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Full-time Faculty, Graphic Design

Maryland Institute College of Art k

Baltimore, MD

Dec 13
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Full-time Faculty, Graphic Design

Baltimore, MD

Full-time appointment in Graphic Design. The Graphic Design 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.

We are committed to creating a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students and people of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:
The College seeks a vibrant and innovative designer engaged in Graphic Design and committed to inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will be passionate about current and emerging possibilities for Graphic Design in networked culture. We seek a professional with pedagogical approaches that are relevant and responsive to a student body that is rich in diversity across race, ethnicity, gender, class, and their intersections. The educator will teach courses across the curriculum and build a community of design excellence.

We seek a candidate devoted to pedagogy and research within a framework of curiosity, generosity, collaboration and critical inquiry. The successful candidate will have a mastery of Graphic Design methods and the ability to teach and work across multiple Graphic Design modalities—from print to screen to object. Our new colleague will have the ability to integrate theoretical, conceptual, and practical issues into pedagogy for visual communication.

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. 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.

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.

• BFA or BA in related field.
• Teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate assistantships.
• Strong record of professional excellence as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and a record of public engagement relevant to the designer's creative practice (client work, exhibitions, online or print publishing, symposia, talks, etc).
• Commitment or proven ability to teach to English language learners.
• An expressed interest in the greater Baltimore community through teaching or practice.
• Proven ability or commitment to integrate diversity, equity and justice within the department and the college.

Preferred Qualification:
• MFA, MA or other graduate degree.
• Minimum two years of full-time teaching experience at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships.
• Experience designing in multiple languages or for global audiences.
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Additional Information:

Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.

Apply: The College will review applications as received. Materials received before February 1 2020 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. AA/EOE

Successful candidate will be required to complete Employment and Education Verifications

Application Instructions:
*Applications MUST be initiated via the MICA website. During your application on MICA's 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 MICA's website.

Slideroom: You will be asked to login or create a login and submit one multi-page PDF document.

Please include a multi-page PDF document with the following:
• Letter of application
• Comprehensive CV
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.
• 15–20 images of professional creative work
• 10–15 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, 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.

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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.

About MICA
Acknowledged nationally as a premier leader in art and design education, MICA is deliberately cultivating a new generation of artist – one that is capable of seamlessly integrating innovation, entrepreneurship and creative citizenship with contemporary approaches to art, design and media.

MICA is redefining the role of the artists and designers as creative, solutions-oriented makers and thinkers who will drive social, cultural, and economic advancement for our future.

As the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation, MICA is located in Baltimore, deeply connected to the community. It is a leading contributor to the creative economy regionally and a top producer of nationally and internationally recognized professional artists and designers.