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FT Faculty, Game Designer in Residence


Maryland Institute College of Art

FT Faculty, Game Designer in Residence


Department: Interactive Arts / Game Design Program

Division: Design and Media

FLSA Status: One-year position with a non-renewable contract in a non-tenure institution

Reports to: Director of the MICA Game Lab



One-year residency in MICA’s 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 institution beginning August 1, 2020.


Job Description:

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 2020-2021 academic year. 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 gain further teaching experience.


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 Interactive Arts Department 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 some combination of the following: game or play related projects, game research, released games or game scholarship.

·         A diverse interest in games and play including tabletop games, games as art, games for change, urban games, etc.

·         An active interest in teaching, with preference given to those having prior games-related experience including college-level teaching, workshop leading, or tutorial production.

·         A detailed project proposal for work to be completed over the course of the residency.


Additionally Valued:

·         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, 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.


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 15th, 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. The successful candidate will be required to complete Employment and Education Verifications.


Application Instructions:


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*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

·         Links to 5 -10 online work samples.

·         Names and contact information including address, phone and email for three references.


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.


The second multi-page PDF document should include a project proposal


·         Overview

·         Detailed Description

·         Project Timeline (September, 2020 - May, 2021)

·         Deliverables

·         Diagram / Imagery


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 art and design 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.


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.