing, to include descriptions. Links to live URLs may be submitted as well, but will be considered as a secondary source. Any additional media (MOV, MP3, etc.) should be formatted for Apple computers and have representative still image and description information in the PDF portfolio document.
Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. Â No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
About MICA: The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded in 1826, is consistently ranked in the very top tier of visual arts colleges in the nation and enrolls approximately 1,800 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students. MICA offers programs of study leading to the BFA, MA, MAT, and MFA degrees, as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children.
Located in the City of Baltimore, MICA is committed to an expanded understanding of theÂ role of creative citizens in communities and unique approaches to cross-cultural, economic, and political contexts and partnerships. MICA accelerates the knowledge, skills, habits, and work of creative people who are self-reflexive, visionary, and entrepreneurial. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-based programs, including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually, as well artistsâ residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances. Visit the Collegeâs website at www.mica.edu.
As part of our ongoing efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive campus community, MICA is committed to diversifying its faculty and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the equity and excellence of our academic community. People of color, people from underrepresented groups, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
MICA is an equal opportunity employer. As an educational institution dedicated to individual development in the visual arts, MICA nurtures, supports, and celebrates diversity in all of its forms including aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, socio-economic status, and marital status. This requires that the College develop and maintain a diverse community of trustees, administration, staff, faculty, and students; and that diversity is a fundamental philosophic value that informs the content of all of its programs and activities. MICAâs commitment to diversity prepares its graduates to excel professionally and assume leadership roles in a global context.
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R1223
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.