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One year, special contract in the Interactive Arts department with a focus on Game Design. The Game Design BFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time special contract (with potential for up to 2 year renewal) beginning August 1, 2020.Â
The faculty position will teach 18 credits per year (three courses per semester) at an art school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and the importance of fine arts and design. The candidate will be capable of teaching at all levels of the undergraduate program, be proficient in game design theory, production and programming and have a broad understanding of new approaches in the field of Game Design.
The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty maintain an active professional practice and meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including departmental management, advising, institutional and departmental committee service and scheduled departmental and student activities and coordinating the department exhibitions of student work during the school year. 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.
MFA, MA or other graduate degree in the field of Games, Interactive Design, Computer Science or related field.
Demonstrated teaching experience
An active professional practice showing a combination of the following: released games, game art projects or game scholarship.
Solid programming skills and the ability to teach game programming courses in Unity.
Proficiency in common software such as Adobe Photoshop; Illustrator.
A diverse interest in games and play including tabletop games, games as art, games for change, urban games, etc...
Successful candidate will be required to complete Employment and Education Verifications
Promise or proven ability to enrich the aims for diversity, equity and justice of the department and the college.
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 and companies on collaborative courses and projects.
Demonstrated full time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships).
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
Apply: The College will review applications as received. Materials received before March 1, 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
*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
Statement of teaching philosophy
Names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.
The second multi-page PDF document should include:
20-25 images of professional creative work
15-20 images of student work
Descriptive list of all images above
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.
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: R530
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.