Faculty Positions - Maine College of Art

Adjunct Faculty for Art History Survey

Adjunct Faculty for Art History Survey

Position Summary

Maine College of Art (MECA) seeks an adjunct instructor/assistant-professor to teach two sections per semester of the undergraduate-level Art History Survey courses. This art history course is a chronological overview of artworks and art periods. During the first semester the course covers artworks produced from the prehistoric period up to the 15th century Renaissance period. The second semester course explores artworks produced from the Baroque period through the Pop Art period. This course introduces students to the major historical monuments of world art as well as a variety of art forms from different cultures and periods. The course explores how individual artworks express form, style, and cultural meaning, while also introducing students to art historical vocabulary, analysis, and various methods of art historical research. The class features a mix of lectures and student activities. A visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts during the Spring semester is an integral part of the class.

Ideally, this hire will begin in the Spring 2019 semester but we are also interested in candidates who may not be available to teach until the Fall 2019 semester. Minimum requirements: MA in Art History and teaching experience. Preferred requirements: PhD in Art History and college-level teaching experience in an art school environment. This is an adjunct position reporting to the Chair of Academic Studies.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until a hire is made. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Please email the document to employment@meca.edu. Place “AH SURVEY [LastName FirstName]” in the subject line. The PDF must include (1) an application letter which describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the listed position description; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a diversity statement; (4) a teaching philosophy; (5) relevant scholarly publications (if available); (6) a list of four references with contact information, one of which should be a student. Finalists must submit all college transcripts and agree to a background check.

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Art Education Faculty

Art Education Faculty

Maine College of Art (MECA) invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Art Education with duties preferably commencing on or before August 1, 2019.

Position Summary & Qualifications

This is a faculty appointment in the Master of Arts in Teaching program with responsibilities to include instruction of core curriculum and supervision of student teachers. Faculty report to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of the College.

Required qualifications include that the candidate:

  1. Be a practicing artist/educator
  2. Possess content knowledge in the field being taught as demonstrated through coursework, professional development, independent research, publications, and presentations
  3. Have the ability to teach using a wide variety of tools, including effective use of technology
  4. Relate positively to candidates and students and adapt to their learning needs
  5. Possess the academic preparation necessary to teach the advanced course requirements of the MAT program
  6.  Able to work in a collaborative environment

The preferred candidate will have an Ed.D. or Ph.D. and show an interest in working with public art programs and community organizations. The applicant should be articulate in contemporary issues in art and in art education. Expertise/credentials in fine arts, design, or art history is required, as is evidence of scholarly publications, presentations and/or exhibitions.

The Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) is an intensive ten-month art education program that reflects the most progressive approaches in the field related to teaching art. Each year, a small student cohort gains a comprehensive understanding of how artistic and educational skills intersect through the exploration of theories of artistic development, and engagement in educational practices in a cooperative learning environment and residencies in the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Greater Portland’s public and private schools, and community-based organizations. Students complete 15 weeks of student teaching within a sixty-minute radius of Portland or select to intern at a distance when qualified. Click here for further details.

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation ranges from $42,000 to $52,000, based on experience and rank. A comprehensive benefits package is offered, including health, dental, vacation, sick and retirement benefits.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The suggested application deadline is October 1, 2018. Digital applications are required. In one PDF file not to exceed 25MB please include: (1) an application letter which describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the listed position description; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching philosophy; (4) a sample syllabus, lesson plan, and portfolio of work with a maximum of 20 images, at least 10 of which must be student work, or a link to the portfolio; (5) any relevant scholarly publications; (6) a diversity statement; and (7) a list of five references with contact information, one of which should be a student.

Attach the PDF to an email and send to employment@meca.edu. Place “ART ED FACULTY: [Your Name]” in the <Subject> line. Applications will be kept confidential until such time as candidates visit campus. Finalists must agree to a background check.

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Institution

Maine College of Art is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 525 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.

MECA is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts in eleven majors, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Our goal at MECA is to teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals.

About 1,200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies Program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important resource of art and design oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art.

Maine College of Art is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The College’s accreditation status with both agencies was renewed in 2016.

Institution

Maine College of Art is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 500 students, the majority of whom are in the undergraduate program. About 1,200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies Program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important resource of art and design oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art.

MECA is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts in eleven majors, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Our goal at MECA is to teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals.

Maine College of Art is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The College’s accreditation status with both agencies was renewed in 2016.

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.