Full Time Faculty, Interdisciplinary Sculpture – MICA


Full-time appointment in Interdisciplinary Sculpture. The Interdisciplinary Sculpture 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.

Job Description:

The College seeks applications for a full-time, renewable appointment in Interdisciplinary Sculpture. The Department emphasizes an integrative approach that fosters students’ development of theoretical perspectives, technical mastery, and social relevance through practices ranging from traditional media to emerging technologies. We seek a committed artist and educator who can bring specific technical skill sets to the existing curriculum and contribute to a program that continually challenges ideas of what an artistic practice can be. Expertise in digital fabrication, electronics, and new media are of particular interest and candidates with a demonstrated pedagogical ability to investigate these technologies in poetic ways are highly valued.

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

The 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. MICA is a student-centered institution, and candidates must be able to successfully teach, mentor, and empower a diverse population of talented and deeply-engaged students. The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program and have cross-disciplinary approach to pedagogy and professional practice.

In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or 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.


  • 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, and class and their intersections
  • Proficient in traditional media including metal, wood, and casting
  • Expertise in one or more emerging sculptural techniques including spatial applications of digital fabrication, interactive electronics, and time-based media
  • 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 Interdisciplinary Sculpture department and the College
  • 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.

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.

The first multi-page PDF document should include the following:

  • A letter of application that addresses interest and the requirements of the position
  • Teaching philosophy that includes a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the classroom
  • Comprehensive CV
    • clearly identified and described skill set
    • teaching experience including courses taught
    • exhibition record
    • institutional service experience
    • other relevant professional experience
  • Sample syllabi
    • one for an introductory course in sculpture
    • one for an advanced course in sculpture
  • Names and contact information for three references (candidates will be consulted prior to references being contacted)

The second multi-page PDF document should include:

  • Professional portfolio
    • image list
    • up to 20 images of professional creative work or up to 10 minutes of video (or combination thereof)
  • Student work
    • image list with assignment descriptions where relevant
    • 20 images of student work or up to 10 minutes of video (or combination thereof)
  • Links to URLs may be submitted as well, but will be considered as a secondary source.
  • Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested and sent materials will not be returned. Any additional media (MOV, MP3, etc.) should be formatted for Apple computers and have representative still image and description information in the image list.




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.