Faculty positions at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): Photographic & Electronic Media, MFA

Job details:
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Expiring Date: 15 February 2019
Date: 17 December 2018
Sector: Technology
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

Graduate Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites applications for a full-time faculty position to serve
as program director of the MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media program at a private art and design college nationally
known for the high quality of its graduate programs, its dedication to student learning and teaching excellence, and its
distinction in fine art at national and international levels.
MICA recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to its community and central to excellence in an art and design
education. We welcome candidates whose experiences in professional practice, teaching, research, or service have prepared
them to contribute to diversity and excellence at MICA.
The program director is a faculty position with administrative responsibilities on a multi-year renewable contract in a
non-tenure institution beginning August 2019.
Job Description:
Graduate Studies at MICA seeks a high-profile candidate with significant professional experience in a media-related field to
serve as a full-time faculty member and director of the Photographic & Electronic Media MFA program.
The ideal candidate will have an established research and artistic practice that demonstrates a critical engagement with
technology, art and culture across a range of fields that may include, but are not limited to, photography, film, video, electronic
art, interactive art, social media, networks, immersive technologies, robotics, artificial intelligence, performance, collaborative
or participatory practices. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop a vision and set the future direction for this
exploratory, technology- and research-driven MFA.
The Photographic & Electronic Media MFA program seeks candidates with a global perspective and who are committed to
advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in the arts. Ideal candidates will be open to exploring innovative ways
to craft curricula, experiences, and research projects that empower students to drive the future of technology-driven and
socially-engaged arts and media practices. They should have experience developing student-centered programs, pedagogical
approaches and research practices relevant to a student, faculty, and community population rich in diversity across race,
ethnicity, gender, culture, physical ability and class.
The director will assume the administrative responsibilities of the graduate program, including the oversight of curriculum,
academic programming, program assessment, student advising, budget management, relevant accreditation activities, and
strategic partnerships and alliances. T
he program director hires Artists-in-Residence, visiting artists, and adjunct faculty as
The faculty/program director position is the equivalent of 18 credits per year, or 3 - 4 days per week on campus, split
between teaching and administrative roles.
The program director is expected to contribute to the life of Graduate Studies and the College through cross-programmatic
collaboration, committee work, graduate admissions, community engagement, and other institution-related duties. All full-time
faculty at MICA are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission
of the College.
The position reports to the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and participates in regular graduate program
director meetings with other “fine arts” programs.
The following are valued qualifications for the position:
MA, MFA, PhD degree or equivalent professional experience in a media-related field
Distinguished professional career in the arts or media
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity in art and design education
A proven track record of working collaboratively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences,
education levels and degrees of professional training
Experience teaching at graduate and/or undergraduate levels
Evidence of ability to work with colleagues across disciplinary boundaries
Experience with academic program management or other administrative responsibilities
Excellent communication skills
Five years of teaching experience.
Experience with curriculum development and assessment.
Demonstrated ease with networking, writing, and presentation.
Work with English Language Learners.
Additional Information:
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before
25, 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 Instructions:
will be asked to login or create a login and then should follow application
Instructions are also posted in SlideRoom.
For preferred consideration, upload application materials to the MICA SlideRoom portal no later than
January 25, 2019.
Submit online
: A multi-page PDF document that includes a cover letter to the application, comprehensive CV, an artist
statement with 10-15 images or examples of professional work, and names and contact information for three references. Also
include a statement of teaching philosophy and three sample syllabi with 5-10 images of student work.
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 PDF
portfolio document.
Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing.
No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
About Photographic & Electronic Media MFA @ MICA
MICA's MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media (PEM)
program expands the stunning possibilities for image production,
distribution, and implementation across a widening atmosphere of constant redefinition. The program provides advanced
training, critical acuity, and historical grounding and engages students in questions concerning the role and status of images
and media and the exploration the reverberating social and artistic uses of photographic and electronic media technologies.
PEM builds an interdisciplinary, discursive, critical foundation for mobilizing the history of ‘media art’ and provides broad
support for a wide array of artistic practices. It provides its students with fundamental technical skills and, secondly, it will
evolve the kind of collaborative environments that pervade the field.
About Graduate Studies
Graduate Studies at MICA brings together a vibrant community of 390 graduate students who are pursuing degrees in one of
20 different graduate programs in a diverse range of creative fields
including art, design, education, business, research and
. Part of a dynamic network of specialized programs, each of these graduate programs creates a distinct learning
environment for students to advance their practices and contribute to the discourse of their respective fields. Graduate Studies
opportunities for graduate students
across these programs to come together and
strengthens connections through a
dynamic offering of shared coursework, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, events, and activities. Graduate Studies
committed to
achieving greater equity and diversity among our faculty, staff, and students and welcomes applications from people of color,
indigenous or First-Nations people, women, and LGBTQ people (including gender non-conforming and transgender people).
About MICA
: The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded in 1826, is consistently ranked in the top tier of visual
arts colleges in the nation and enrolls approximately 1,700 undergraduate students and 390 graduate students. MICA offers
programs of study leading to the BFA, MA, MAT, and MFA degrees, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate program 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 the 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 artists’ residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances. Visit the College’s website
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. 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 reasonable
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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