Full-time Faculty, Product Design

Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 06, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Full-time Faculty, Product Design
Baltimore, MD

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Full-time appointment in the Product Design Department. The Product Design Department of Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for a full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning Spring 2021.

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 the fine arts. The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate Product Design major, be proficient in traditional and emerging techniques, and have a broad understanding of new approaches to Product Design.

The Product Design Department is a department at the College and its curriculum and philosophy encourages students to explore both traditional and emerging practices in the broad sense of the discipline. A focus on sustainability, entrepreneurship, and local/global practices is at the center of the department. A practice of embracing emerging material and manufacturing directions as they are applied to the craft of product design is embedded in the studio experience. The ideal candidate would demonstrate design excellence, encourage innovative teaching methods, and inspire students to become design leaders. The candidate would teach a range of introductory and advanced courses with a focus on the aesthetics of appropriate form giving, digital technologies, and materials and manufacturing. The successful candidate must have attained significant professional achievement in product design and demonstrate a commitment to a user centric design methodology and entrepreneurial approaches. We seek a leader, passionate student mentor, and generous colleague who can further develop our design community within the College and regionally.

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, MID (Masters of Industrial Design) MDes, or equivalent Master’s degree
  • Minimum three years of full-time teaching experience at the college-level and/or equivalent professional experience.
  • Teaching experience that diversifies the views of design and design history.
  • Professional experience that demonstrates an expertise in digital fabrication, social innovation, design for appropriate technologies, STEM/STEAM and entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrates ability to build curriculum from undergraduate foundation to capstone courses with a special focus on digital tools that embrace AR/VR technologies.
  • Administrative or management experience, including the supervision of groups.
  • Candidate possesses International accolades/awards by major publications/institutions.
  • Expertise in techniques that enable distance teaching and learning of design and embrace a variety of software including Autodesk Fusion360, ReCap Photo, Zephyr 3D Flow, Keyshot, GGoce, Vectary, as well as video editing tools such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and the operation of camera/lighting equipment required for the production of instructional material.
  • Hands-on expertise with a variety of digital fabrication tools including Autodesk Fusion 360, CAD/CAM, Fused Deposition Modeling 3D printing, SLA/SLS printing, CNC Machining, laser cutting.
  • Hands-on expertise with traditional fabrication tools such as powered/manual woodworking equipment, metal working equipment such as lathes/milling machines, MIG/ARC welding.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of visualization, digital modeling, and fabrication techniques
  • Significant professional achievement in product design, industrial design or related field
  • Proven track record of engaging industry and academic partners in the studio via sponsored projects and collaborations.
  • Experience advising thesis projects.
  • Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
  • Experience advising students
  • Experience supporting a department through engaging in committee service and institutional activities
  • Understanding of user centered design and entrepreneurship in creative industries

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

Application Instructions:
*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.

Submit online: Two multi-page PDF documents.

The first multi-page PDF document should include a letter of application, comprehensive CV, statement of teaching philosophy, artist statement, example curricula and/or syllabi, 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.

Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.