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FT Faculty, Game Design


Maryland Institute College of Art

FT Faculty, Game Design


Department: Interactive Arts / Game Design

Division: Design and Media

FLSA Status: One year special contract with potential for up to 2 year renewal.

Reports to: Chair of Interactive Arts



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.


Job Description:

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.

·         Minimum 2 years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred).

·         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


Additionally Valued:

·         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.

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


Additional Information:


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


Apply: The College will review applications as received. Materials received before February 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


Application Instructions:


FT Faculty, Game Design


*Applications MUST be initiated via the MICA website. During your application on MICA’s 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 MICA’s website.


 Slideroom: 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

·         Comprehensive CV

·         Statement of teaching philosophy

·         Art/design statement

·         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.


About MICA: The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded in 1826, is consistently ranked in 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.


Located in the City of Baltimore, MICA is committed to an expanded understanding of the role of creative citizens in communities and unique approaches to cross-cultural, economic, and political contexts and partnerships. MICA accelerates the knowledge, skills, habits, and work of creative people who are self-reflexive, visionary, and entrepreneurial. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-based programs, including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually, as well artists’ residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances. Visit the College’s website at.


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.