Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Maryland Institute College of Art, Main Building, West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD, United States
Nov 17, 2017Full time
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies The Maryland Institute College of Art invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost will be joining MICA at a pivotal moment in the College’s history and will have the opportunity to collaborate with MICA’s students, faculty, and staff in realizing MICA’s new mission and vision for transforming art and design education. Under the leadership of President Samuel Hoi, the MICA community has newly articulated its historic commitment as a socially engaged anchor institution in the City of Baltimore with global reach that attracts students and teachers/practitioners from around the world. For MICA, social engagement is a key strategy to ensure relevance in contemporary art and design making, and is essential to MICA’s bold commitment to creative agency at both the local and global levels. MICA seeks a Vice Provost who shares this vision and who will work collaboratively with partners across the institution to advance curricular and organizational development in support of these bold ambitions. The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded in 1826, is consistently ranked in the very top tier of visual arts colleges in the nation and enrolls approximately 1,800 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students. MICA offers programs of study leading to the BFA, MA, MAT, and MFA degrees, as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies holds a strategic, senior level position on the leadership teams of both the Provost and the President. The Vice Provost’s role currently includes four direct reports as well as oversight of the Undergraduate Studies staff, the Undergraduate Program Chairs, and works collaboratively across the entire College to ensure the integrity, excellence and ongoing development of the undergraduate educational programs. MICA welcomes interest from candidates who share a common conviction that a powerfully reimagined approach to art and design education is and always has been a critical tool for transforming the world. Strong candidates may come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, including from schools of art and design or from comprehensive research universities. They should hold the terminal degree in their discipline, which should be either within art and design or a closely related field. It is critical that candidates demonstrate a passion for art and design as practitioners, teachers, and/or scholars, and have a significant record of achievement and innovation as a leader within a higher education environment. Please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to: Sue May, Partner Liz Moseley, Senior Associate Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP MICAViceProvost@storbecksearch.com MICA is an equal opportunity employer. As an educational institution dedicated to individual development in the visual arts, MICA nurtures, supports, and celebrates diversity in all of its forms including aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, socio-economic status, and marital status. This requires that the College develop and maintain 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.