Gender/Sexuality/Queer Studies - Full-Time Faculty

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 Job Title: Gender/Sexuality/Queer Studies 

Department: Humanistic Studies 

Division: Academic Affairs 

FLSA: Full-time position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution 

Reports to: Michael Sizer (Chair of Humanistic Studies) 

Description: The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for a full-time continuing faculty appointment, beginning August 1, 2019, in any humanities or social science discipline. Candidates are required to have expertise in gender, sexuality, and queer studies, including western and non-western theories of gender and sexuality, and an interdisciplinary and/or transnational approach. This hire is part of an initiative to diversify and internationalize departmental strengths in intersectional approaches to scholarship and pedagogy. We would welcome applicants who have experience in community engagement and community-based teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in their specialty as well as core courses in the Department of Humanistic Studies. 

The faculty position will teach eighteen credits per year (three courses per semester) at a professional art and design college internationally known for its dedication to excellence in teaching and its rigorous liberal arts curriculum. The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty meaningfully contribute to all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities during the school year. Full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the Department and College. 

Requirements: 

• Ph.D. by August 1, 2019; 

• Minimum 1 year of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred). 

• Ability to teach courses to a multi-lingual, multi-cultural student body. 

• Record of research or professional engagement commensurate with experience. 

• Candidate must successfully complete a full background check. 

 

Valued, but not required: 

• 3 years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred). 

 

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

Deadline: MICA will review applications as received. Materials received by January 2, 2019 are assured of receiving full consideration, but position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations & applications will be held in the strictest confidence. 

Application Instructions: Visit https://www.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 in SlideRoom as you are applying. 

Please Submit via Slideroom: 

● Cover Letter addressing teaching and research. 

● Curriculum Vitae (CV) which includes the names and email addresses of three references. 

● 2-3 sample syllabi. 

If we feel your application meets our needs, we will request additional materials including letters of reference. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype, phone, or Facetime. 

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, 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 https://www.mica.edu. 

As part of our ongoing efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive campus community, MICA is committed to diversifying its faculty and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the equity and excellence of our academic community. People of color, people from underrepresented groups, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply. 

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, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.