October 29, 2009

Director, Hoffberger School of Painting

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Director of the Hoffberger School of Painting. This position will begin in the Fall 2011 Semester.

Among the most selective graduate painting programs in the country, MICA’s Hoffberger School of Painting is a four semester, 60 credit, full-time program that each year awards the master of fine art degree to about half of its fourteen candidates. Led by its late founder, Grace Hartigan, since 1965, the program has been solely focused on mentoring a select group of highly talented painters in the discovery and expression of their individual artistic voices.

The Director of the Hoffberger School of Painting is the educational leader and principal administrator of the program. S/he acts as principle mentor to the students; creates the vision and organization for the program; and leads in the selection of other supporting faculty. The director reports to the Dean of Graduate Studies and works with the other graduate faculty to oversee areas of common interest and coordination.  In order to fill this important position, MICA seeks an established artist/educator with the vision and experience necessary to respond to the aesthetic pluralism of contemporary painting practice. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of professional achievement and experience teaching on a college-level.  An advanced degree is preferred. The salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with College policy.

Interested candidates should submit online a letter, curriculum vita; statement of teaching philosophy; and names, phone numbers, and email addresses for three references.

To Apply online please go to:  http://mica.interviewexchange.com

Candidates should also submit 20 images of professional work and, if available, 20 images of students' work formatted as a Powerpoint presentation with each image a maximum of 800 X 600 pixels, RGB, 72 dpi, jpeg accompanied by a slide/image list indicating each image’s title, dimensions, medium, and date (in order of presentation). Powerpoint presentation should be sent to: ejakowski@mica.edu with subject line “Hoffberger Search.”

Links to live URLs may be submitted as well, but will be considered as a secondary source.

Although materials received before February 1, 2010 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations, or applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

MICA is among the oldest, independent, fully accredited, professional college of art in the nation.  Its approximately 1600 undergraduate students work toward a BFA degree in 15 visual arts disciplines and its 250 graduate students are candidates for the MA, MAT, or MFA degree in 10 programs. Continual interaction among all of the College'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 equal opportunity employer. As an education institution dedicated to individual development in the visual arts, MICA nurtures, supports, and celebrates diversity in all of its forms including aesthetic, cultural, philosophical, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and socio-economic. This requires that the College develops and maintains 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.