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Full-Time Drawing and General Fine Arts (GFA) Faculty Member

Position Deleted on 2/11/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Baltimore, MD
Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Art
Full Time
Job Title: Full-Time Faculty Member
Department: Drawing and General Fine Arts (GFA)
Division: Academic Affairs
FLSA Status: Full-time position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution
Reports to: Chair

Position: Full-time appointment in Drawing and General Fine Arts (GFA.) The Drawing and GFA Departments of 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, 2013.

Job Description:
The College seeks an innovative artist/educator working in drawing and interdisciplinary practice to teach eighteen credits of drawing and GFA per year-normally nine credits or 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. The successful candidate will have her or his locus in the Drawing Department, but will also teach one or more courses in either the GFA, Foundation, or Painting Departments. The individual hired will have a broad understanding of varied approaches to drawing and will be capable of teaching contemporary drawing along with other traditional/non-traditional forms of drawing and/or GFA interdisciplinary approaches to art making on all levels of the undergraduate program.

MICA's Drawing department is open to a diverse range of approaches: from new media to traditional observation, non-western to western, fundamental to experimentation, illustration to fine art. The GFA department is an interdisciplinary major; the special nature of this program is its flexibility and its emphasis in understanding the artificiality of the traditional boundaries between disciplines and media.

The individual selected will be required to maintain an active professional practice, participate in all aspects of departmental operations and departmental and institutional governance including departmental management, advising, institutional and departmental committee service and scheduled departmental and student activities.

  • MFA degree
  • A strong record of professional excellence as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and exhibition activity.
  • Personal commitment to teaching on a college level
  • Knowledgeable about contemporary art issues and theory
  • Capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program
  • Proficiency in a broad range of techniques including observational work
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, participating in advising, institutional and departmental committee service and scheduled departmental and student activities
  • Successful Candidate will be required to complete Employment and Education Verifications
Valued, but not required:
  • Three years teaching experience at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred.
Additional Information:
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before January 18, 2013, 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:
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 Slide¬Room as you are applying.

Submit online: Two multi-page PDF documents.

The first multi-page PDF document should include letter of application, comprehensive CV, statement of teaching philosophy, artist statement, and names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.

The second multi-page PDF document should include a portfolio of 20-25 images of professional creative work and 15-20 images of student work, to include descriptions. Links to live URLs may be submitted as well, but will be considered as a secondary source. Any additional media (MOV, MP3, etc.) should be formatted for Apple computers and have representative still image and description information in PDF portfolio document.
Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
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:

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded in 1826, is consistently ranked among the very top tier of visual arts colleges in the nation and enrolls approximate¬ly 1,800 undergraduate students and 250 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. MICA is also 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 artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, performances. Visit the College's website at
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.
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