Full Time Faculty - Product Design

Maryland Institute College of Art k

Baltimore, MD

Nov 19
Job Description

Maryland Institute College of Art seeks a candidate who would be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate Product Design program, be proficient in traditional and emerging techniques, and have a broad understanding of new approaches to Product Design.

The ideal candidate would demonstrate design excellence, encourage innovative teaching methods, and inspire students to become design leaders. The candidate would teach a range of introductory and advanced courses with a focus on the aesthetics of appropriate form giving, digital technologies, and materials and manufacturing. The successful candidate must have attained significant professional achievement in product design and demonstrate a commitment to a user centric design methodology and entrepreneurial approaches. We seek a leader, passionate student mentor, and generous colleague who can further develop our design community within the College and regionally.

- MFA, MDes, or equivalent Master’s degree;
- Minimum three years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred) and/or equivalent professional experience;
- Demonstrates ability to build curriculum from undergrad foundation to capstone courses;
- 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:
- Experience advising students;
- Experience supporting a department through engaging in committee service and institutional activities;
- Understanding of user centered design and entrepreneurship in creative industries.

PORTFOLIO Requirements:
1) The first multi-page PDF document should include letter of application, comprehensive CV, statement of teaching philosophy, artist statement, example curricula and/or syllabi, and names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.
2) The second multi-page PDF document should include a portfolio of 20-25 images of professional creative work and15-20 images of student work, to include descriptions. Links to live URLs may be submitted as well, but will be considered as a secondary source.

MICA will review applications as received. Materials received before January 18, 2019 are assured of receiving full consideration, but position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations & applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.

Application Details

Check the full job announcement here: https://assets.mica.edu/files/resources/full-time-faculty-product-design.pdf.

All applicants apply online via Slide Room here: https://micahr.slideroom.com/#/login/program/46635 (scroll down to Sign Up).

Maryland Institute College of Art

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. Mission: EMPOWER students to forge creative, purposeful lives and careers in a diverse and changing world. THRIVE with Baltimore. MAKE the world we imagine. Vision: A just, sustainable, and joyful world activated and enriched by artists, designers, and educators who are valued for their leadership and imagination. Tenets: We assert the centrality of artists, designers, and educators in society. We shape culture. We flourish through collaboration. We embrace differences and champion equity. We invent through thoughtful disruption. We strive for excellence and rigor. We act with intent and critical appraisal. We model a community of care. We take pride in our resilience. We exemplify passion and conviction. We have fun.