andrewsafb | First Year Experience/English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist in Studio Faculty Member in Parkville, MD

First Year Experience/English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist in Studio Faculty Member

  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • $77,370.00 - 127,010.00 / Year *
  • 8708 Edgefield Rd
  • Parkville, MD 21234
  • Full-Time
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Maryland Institute College of Art
First Year Experience/English Language Learner (ELL)
Specialist in Studio Faculty Member
Department: First Year Experience (FYE)
Division: Academic Affairs
FLSA Status: Full-time position with a one-year
contract, renewable for up to three years, in a non-tenure
Reports to: Chair of FYE

One year appointment as an English Language Learner (ELL)
Specialist in studio art/design in the First Year Experience. The
new First Year Experience was designed in response to the rapid
changes in art, design and technology, and the intersections
between them that are occurring today. It has been crafted to
provide a rigorous, integrated curriculum that reflects the
diversity of our community and our learning pathways.
The First Year Experience of the Maryland Institute College of
Art (MICA) invites applications for this full-time faculty position
with a one-year contract, renewable for up to three years, in a
non-tenure institution beginning August 2019.
We are committed to creating a diverse community of faculty,
staff, and students and people of all backgrounds are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Job Description:
The College seeks an outstanding teacher and accomplished
artist/designer with expertise in working with non-native English
speaking students, a strong conceptual and technical understanding
of their specific field of practice, and an abiding interest in
working with developing artists and designers from diverse
backgrounds. The studio artist/designer/educator will teach
eighteen credits per year (normally 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 the fine arts.
Specific courses taught will include the year-long, 6 credit
Forum (most likely two sections, morning and afternoon on Mondays,
12 credits total), First Year Liberal Arts courses [possibly
including Art Matters (Art History) and/or Critical Inquiry
(Humanistic Studies), and/or Academic Writing Workshops for ELL
students], or other FYE and upper level courses relevant to their
field of practice. As a faculty member with ELL expertise, the
successful candidate will participate in freshman and transfer
student writing assessments along with the College's ongoing
efforts in designing and delivering faculty and staff ELL
The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of
integrating practices, be knowledgeable of contemporary art/design
issues and theory, and have the ability to combine theoretical,
material, practical and social issues into studio pedagogy in a
classroom engaging ELL students.

Professional excellence as demonstrated by a strong portfolio
of work and a record of professional activity in art/design
practice and the field of TESOL
Extensive ELL teaching experience in a studio
classroom/academic setting
Experience with designing outcome-based assessment
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 the intersections of these markers
Knowledgeable about contemporary art issues and theory and
their relationship to broader social, cultural, economic,
scientific and technological forces
Centers teaching resources and content informed by broad
worldviews and cultural approaches to theory and practice that
reach beyond the heavily Westernized-canon
Evidence of successful teaching a variety of art and design
skill sets in both analog and digital media at the college
Capable of teaching in multiple levels and multiple departments
of the undergraduate program
Shows promise or proven ability to enrich the aims for
diversity, equity and justice of the FYE department and the
Ability to work in a collaborative environment, participating
in advising, institutional and departmental committee service and
scheduled departmental and student activities
Successful candidate will be required to complete employment
and education verification's.

Highly Valued, but not required:

MA TESOL and MFA degree in studio/design or MA in Art Education
is strongly preferred
3 years of higher education teaching experience beyond graduate
Coursework/experience in multi-cultural education
Experience living outside of the United States
Active member of national TESOL, MDTESOL, WATESOL, and/or other
local affiliate
Additional Information:
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy;
excellent benefits package.
Apply: The College will review applications as received.
Although materials received before March 25, 2019 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:
You will be asked to login or create a login. Once you have logged
in, please follow these instructions. Instructions will also be
posted in SlideRoom as you are applying.
(subject to change per specific department requirements
such as listed below)
Submit online: Two multi-page PDF documents.

The first multi-page PDF document should include letter of
application, comprehensive CV, statement of teaching philosophy,
artist statement, and names and contact information including
address, phone and email for three references.

The second multi-page PDF document should include a
portfolio of 20-25 images of professional creative work and 15-20
images of student work, to include descriptions. 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 PDF portfolio document.
Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing.
No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
About MICA:
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded in 1826,
is consistently ranked among the very top tier of visual arts
colleges in the nation and enrolls approximately 1,800
undergraduate students and 300 graduate students. MICA offers
programs of study leading to the BFA, MA, MAT, MPS and MFA degrees,
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 also 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 artists'
residencies, film series, lectures, readings, performances. Visit
the College's website at
MICA is an equal opportunity employer. As an educational
institution dedicated to individual development in the visual arts,
MICA nurtures, supports, and celebrates diversity in all of its
forms including aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age,
national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation,
disability status, socio-economic status, and marital status. This
requires that the College develop and maintain a diverse community
of trustees, administration, staff, faculty, and students; and that
diversity is a fundamental philosophic value that informs the
content of all of its programs and activities. MICA's commitment to
diversity prepares its graduates to excel professionally and assume
leadership roles in a global context.
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,
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