Job Opportunity: Maryland Institute College of Art

Position: The Office of Graduate Studies at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in English Language Learning with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning July 2017.

Job Description: Graduate Studies with the Division of Liberal Arts at MICA seek a candidate with professional experience in English language teaching and learning. Preferred candidates will have experience designing arts-based curricula for English Language Learners and a working knowledge of art, design, and related histories and contemporary theories, including cultural approaches that reach beyond the Westernized-canon. The candidate should have experience working within higher education in teams to build a comprehensive program of culturally sensitive student-centered curricular and co-curricular activities to support international students and those for whom English is not their first language, allowing for continued student growth and success within undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to invest in the local community, invest in the MICA community, and encourage students to actively pursue language development alongside their artistic and creative development. Candidates should be able to support students in the development of a strong command of English in order to understand assignments, participate in critiques, comprehend and engage in critical dialogue, and become active members of the MICA community, the local community, and a global community. The ideal candidate will have experience integrating pedagogical approaches that are relevant and responsive to a student body that is rich in diversity across race, ethnicity, culture, gender and class.

The faculty will teach 9 credits each semester at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Because English Language Learning is intensive, academic, social and cultural, this position will require significant time on-campus meeting with students. The ideal candidate would have experience delivering professional development and training to faculty and teaching multi-level ELL courses, including course work in the first year of graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and upper level undergraduate electives in the liberal arts (that co-enroll English Language Learners and domestic students). The position will collaborate on developing a process for assessment and advising of incoming ELL students and be responsible for further monitoring these students’ progress at MICA, serving as a mentor to these students, and advancing ELL curricular and co-curricular development and assessment. Co-curricular activities may include dinners, lectures, events or other social engagements for students and faculty.


  • Master’s degree in ESOL, TESL, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition or Education with an ELL focus
  • Minimum 3 years teaching ELL
  • Experience teaching at graduate and/or undergraduate levels
  • A proven ability to collaborate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences and education levels
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Candidate must successfully complete a full background check

Valued, but not required:

  • Three years of teaching experience
  • Arts background or practice
  • Experience living or studying abroad
  • Experience with curriculum development and assessment

Additional Information:

Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package

Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before February 28, 2017, 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: Visit Candidates will be asked to login or create a login and then should follow application instructions. Instructions are also posted in SlideRoom. In addition to the materials below, the application requires the name and contact information for three references. For preferred consideration, upload application materials to the MICA SlideRoom portal no later than February 28, 2017.

Submit online: a multi-page PDF document that includes:

  • Cover letter to the application
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample syllabi
  • Names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references
  • Optional: Up to 10 images of professional creative work and up to 10 images of student work. 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.

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