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ESL (Humanistic Studies), Full-time Faculty

Date 2013-01-02 05:01:02 Location : North America

Employment Level:Non tenure track
Application Deadline:Open until filled
Category: English as a second language, Speech/ rhetoric
Employment Status:Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Humanistic Studies Department of The Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position in English as a Second Language with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning Fall 2013.

The faculty position will teach 15 credits per year, including a release for curricular duties in the fall, 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, and have a broad understanding of new approaches to teaching ESL. The successful candidates responsibilities will include:

Teaching 15 credits in the Department of Humanistic Studies (2:3 load including one course release for curricular duties in the Fall)
Teaching ESL courses at the introductory and advanced levels
Teaching upper division electives in the liberal arts (as required)
ESL curriculum and program development, management, and assessment
Assessment and placement of incoming ESL students
Management of per course faculty working in support of the ESL curriculum

The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty maintain an active professional practice and meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including departmental management, advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college.

Masters degree in ESOL, TESL, Linguistics, or Education with an ESL focus
Bachelors degree in a liberal arts discipline
3 years fulltime teaching experience in ESL at the collegiate level
Experience with ESL curriculum and program development and management at the collegiate level
Ability to work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and administration in the delivery of ESL curriculum
Interest in teaching ESL to students in the fine arts
Commitment to working with diverse student populations
Successful Candidate will be required to complete Employment and Education Verifications

Valued, but not required:
PhD or EdD in Education, Linguistics, or Rhetoric
Experience as a program director or assistant director in ESL at the collegiate level
An active program of research and publication
5 years full-time teaching experience in ESL at the collegiate level
Experience teaching liberal arts subjects and ESL to students in the fine arts
Experience working and living abroad
Competency in one or more foreign languages

Additional Information:
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.

Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before February 15, 2013, 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.

Application Instructions:
Visit You will be asked to login or create a login. Once you have logged in, please follow these instructions. Instructions will also be posted in Slide­Room as you are applying.

Please Submit via Slideroom:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Sample teaching materials
Three letters of reference

Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

About MICA:

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded in 1826, is consistently ranked among the very top tier of visual arts colleges in the nation and enrolls approximate­ly 1,800 undergraduate students and 250 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. MICA is also recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs, including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually, as well artists residencies, film series, lectures, readings, performances. Visit the Colleges website at

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. MICAs commitment to diversity prepares its graduates to excel professionally and assume leadership roles in a global context.

MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.