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One-year residency in MICAâs Game Lab and Game Design program. The Game Lab of the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this one year position with a non-renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2020.Â
This one-year creative residency is a unique opportunity to work closely with our students, research lab, and the larger MICA community over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year.Â During the residency, the designer is expected to complete a game or other play-based project and will teach 12 credits per year (2 courses per semester). We are looking for a designer making compelling work in the field of games/play who wants to gain further teaching experience.
The resident is expected to be an active member of the game, art, and design communities of the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Baltimore community at large. Applicants proposing projects which creatively engage our community will be given preference.
MICA and the Interactive Arts Department are committed to enriching the diversity of our faculty and pedagogical viewpoints. Candidates who demonstrate an ability to forward these goals are encouraged to apply.
An active professional practice which includes some combination of the following: game or play related projects, game research, released games or game scholarship.
A diverse interest in games and play including tabletop games, games as art, games for change, urban games, etc...
An active interest in teaching, with preference given to those having prior games-related experience including college-level teaching, workshop leading, or tutorial production.
A detailed project proposal for work to be completed over the course of the residency.
A history of working across disciplines with other artists, designers, and those outside of the field of game design.
A track record of working with nonprofits, government agencies, or companies on collaborative courses and projects.
Experience that is informed by multiple worldviews; and approaches to theory that are inclusive of non-western cultures and practices.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before March 15th, 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. AA/EOE. Â The successful candidate will be required to complete Employment and Education Verifications.
*Applications MUST be initiated via the MICA website. During your application on MICAâs 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 MICAâs website.
Â Slideroom:Â 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:
Letter of application
Links to 5 -10 online work samples.
Names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.
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 the PDF portfolio document.
The second multi-page PDF document should include a project proposal
Project Timeline (September, 2020 - May, 2021)
Diagram / Imagery
Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
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.
Internal Number: R531
About Maryland Institute College of Art
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.