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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2022

Maryland Institute College of Art

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Baltimore, Maryland


Maryland Institute College of Art (“MICA”) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (“provost”). This is a compelling opportunity for a strong, visionary, and experienced academic leader to guide the nation’s oldest continuously degree-granting college of art into the future of art and design education as the college approaches its bicentennial year in 2026.

Reporting directly to the president, the provost will join MICA at a time of transformation with a newly adopted Strategic Plan 2022-2027 that embraces a model of integrative education. The next provost will have the opportunity to assess and adapt the strategic plan to meet evolving needs. MICA’s provost position will reward a forward-thinking leader who envisions a contemporary art and design education enlivened by civic, entrepreneurial, social, cultural, technological, and cross-sector literacies and practices. The recent history of MICA has been marked by its dynamic and ongoing shift from a largely residential college to a more agile site of curricular and pedagogical innovation at a pivotal moment in higher arts education specifically and higher education generally. MICA’s institutional change recognizes the importance of demonstrating educational return on investment, and is responsive to the intersectional 21st Century challenges and opportunities nationally and internationally.

The provost will work with faculty, staff, and the administration to reinvigorate MICA’s curriculum and, through exemplary work at MICA, help shepherd in a new educational era for the field. The provost’s work will provide students the opportunity to explore what it means to be global citizens who do, create, make, and challenge problems to find solutions.

As leader of the faculty, MICA’s Provost will be a mission-driven and collaborative team builder with a proven track record of working effectively with faculty across the disciplinary and interdisciplinary spectrum of art and design education. The role calls for a candidate with evidence of activating the professional development of a diverse faculty in ways that impact and improve the quality of student education and their post-graduate outcomes. Through expertise in and respect for shared governance, the provost will help ensure a meaningful partnership between the administration and faculty in a unionized environment.

For more than 195 years, MICA has served some of the most talented students and faculty across the nation and around the world in a creative, energized and intellectually stimulating learning environment. With nearly 2,000 full-time students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, MICA’s beautiful urban campus features over 30 buildings made up of studio, classroom, exhibition, performance, and residential spaces that showcase Baltimore's vast and rich history. MICA offers 19 distinct studio majors and concentrations, 3 liberal arts majors, and 20 graduate degree and post-baccalaureate programs. Students, faculty, staff, and alums are deeply passionate and intimately invested in the legacy of MICA as a leader in art and design education, cultivating a new generation of artists and designers.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and action-oriented leader who is invigorated by the opportunity to build, evolve, innovate, and collaborate with the MICA community. With a demonstrated ability to earn and maintain the respect of exceptional faculty and staff, the provost will join academic and administrative colleagues in maintaining the high quality of education for students while moving the institution forward in national and international prominence. The successful candidate will find personal and professional alignment with MICA’s Mission, Vision, and Tenets, and be committed to the MICA’s values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and globalization (DEIG).

MICA has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist with this important search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to:

MICA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the College to apply recruiting, hiring, promotion, compensation, and professional development and disciplinary practices without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected status. Further, the College provides reasonable accommodation to persons with mental or physical disabilities.

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