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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.Â
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.Â
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.Â
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 techniquesÂ
Significant professional achievement in product design, industrial design or related fieldÂ
Candidate must successfully complete a full background checkÂ
Valued, but not required/Preferred Qualifications:
Mastersâ degree or equivalent professional experience
Curriculum design: experience developing product design classes from undergraduate foundation courses to capstone coursesÂ
Experience advising studentsÂ
Understanding of user-centered design and entrepreneurship in creative industriesÂ
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.Â
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.Â
*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.
When you are redirected to Slideroom, (https://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.
Submit online: Two required multi-page PDF documents.
1) 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.
2) 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.Â
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: R1255
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.