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Position:Â Â 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 institutionbeginning August, 2021.Â 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 2021-2022 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 engage with students and gain teaching experience.
This year we are looking for applicants who can help support our 3D level classes, so the ideal candidate would have experience working with Unityâs 3D workflow, and creating assets using 3D authoring tools such as Blender or Maya.
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 Game Design Program 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 any of the following: game or play-related artistic work, commercial or indie game development, game-related asset production / technical art, game-related research / scholarship.
Experience with Unityâs 3D workflow, creating 3D assets for games built in Unity with Blender (preferred) or Maya.
An active interest in teaching, with preference given to those having prior games-related experience including college-level teaching, workshop leading, or tutorial production.
Detailed project proposal(s) for game-related work to be completed over the course of the residency.
A diverse interest in games and play including video games, tabletop games, games as art, games for change, urban games, etc.
Experience working with Shader Graph or VFX Graph in Unity.
A history of working across disciplines with other artists, designers, and those outside of the field of game design.
Experience 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 is commensurate with experience and college policy, including an excellent benefits package. The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before May 1st, 2021 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. 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.
When you are redirected to Slideroom, (https://micahr.slideroom.com/) you will be asked to login or create a login. Once you have logged in, please follow these instructions. Instructions will also be posted inÂ SlideRoom as you are applying.
Submit online: Two multi-page PDF documents.Â
The first PDF document should include:
Letter of application
Links to online work samples (up to 10).
Names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.Â
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 viewing on computers and have representative still image and description information in the PDF portfolio document.
The second PDF document should include a project proposal. This can be one year-long project, or two semester-long projects done during the residency.Â
Proposals should include:
Project Timeline(s) (September, 2021 - May, 2022)
Supplementary Diagrams / Imagery
Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.Â
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: R1254
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.