Faculty positions at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): Product Design

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

Job Title:
Full
-Time Faculty
Department:
Product Design
Division:
Academic Affairs
FLSA Status:
F
ull-
time
position with a multi
-year renewable contract in a non
-tenure institution
Reports to:
Chair
Position:
Full-
time
appointment in
Product Design Department. The Product Design
Department of Maryland Institute College of Art
invites applications for this a
full-
time
faculty position with a multi-
year renewable contract in a non
-tenure institution
beginning Fall 2019.
Job Description
:
The faculty position will teach 18 credits per year (
three
courses per semester) at an art school nationally known for its
dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and the importance of the fine arts.
The candidate will be
capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program, be proficient in traditional and emerging techniques
, and
have a
broad understanding of new approaches to Product Design.
The Product Design Department is a newer department at the College and its curriculum and philosophy encourages students
to explore both traditional and emerging practices in the broad sense of the discipline. A focus on sustainability,
entrepreneurship, and local/global practices is at the center of the department. A practic
e of e
mbracing emerging material and
manufacturing directions as they are applied t
o the craft of product design is
embedded in the studio experience. The ideal
candidate would demonstrate design excellence, encourage innovative teaching methods, and inspi
re students to become
design leaders. The
candidate would teach a range of introductory and advanc
ed courses with a focus on the aesthetics of
appropriate form giving, digital technologies, and materials and manufacturing. The successful candidate must hav
e attained
significant professional achievement in product design and demonstrate a commitment to a user centric design methodology
and entrepreneurial approaches
. We seek a leader, passionate student mentor, and generous colleague who can further develop
our design community within the College and regionally.
The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty maintain an active professional practice and
meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects o
f departmental operations and institutional governance
including
departmental management, advising, institutional and departmental committee service and scheduled departmental
and student activities and coordinating the department exhibitions of student wo
rk during the school year. In addition to
teaching, all full-
time
faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the
educational mission of the department and college.
Requirements:
MFA, MDes, or equivalent
Master’s degree
Minimum
three
years of full
-time teaching experience (
at the college
-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred)
and/
or
equivalent professional experience
Demonstrates ability to build curriculum from undergrad foundation to capstone courses
Demonstrated knowledge of visualization, digital modeling
, and fabrication techniques
Significant profess
ional achievement in product design, industrial design
or related field
Candidate must s
uccessful
ly complete a full background check
Valued
, but not required:
Experience advising students
Experience supporting a department through engaging in committee service and institutional activities
Understanding of user centered design and entrepreneurship in creative industries
Additional Information:
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college polic
y; 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 Instructions:
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 Slide
Room as you are applying.
Submit online:
Two multi
-page PDF documents.
1)
The first multi
-page PDF document should include letter of application, comprehensive CV, statemen
t of teaching
philosophy, artist
statement,
example curricula and/or syllabi, and names and contact information including address,
phone and email for three
references.
2)
The second multi
-page PDF document should include a portfolio of 20
-25 images of professional creative work and
15 -20 images of student work, to include descriptions. Links to live URLs may be submitted as well, but will be
considered as a s
econdary 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 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 stu
dy 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 a
n 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 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, tea
ching,
and/or servic
e, 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 in
stitution 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, relig
ion, 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 s
tudents; 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 t
o
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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