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Full-time appointment in Ceramics. The Ceramics 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, 2020.Â
We are committed to creating a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students and people of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Â
The College seeks an accomplished and innovative artist engaged in ceramics and committed to inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will be passionate about the evolution and future of ceramics, have an appreciation of the dynamic nature of ceramics across genres, and an understanding of the fieldâs traditions. Â
The appointment will be in the Ceramics Department, which is devoted to pedagogy and research that builds technical skills within a framework of innovation, interdisciplinary research and critical inquiry. The successful candidate will have a strong background across all ceramic methodologies, and have the ability to integrate theoretical, material, practical and social issues into Ceramics studio pedagogy.Â
This faculty member will teach eighteen 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 and will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program, including MICAâs First Year Experience. MICA is a student-centered institution, and candidates must be able to successfully teach, mentor, and empower a diverse population of talented and deeply-engaged students.Â
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. Faculty are also required to meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including departmental management, advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities. Some administrative experience will be valued.
BA in related field
Strong record of professional excellence as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and a record of exhibition or equivalent activity
Personal commitment to teaching on an undergraduate 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 their intersections
Accomplished in a broad range of techniques in the ceramics medium
Capable of teaching at all levels of undergraduate education including MICAâs First Year Experience
Project management skills â the ability to coordinate community based projects, class-sized collaborative events, and/or research
Knowledgeable about contemporary art issues and theory and their relationship to broader social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological contextsÂ
Shows promise or proven ability to enrich the aims for diversity, equity, and justice of the Ceramics department and the College
Ability to work in a collaborative environment, participating in advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities
Highly valued but not required:
Three years of full-time teaching experience beyond graduate assistantshipsÂ
A history of research engaged with cross-genre work, integrated arts education and social and/or community-based practiceÂ
Salary:Â Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.Â
Apply:Â The College will review applications as received.Â Although materials received before November 8th, 2019 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled.Â All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
*Applications MUST be initiated via the MICA website. During your application on MICAâs website, you will be redirected to Slideroom to upload supporting materials as directed below. After you have uploaded your materials on Slideroom, please complete your application on MICAâs website.
Slideroom:Â You will be asked to login or create a login and submit two multi-page PDF documents.
The first multi-page PDF document should include letter of application, comprehensive CV, statement of teaching philosophy, artist statement, and names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.
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 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.Â No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
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.
Internal Number: R458
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), 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 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 as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.