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Position: Part-time Adjunct Faculty Appointment First Year Experience (FYE). The First Year Experience (FYE) program of Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this part-time faculty position in a non-tenure institution beginning Fall, 2024.
Job Description: The faculty position will teach a studio course within the First Year Experience (FYE) program, a 3 credit class. The faculty is expected to teach in one of the required core curricular courses in FYE: Inter-Trans-disciplinary Forum 1 +Forum II; Drawing Fundamentals; Color Design (2D); Fabrication (3D); New Media (4D). MICAâs First Year Experience (FYE) is a foundation-level exploratory art and design program that supports the diversity of our community, the discovery of various learning pathways, and student curiosity. It is designed to provide a foundation-level exploratory art and design curriculum. It supports the diversity of our community, the discovery of various learning pathways, and student curiosity. Individual voices are honored while building community through a comprehensive learning experience that propels the intellect and imagination, research and critical thinking, making and fabrication, collaboration and critique. In addition, students are encouraged to explore oneâs roles and responsibilities as artists and designers in society. As a guided pathway, the programâs robust and dynamic instruction strengthens foundation-level art and design skills to help students prepare for upper-level study within the Undergraduate Studies (UGS) programs.
The faculty must be able to instruct students to conclude the course with the FYEâs Program Learning Outcomes. By the conclusion of the course, students will demonstrate foundation-level practical and conceptual skills, including personal artistic viewpoint and self-reflective inquiry in art and design processes; demonstrate foundation-level digital literacy and interdisciplinary skills to prepare for upper-level UGS programs; apply visual art and design communication skills with ideation, problem-solving, experimentation, and iterative processes; understand foundational-level professionalism, social and environmental responsibility, and ethical research while creating art and design work; engage in intercultural, community, and collaborative projects as the foundation of integrative and engaged learning.
BFA / MFA degree requirement and/or professional equivalent degree or industry standard qualification.
Proficiency in digital literacy to instruct first-year students in studio art and design making processes.
Basic knowledge of Canvas or classroom LMS and Adobe Creative Suite is required to teach first-year students.
Ability to inspire and guide first-year students in step-by-step foundational level studio skill building in art and design in using a variety of artistic approaches of art and design education.
Ability to follow advice from senior faculty and fulfill required curriculum provided to instructors.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy.
Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before Dec 1, 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. Provide a CV including teaching experience and all professional work relevant to the course; a detailed list of relevant skill sets; and a link to professional work or portfolio.
Physical demands and work environment:
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position).
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
Required training: Exhibitions Department Installation Guide and Policy handbook, MICA Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule).
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.
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.