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Full-time Faculty, Product Design

Maryland Institute College of Art k

Baltimore, MD

Mar 22
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Position: One year special contract in the Product Design department. The Product Design BFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time special contract (with potential for up to 2 year renewal) beginning August 2021.

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 a comprehensive array of fine arts and design programs. The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the Product Design program, be proficient in traditional and emerging techniques, and have a broad understanding of new approaches in the field.

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 practice of embracing emerging material and manufacturing directions as they are applied to the craft of product design is embedded in the studio experience. The ideal candidate would demonstrate design excellence, practice innovative teaching methods, and inspire students to become design leaders. The candidate would teach a range of introductory and advanced courses demonstrating knowledge of visualization strategies, digital modeling, and fabrication techniques . The successful candidate must have attained significant professional achievement in product design and demonstrate a commitment to user-centered design and entrepreneurial approaches. We seek an enthusiastic teacher, passionate student mentor, and generous colleague who can further develop our design community within the College and regionally.


Minimum two years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred) and/or equivalent professional experience
Demonstrated knowledge of visualization, digital modeling, and fabrication techniques
Significant professional achievement in product design, industrial design or related field
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check

Valued, but not required/Preferred Qualifications:

Masters’ degree or equivalent professional experience
Curriculum design: experience developing product design classes from undergraduate foundation courses to capstone courses
Experience advising students
Understanding of user-centered design and entrepreneurship in creative industries

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

Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before April 15, 2021 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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Visit 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. For best consideration please submit your application by midnight on April 15, 2020.

Submit online: Two required multi-page PDF documents.

The first multi-page PDF document should include a letter of interest, and a comprehensive CV, and three possible references: include names and contact information including address, phone. We will not contact your references unless we notify you of our intention to do so.

The second multi-page PDF document should include a portfolio of 15-20 images of professional creative work. 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. If available, samples of student work and/or syllabi developed would be welcomed.

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 study 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 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 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

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, 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. 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 410-225-2363.

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