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Full-time appointment in the Graphic Design (Undergraduate) program. The Graphic Design department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) seeks applications for a full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution to begin teaching in Fall 2023.
Job Description: The MICA Graphic Design department seeks applications for a full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution. The successful candidate will be passionate about current and emerging possibilities for Graphic Design (GD) within networked culture, while advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in design. We seek a professional with pedagogical approaches relevant and responsive to a student body rich in diversity across race, ethnicity, gender, class, and their intersections. The educator will teach courses across the undergraduate GD curriculum. We seek a candidate devoted to pedagogy and research within a framework of curiosity, generosity, collaboration, and critical inquiry. The successful candidate will have the expertise to teach and work across multiple Graphic Design mediumsâfrom print to screen to object to exhibition. Our new colleague will have the ability to integrate theoretical, conceptual, and practical issues into inclusive pedagogy. The chosen candidate will foster and guide students in discovering and developing their individual voices as designers, finding their place in current and future markets. We seek a leader, passionate student mentor, and generous colleague who can further develop our design community on campus and in the Baltimore area; a citizen of the world, with a global perspective, teaching and imparting their knowledge, skills, networks, connections to our students.
Candidatesâ design practice and teaching interests should intersect with our collegeâs Diversity Equity Inclusion Globalization (DEIG) goals and help foster creative citizenship in our students. This is a full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution. The faculty position will teach 18 credits per semester (three three credit courses per semester).
The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program. MICA is a student-centered institution, and candidates must be committed to and capable of successfully teaching, mentoring, and empowering a diverse population of talented and deeply-engaged students. The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and the College requires that faculty maintain an active professional practice and meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: departmental operations and institutional governance (departmental management, advising, peer evaluation, institutional and departmental committee service), scheduled departmental and student activities, and participating in department exhibitions of student work during the academic year. all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college.
MFA, MA or other graduate degree.
3 years teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate internships/assistantships.
Strong record of professional excellence as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and a record of public engagement relevant to the designerâs creative practice (client work, exhibitions, online or print publishing, symposia, talks, etc).
Commitment or proven ability to teach to English Language Learners (ELL) and evidence of working with international students and with intercultural awareness.
Proven ability or commitment to integrate diversity, equity and justice within the graphic design department and the college.
Demonstrate fluency across multiple Graphic Design mediumsâfrom print to screen to object to exhibition.
Personal commitment to teaching using pedagogical approaches relevant and responsive to a student body that is rich in diversity across race, ethnicity, gender, and class and their intersections
Ability to work in a collaborative environment, participating in advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities.
Knowledge and experience in one or more of these fields: critical design, digital prototyping, graphic design history, human-centered design, interaction design, motion graphics, social design, sustainable design, or UI/UX design.
Project management skills â the ability to coordinate community-based projects, class-sized collaborative events, and/or research
Experience designing in multiple languages or for global audiences.
Display knowledge about contemporary practices, design and theory and their relationship to broader social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological contexts
Interest/Willingness to chair department on rotating basis Additional Information: Candidates must successfully complete a full background check and comply with MICAâs policies.
Start Date: August 2023
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy. Excellent benefits package.
Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position will remain open until filled. To ensure fullest consideration, submit application materials by December 18, 2022. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Application Instructions: Visit www.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.
Please submit one multipage PDF document with the following:
Letter of application
Statement of teaching philosophy
Names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.
15â20 images of professional creative work
10â15 images of student work
Descriptive list of all images above
Links to live URLs may be submitted as well, but will be considered as a secondary source. Any additional media (MOV, MP4, 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. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
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, MPS 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. 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 artistsâ residencies, film series, lectures, readings, performances. Visit the Collegeâs website at www.mica.edu.
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. 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 the Office of People, Belonging and Culture (MICAâs Human Resources office) at 410-225-2363.
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.