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ESL Position at MICA

Humanistic Studies Special Contract Full-time, ESL/ESP

The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for a 1-year interim replacement position.

Begins: August 2012

Job Description:
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses designed for non-native English speakers that include:
Language of Artists I and II (One 3 credit hours each fall and spring, total 6 cr hrs per AY)
ESL Academic Writing Workshop (Two 1.5 credit hour sections each fall and spring, total 6 cr hrs per AY)
Undergraduate 90-hour Summer Intensive English Program (IEP) (Approx Aug. 1-22, equivalent to 6 cr hrs)
Duties include:
Teach courses mentioned above
Additional Ā½-hour conferences 3 times per semester with students enrolled in Academic Writing Workshop
Attend and participate in department meetings
Participate in student advising and serve on college committees.
Participate in freshman and transfer student writing assessments
Maintain office hours for each course taught.
Minimum Qualifications:
Terminal degree in art education, art history, comparative literature, creative writing, global humanities, humanistic studies, second language acquisition, studio arts or related fields
Experience/certification in TESOL
Experience with assessing ESL competency
Two years teaching and/or tutoring experience in an academic setting
Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of students, staff, and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds
Experience working in an art school environment and/or with artists
Successful Candidate will be required to complete a full background check
Preferred Qualifications:
Three years or more years teaching and/or tutoring experience in an academic setting
Coursework/experience in multi-cultural education
Experience living outside of the United States
Experience teaching ESL in an academic setting

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

Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before January 20, 2012, 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:
To be considered for the position please apply online through SlideRoom (

Once you have navigated to SlideRoom you will be asked to login or create a login. If you are creating an account you will be sent an email with instructions to activate your SlideRoom account. You will not be able to login and apply until you have activated your account.
Once you have logged in please follow these instructions. These instructions will also be posted in SlideRoom as you are applying.

Submit through SlideRoom as PDF documents:
Letter of Application
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Writing Sample (approx. 20 pages)
3 sample syllabi and/or exercises used in tutoring sessions
Three letters of recommendation, submitted directly by referees via
Recommendations are collected online via
Links to live URLs may be submitted as well, but will be considered as a secondary source. No slides, prints, CDs etc. please.
Please note that the MICA cannot accept, review or be responsible for hardcopies or original copies of portfolio materials. Please do not submit supplemental or original portfolio materials, as they will not be considered or returned.