Faculty positions at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): Interdisciplinary Sculpture

Job details:
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Expiring Date: 15 February 2019
Date: 17 December 2018
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Teacher/Reasearch Fellow
Contract: Full Time, Tenure Related
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (Baltimore)
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Job Description

Full
-time appointment in Interdisciplinary Sculpture with an emphasis on a cross
-disciplinary practice,
that emphasizes a
socio
-political focus
especially as it contributes to diversity and inclusion. The Int
erdisciplinary Sculpture Department of
the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-
time faculty position with a multi-
year renewable
contract in a non-
tenure institution beginning August 1, 2019.
Job Description:
The College
seeks an artist working at the intersection of traditional sculptural and emerging practices with a preference
for engagement in social analysis or cultural critique. We are especially interested in candidates whose modes of making
and command of history and theory allow them to mentor students into a sustained practice.
In addition to skill in traditional sculptural techniques, a proficiency in two or more of the following areas is preferred f
or
this position: video installation, projection mapping, time
-based media, performance, installation, digital fabrication, and
digital space
-making. Some administrative experience will be valued. The faculty member will teach eighteen credits per
year (three courses per semester) at an art school nationally know
n for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous
liberal arts curriculum, and the importance of the fine arts.
We seek a colleague whose research, practice, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and
inclusion at MICA and beyond.
To read more about the Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department, please see our webpage:
https://www.mica.edu/undergraduate
-majors
-minors/interd
isciplinary
-sculpture
-major/
Requirements:
●
Strong record of professional excellence as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and a record of exhibition
project
-based work, or digitally distributed work.
●
Knowledgeable about contemporary art issues and theory
and their relationship to broader social, cultural,
economic, scientific and technological forces.
●
Personal commitment to teaching on a college level using pedagogical approaches that are relevant and
responsive to a student body that is rich in diversity
across race, ethnicity, gender and class and the intersections
of these markers
●
Proficient in traditional as well as time-
based, or emerging sculptural techniques.
●
An interest in involvement in the greater Baltimore community either through teaching or studio work.
●
Capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program
●
Demonstrates ability to enrich the aims for diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice of the Interdisciplinary
Sculpture department and the College
●
Ability to work in a collaborat
ive environment, participating in advising, institutional and departmental committee
service and scheduled departmental and student activities.
●
MFA or Equivalent Experience.
●
3 Years of college level teaching beyond graduate assistantships.
●
Successful candidate will be required to complete employment and education verifications
Additional Information:
Salary:
Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
Apply:
The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before
January 18,
2019
are best
assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled.
All inquiries, nominations and
applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
 
Application Instructi
ons:
Visit
https://micahr.slideroom.com/
. You will be asked to login or create a login. Once you have logged in, please follow
these instructions. Instructions will also be posted in SlideRoom
as you are applying.
Submit online:
Two multi
-page PDF documents.
The first multi-
page PDF document should include letter of application, comprehensive CV, statement of teaching
philosophy, artist statement, statement of contributions to diversity, sam
ple syllabi, and names and contact information
including address, and phone and email contact information three references.
The second multi
-page PDF document should include a portfolio of 20 images [Office1] of professional creative work and
15-
20 image
s of student work, 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 des
cription information in PDF portfolio document.
Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
Application Materials:
Letter of application that addresses teaching
philosophy
and contributions to diversity
Artist Statement
2 Syllabi: one for introductory and one for advanced level classes in sculpture
Curriculum vitae that also lists skill sets.
Names and contact information for 3 references.
Documentation of artwork: submit up to 20 images and/or 10 minutes of video of professional work, as well as up to 15-
20 images and/or 10 minutes of video of student work. Please provide an image script along with the work samples.
About MICA:
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA
), founded in 1826, is consistently ranked among 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 d
egrees, 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 also
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 artists’ residencies, film series, lectures, readings, performances. Visit th
e
College’s 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 mari
tal 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 activi
ties. MICA’s commitment to diversity prepares
its graduates to excel professionally and assume leadership roles in a global context.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-
by
-case basis. If you need a
reasonab
le accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-
225-
2363.
 
For more information about MICA’s open roles, please contact David Bogen at [email protected].

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