Call for nominations & applications: Director, Mount Royal School of Art

Call for nominations & applications: Director, Mount Royal School of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Credit: Brian Boru.
February 15, 2013
Call for nominations & applications: Director, Mount Royal School of Art

Application deadline:
Until position is filled

Maryland Institute College of Art
Office of Graduate Studies
131 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Mount Royal School of Art. This position will begin in the fall 2013 semester.

The Mount Royal School of Art was created in 1974 as a multidisciplinary program for graduate study in fine arts. The program seeks to broaden definitions of art making, illuminate and discuss current and historical ideas in the different disciplines, help students toward their own profession, and assist them in finding their own voices. Because Mount Royal is not a media-specific program, students are encouraged to work in the ways most appropriate to their individual research. That study can be focused within a specific media or cross over and into other disciplines and media.

The Mount Royal School of Art is a two-year, full-time program enrolling about 28 students. It is housed in the newly renovated Graduate Center located in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District, one of the most vibrant and growing art scenes in the country. The Center includes spacious private studios, a grad lab for digital work, ready access to shops, exhibition space, and other resources beneficial to making and discussing art. Renovations to a second building of the Graduate Studies Center are being designed now. 

The Director of the Mount Royal School of Art is the educational leader of the program. S/he reviews, interviews and selects candidates from the applicant pool; acts as principle mentor to the students; creates the vision and organization for the program; and leads in the selection of other supporting faculty and visiting artists. The Director reports to the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and works with the other graduate directors to oversee areas of common interest and coordination.  In order to fill this important position, the Maryland Institute seeks a professionally active artist/educator with the vision and experience necessary to respond to the diversity and pluralism of contemporary artistic expression—including non-traditional approaches and mediums. An advanced degree is preferred and college level teaching experience required. The salary and benefits are nationally competitive and commensurate with the College’s policies. 

Application instructions
To be considered for the position please apply online through SlideRoom.

Once you have navigated to SlideRoom you will be asked to login or create a login. If you are creating an account you will be sent an email with instructions to activate your SlideRoom account. You will not be able to login and apply until you have activated your account. Once you have logged in please follow these instructions. These instructions will also be posted in SlideRoom as you are applying.

Submit through SlideRoom:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement describing areas of expertise in art
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• List of three references with address, phone, and email
• 20 images of professional work with a list indicating each image’s title, dimensions, medium, and date
• If available, 20 images of students’ work.
Links to live URLs may be submitted as well, but will be considered as a secondary source.  

The position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations, or applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Established in 1826, MICA is the oldest continuously degree-granting professional college of art and design in the nation. More than 1900 undergraduate students work toward a BFA degree in 16 majors, and its 350 graduate students are candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, MPS, MA, MBA/MA, MAT, or MFA degree in 18 programs. Continual interaction among all of the Institute’s many graduate programs, as well as an exciting annual program of academic coursework, lectures, exhibitions, and other activities, create a vibrant environment for serious graduate study. 

MICA is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunities Employer.

For information, contact:
Robert Merrill, Ph.D., Vice-Provost for Graduate Studies: [email protected]

Maryland Institute College of Art
Office of Graduate Studies
131 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
T 410 225 5242
F 410 225 5274


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