Adjunct Faculty, Minor in Creative Entrepreneurship
Maryland Institute College of Art
Internal Number: R3018
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The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites applications for an adjunct faculty position under theRatcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship beginning August 2024. MICA is a private art and design college nationally known for the high quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, its dedication to student learning and teaching excellence, and its distinction in fine art and design at national and international levels.Â
MICA seeks a dedicated educator and entrepreneur with professional experience to serve as a part-time faculty member for the Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship (RCCE).Â
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about the future of creative entrepreneurship and its potential, especially within the fields of fine arts and design.
The faculty position will teach a studio course within the Creative Entrepreneurship Minor called MICApreneurSHOP, a 3-credit class. The faculty must be able to instruct students to conclude the course with the following Course Learning Outcomes:
Define the role of product development as a function of an integrated marketing system.
Outline the 5 stages of the product development process.
Integrate pre-production activities such as market, industry and competitive analysis into decision-making strategies.
Create, manufacture, or design a retail ready product in multiples and launch sales via e-commerce store or brick & mortar.
Prepare a business plan specific to retailing.
Develop an e-commerce store with the Shopify platform.
The Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship seeks candidates with a global perspective on business and entrepreneurship and who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in entrepreneurial projects and curriculum. Preferred candidates should have experience developing student-centered programs, hands-on pedagogical approaches, and research and material practices relevant to a student, faculty, and community population rich in diversity across race, ethnicity, gender, culture, physical ability, and class. They should also have an enthusiasm for working in Baltimore and building connections with the dynamic arts scene, creative community, and small business sectors in the city.Â
The following are minimum qualifications for the position:Â
Baccalaureate degree (BA, BFA, or other equivalent degree in respective fields).
2 years teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate internships/assistantships OR 3 years of experience teaching, training, or mentoring in an educational context or in alternative learning spaces (such as businesses, residencies, research programs, internships, etc.).
Entrepreneurial experience in a business including product development, market analysis, production, retail and e-commerce.
Demonstrated ability to support professional development of artists, designers, and emerging creative practitioners.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity.
Basic knowledge of Canvas LMS and Adobe Creative Suite.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Masters degree (MA, MFA, MBA, or equivalent terminal degree in respective fields).
A proven track record of working collaboratively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, diverse socioeconomic experiences, education levels, and degrees of professional training.Â
Experience working with English Language Learners, intercultural differences, and varied abilities in the classroom.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.Â
Background Check: Candidates must successfully complete a full background check.
Apply: The College will review applications as received. The position will remain open until filled.Â All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
*Applications MUST be initiated via the MICA website. Please provide a PDF document that includes:
Comprehensive CV detailing all relevant work experience.
A website link or PDF that includes 20 images or illustrated examples of professional work, or related professional projects, or other published work.Â
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About the Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship:
Artists and designers are some of the worldâs most creative thinkers; they are ambitious risk takers whose imaginations generate an abundance of ideas. Itâs no surprise then that a large number of art school graduatesâup to 75 percentâgo on to become entrepreneurs who launch truly innovative businesses, and many members of the MICA community exemplify this entrepreneurial trend. To help maximize and support these efforts, MICA hosts an annual Up/Start Venture Competitionâthe Collegeâs pitch and startup contest for students, graduates, and alumni who are launching or growing businesses. This spring, eight teams of MICA-related entrepreneurs competed in front of a panel of judges made up of some of the cityâs most successful business leaders and owners, with up to $100,000 in investment funding awarded to all teams. Virtual audience members choose a $5,000 Peopleâs Choice winner.
The Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship was established in the Fall of 2020 with a major gift from the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation to substantially expand the Collegeâs support for its creative thinkers and innovators. The gift enabled MICA to expand the co-curricular offerings of the Center for Career Development, launch a new First Year Fellows Program in Creative Entrepreneurship, and envision a new interdisciplinary minor to expand access to business skill development for all students no matter their major course of study.Â
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
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Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), 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 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 as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.