Faculty Position in Experimental Fashion, Fibers

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Full-time Faculty, Experimental Fashion, Fiber, Maryland Institute College of Art

The Fiber Department of Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution.

The College seeks an outstanding, accomplished artist who is committed to both the tradition and the exploration of current and new innovations in the Fiber field with a strong conceptual and historical understanding of the media in the fine arts context. The studio artist/ educator will teach eighteen 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 program, be proficient in traditional techniques and a broad understanding of new approaches to the fiber medium with a specialty in the emerging area of digital fiber-related technologies and Smart Textiles and have a visionary relationship to the newly established Experimental Fashion Concentration. As faculty in a Fiber program, the candidate should have a broad understanding of the fiber practice and be knowledgeable of contemporary art issues and theory. The candidate should have the ability to integrate theoretical, material, practical and social issues into fiber studio pedagogy. Some administrative experience will be valued.

Requirements:

* MFA degree
* Minimum 3 years of full-time teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships
* Strong record of professional excellence as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and exhibition activity
* Personal commitment to teaching on a college level
* Knowledgeable about contemporary art issues and theory
* Capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program
* Ability to work in a collaborative environment, participating in advising, institutional and departmental committee service and scheduled departmental and student activities
* Successful Candidate will be required to complete Employment and Education Verifications

Valued but not required:

* Proficient in traditional techniques in the fiber medium
* Proficient in new technologies in the fiber medium
* Ability to coordinate the department exhibitions of student work during the school year

Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before January 11, 2010, 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.

Submit by mail: 20 images of professional work, 20 images of students’ work with a descriptive list on CD to:

Experimental Fashion Fiber Search
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you wish the materials to be returned.

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