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March 12, 2021

Full-time one-year faculty positions

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Courtesy Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites applications for full-time one-year faculty positions beginning fall 2021. MICA is a national and international leader in art and design education, research and social and creative practice with long-standing and vibrant relationships with communities and organizations in the City of Baltimore. MICA is nationally known for teaching excellence, nurturing the arts as an avenue for social change, and a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. The College seeks dynamic and innovative candidates for the following one-year positions:

Full-time faculty: MA in Social Design
The ideal candidate is a designer engaged with theoretical and experimental explorations of social design practice, and its processes and practical applications in real-world problems. Candidates will have experience leading and managing multidisciplinary teams, establishing collaborative projects, and engaging multiple stakeholders. An understanding of methods of design practice and research, including human-centered design, is highly valued.

Full-time faculty: MFA Illustration Practice
An illustrator with a broad understanding of new approaches to illustration as a practice, who is prepared to teach diverse students in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, community studio environment, is the ideal candidate for this position. This faculty member will direct workshop leaders, lead critiques, coordinate exhibitions of student work, and support student learning through their knowledge of traditional and digital techniques.

Full-time faculty and designer in residence: Graphic Design MFA
This teaching residency is an opportunity to work with students at all levels of the graduate graphic design program across digital and print media. The ideal candidate will be engaged with current creative technologies, have knowledge of graphic design principles, theories, and methodologies, and value typography and design as a global practice, serving communities with different cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Game designer in residence: Game Design BFA
This creative residency is a unique opportunity to work closely with our students, research lab, and the larger MICA community. We are looking for a designer making compelling work in the field of games/play who wants to gain further teaching experience. The preferred applicant would have experience working in Unity’s 3D workflow as well as experience with 3D asset production for games using Blender or Maya. During the residency, the designer is expected to complete a game or other play-based project and will teach two courses per semester. The resident is expected to be an active member of the game, art, and design communities of the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Baltimore community at large.

Full-time faculty: Illustration BFA
The preferred applicant is a professional illustrator/designer with relevant experience in the discipline of Illustration. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in both traditional and digital media, conceptual thinking, and professional standards of the industry. Knowledge and experience over several illustration market sectors such as editorial, publishing, sequential arts, and visual development are valued plus as well as working expertise in the Adobe Creative Cloud applications.

Applications
Applications, writing and portfolio materials are submitted through our Careers at MICA page. Please select the Faculty Search you are interested in to see a full description and application instructions.

The College will review applications as they are received. Materials received prior to the deadline dates outlined in each job posting are best assured of receiving full consideration, though all positions will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in strictest confidence.

For more information about MICA’s open faculty positions, please contact David Bogen, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, at dbogen [​at​] mica.edu.

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