Full-time appointment in Art History. The Art History Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites applications for this one-year fellowship with the possibility for renewal for one additional year in a non-tenure institution beginning August 2018. The Fellow will teach five courses (or a total of 15 credits) per year. MICA’s Teaching Fellowship Program prepares post-graduates for excellence in teaching at the college level in the fields of creative practice and/or scholarship.
The College seeks a Teaching Fellow with a background in visual culture, art history, or studio and professional practice to advance and diversify MICA’s current curricular offerings. MICA seeks a dynamic educator whose research explores the history of illustration with a demonstrable interest in global traditions of illustration, and/or in the theoretical, entrepreneurial, educational, and social dimensions of illustration. We are interested in candidates who can speak to the history and theory of the field of illustration and its relationship to written communication. We are also particularly interested in candidates who can speak to issues of identity, gender, and race. The candidate will teach courses on the history of illustration at the graduate level, a theoretical seminar for MFA students in illustration practice, and undergraduate courses in their area of expertise which might include a course of the candidate’s own devising.
The Faculty Fellow will teach 15 credits per year (five courses per year) at an art school nationally recognized for its dedication to teaching excellence and rigorous liberal arts, fine arts, and design curricula. The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs and have a broad understanding of new approaches to visual culture and illustration. These fellowships are also intended as part of a larger effort to diversify the faculty at the college, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups will be particularly welcome.
Candidates will be able to teach critical writing and critical thinking in a variety of contexts for illustration. We encourage addressing public formats such as exhibitions and publications, and the analysis of imagery within social, historical, and technological discourses. Candidates will value artistic expression across cultures and throughout time and articulate the synergies among, and differences between, historical and contemporary art and design fields. The ideal candidate for this job would have an interdisciplinary mindset and may have experience in any number of fields including illustration, printmaking, drawing, visual culture, American studies, art history, communications, and/or material culture studies.
One-year Teaching Fellowships at MICA are intended to support early career faculty. The position is mentored and supported by faculty at the College. As a result, teaching fellowships at MICA carry a reduced load, so that Fellows can work closely with experienced faculty mentors on the MICA staff. In addition to teaching, all Fellows are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and College. Fellows may choose to participate in department and college-wide service as well as shared governance activities, but institutional service is not a requirement of the position.
MFA in Illustration and/or a PhD in art history, visual culture, American studies, communication studies, ethnic studies, illustration, or related field.
Applicants must have an active research agenda or creative practice that engages with the history of illustration.
Applicants must demonstrate abilities to connect practical and theoretical discourses on illustration in both contemporary and historical contexts.
Applicants must demonstrate a proven ability to collaborate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, and education levels.
Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication skills.
Applicants must demonstrate an ability to teach at varying levels in the College.
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check.
Valued, but not required:
Applicants have experience as the instructor of record for undergraduate and/or graduate level courses.
Applicants demonstrate experience working with the field of illustration.
Applicants demonstrate participation in professional activities such as conferences and symposia.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before February 1, 2018 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.
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Submit online: Two multi-page PDF documents.
The first multi-page PDF document should include a cover letter, comprehensive CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three references including institution or company, position, address, phone, and email.
The second multi-page PDF document should include a writing sample and, if relevant, a selection of professional creative work.
Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
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.