Full-Time Faculty, Painting

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

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Full-time appointment in Painting. The Painting Department 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 1, 2020. We are committed to creating a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students and people of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The College seeks an accomplished and innovative artist committed to painting and inclusive pedagogy that engages the next generation of artists. The successful candidate will have a strong background across painting modalities and have the ability to integrate theoretical, material, practical, and social issues into studio teaching. While the Department represents varied approaches to painting, we seek an artist with a strong background in representational techniques applied to the contemporary context.

We seek a candidate whose practice, research, and/or lived experience will expand the diverse range of perspectives and areas of expertise reflected in the department to further help students understand their work within contemporary theory and praxis, particularly with regard to intersectional issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality.


This faculty member will teach eighteen credits per year (three courses per semester) at an art and design school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, and the importance of the fine arts and will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program. While the primary appointment is in the Painting Department, the teaching load will likely include courses in MICA’s First Year Experience program and Life Drawing in the Drawing Department. MICA is a student-centered institution, and faculty must be able to successfully teach, mentor, and empower a diverse population of talented and deeply-engaged students.

In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the Department and College. Faculty are also required to meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations, institutional governance, advising, committee service, and scheduled department and student activities.

  • BA in related field

  • Strong record of professional excellence as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and a record of exhibition or other means of public engagement relevant to the artist’s practice

  • Knowledgeable about contemporary art issues and theory and their relationship to broader social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological contexts

  • Personal commitment to teaching on a college level using pedagogical approaches that are relevant and responsive to a student body that is rich in diversity across race, ethnicity, gender, class, and their intersections

  • Expertise in utilizing traditional painting media to create relevant contemporary works

  • Capable of incorporating digital processes within the studio classroom

  • Capable of teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate courses

  • An expressed interest in the greater Baltimore community through teaching or practice

  • Demonstrates ability to enrich the aims for diversity, equity and justice of the Painting department and the College

Highly valued but not required:

  • MFA or equivalent experience

  • Three years of college level teaching beyond graduate assistantships or commensurate experience

Additional Information:

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
How to Apply

The College will review applications as received. Materials received before January 5, 2020 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:

*Applications MUST be initiated via the MICA website. During your application on MICA’s 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 MICA’s website.

Slideroom: You will be asked to login or create a login and submit two multi-page PDF documents.

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.

To apply visit: https://mica.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Faculty/job/Baltimore-MD/Full-Time-Faculty–Painting_R508

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.

Posted on October 24