Faculty positions at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): Visual Culture, Design/Media and Technology

Job details:
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Expiring Date: 15 February 2019
Date: 17 December 2018
Sector: Design, Visual Arts, Technology, Media and Journalism
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

The department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art
(MICA) seeks applications for a full
-time, renewable appointment in visual culture, design/media,
and technology, broadly defined. MICA seeks a candidate with a b
ackground in visual culture, art
history, media studies, and/or game studies to advance and diversify MICA’s current curriculum.
successful candidate will contribute to the continuing development of curriculum in the art
history department that will pr
ovide historical and theoretical grounding for our undergraduate
students whose art and design work is facilitated by traditional and emerging technologies. The
successful candidate should be able to teach both general and specific courses in some of these
across a broad topical, chronological, and geographical range.
We are also particularly interested in candidates who can speak to intersectional issues, including
diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as candidates whose work speaks to transnati
onal flows and
processes of cultural exchange. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching studio
art majors as well as humanities and art history majors, and will engage in innovative modes of
This faculty member 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 and have a broad understanding of the history and theory of visual culture in addition to
specialized knowledge of a particular field.
In addition to teaching, all full
-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or profess
engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the Department and College. Faculty are
also required to meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental
operations and institutional governance includi
ng departmental management, advising, institutional
and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities.
PhD in relevant field by August 1, 2019
Demonstrated commitment to and enthusiasm for
teaching studio art majors and humanities
students at the undergraduate and graduate level
Minimum two years of full
-time teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Additional Information:
Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
The College will review appl
ications as received. Although, m
aterials received before
January 2, 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:
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logged in, please follow these instructions. Instructions will also be posted in Slide­Room as you are
Submit online:
Two multi
-page PDF documents.
The first multi
-page PDF document should include letter of application, comprehensive CV, three
sample syllabi, and names and contact information including address, phone and email for three
references who are willing to submit letters of recommendation.
The second multi
-page PD
F document should include a published writing sample of not more than
20 pages.
Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested
and sent materials will not 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
A, 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 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 e
ntrepreneurial. 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 know
n artists annually, as well artists’ residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and
performances. Visit the College’s website at
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,
et hnicity, 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
For more information about MICA’s open roles, please contact David Bogen at [email protected].

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