Employment

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design to provide equal employment opportunity. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, status with regard to receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Faculty Opportunities

Assistant/Associate Professor of Design

The Design Department of the Minneapolis College of Art + Design (MCAD) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Graphic Design area with a focus on interaction design. We are seeking a colleague who would join a faculty of experienced, passionate and committed educators, whose personal and professional practice has earned recognition on an international scale.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong professional and educational experience in interaction design, and will assume a dynamic and complimentary role within a curriculum that embraces both the applied and the experimental across all media. The position will encompass a full-time load of three classes per semester, student advising, service on college committees, an advisory role helping to oversee the 2D Foundation program, and will report to the Chair of Design. Courses taught will cover a broad range from Foundation 2D, introductory through advanced level interaction design, as well as traditional print-based graphic design. MCAD offers renewable, long-term contracts based on a clearly defined peer-review process.

The Department seeks an active and open-minded collaborator who will embrace students and faculty from all three areas of the Design Major: Comic Art, Illustration, and Graphic Design. Additionally, the successful candidate will seek out opportunities to collaborate with students and colleagues across the greater MCAD curriculum, and help our community build bridges that would help connect students to the Twin Cities and the larger world of interaction design.

MCAD Design Department Mission Statement

The Design Department at MCAD provides a rigorous learning experience that challenges, inspires, and educates students majoring in Comic Art, Graphic Design, and Illustration. Innovative creative thinking and form-making are equally nurtured within all programs through a robust studio practice, cross-disciplinary curricula, and a productive engagement with both traditional and emerging technologies. Professional development opportunities such as visiting artist and designer programs, mandatory internships, external partnered projects, and supplemental workshops expose students to both disciplines and a variety of professional practices. Students also experience contemporary methodologies, techniques, and technologies. Near completion of their degree requirements, Design Department majors are assisted in launching their career whether it be searching for employment or pursuit of further studies at a graduate level.

MCAD Graphic Design Area Mission Statement:

MCAD’s Graphic Design department produces designers who creatively investigate and engage with innovative problems, concepts, content and form. We promote curiosity, process, making and encourage students to develop a voice to produce original work. We produce graduates that are active practitioners and leaders within local, national, and international design communities.

MCAD

Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is an independent, accredited institution with 13 BFA degree programs in Fine Arts, Media Arts, and Design, as well as an established MFA program and online degrees. Dedicated to the success of each and every one of its degree-seeking students, MCAD is also an important member of the Twin Cities' thriving cultural community, extending educational and professional opportunities far beyond the school's campus. The Twin Cities are established on the national and international cultural map as a home of multiple and exceptional art and design institutions: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Art Institute, Weisman Art Museum, Soap Factory, Midway Contemporary Art, to name just a few. Famous it’s vital music scene, the Twin Cities offers multiple venues facilitating the complete range of musical experience from classical to contemporary and experimental music: from Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Northrop, Xcel Center, to iconic First Avenue. The Twin Cities also ranks among the top communities in the country rich in multiple grant and arts funding opportunities such as Jerome, McKnight, Bush and Minnesota State Arts Board foundations. Finally, the Twin Cities have an outstanding record of support and development of unique and innovative initiatives focusing on New Media and digital arts and design. From the Walker Art Center’s pioneering Design and New Media Initiatives, through Eyeo, Inst-Int, and Northern Spark, each provide exciting platforms for new, interactive, experimental and technology infused art and design.

Qualifications

Applicants should demonstrate a solid record of achievement in applied as well as academic practice, and hold a terminal degree in an applicable field. Three to five years of teaching experience is preferred.

Application

Deadline: Priority will be given to those who respond by February 15, 2016.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via video conference call.

Applications should include:

  1. Letter of application that explains qualifications for the position, including a discussion of pedagogical vision in higher education and description of studio practice and/or current research (not to exceed 3 pages).
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. URL of professional website and/or professional work samples (up to 20 images)
  5. Samples of relevant student work (up to 20 images)
  6. Contact information for three professional references: names, institutional affiliations, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers
  7. Transcript of degree, showing coursework appropriate to position (copies are acceptable); official transcript required prior to employment.

Electronic application procedure:

  1. Submit all materials in a single PDF file in the order as listed above (1-7).
  2. Limit PDF file to size 10MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_first name_design_faculty.pdf Samples of relevant student work (up to 20 images)
  3. Email complete application file to teach@mcad.edu with applicant’s last name in the subject line
  4. All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquiries to teach@mcad.edu and include job Design Faculty Search in all correspondence.
  5. Only complete applications will be eligible for consideration.

Other

  1. An official transcript from the institution in which applicant was awarded highest degree is required to execute a contractual agreement.
  2. As a condition of employment, applicants will be required to undergo a background check.
Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts (Art History)

Description:

The Liberal Arts Department of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks a full-time art historian in the field of Modern and Contemporary Art. We encourage applications from teaching scholars specializing in post-WWII art, preferably with expertise in a range of traditional and new media, able to teach foundation art history surveys, and with a secondary specialization or teaching experience in non-Western art history. The department also values teaching scholars able to draw connections across the liberal arts curriculum. Full-time faculty members are required to teach three courses each semester and participate in committee work and other departmental and college activities required of faculty. MCAD offers renewable, long-term contracts based on a clearly defined peer-review process.

Curriculum:

MCAD’s Liberal Arts curriculum has a two-fold purpose: to provide intellectual and historical context for students’ studio educations, and to provide broader cultural, social and philosophical instruction relevant to all students seeking professional careers and responsible citizenship. One-third of the undergraduates’ course load is in Liberal Arts. The curriculum provides foundational instruction in writing and in art and design history. A broad variety of upper level courses fill out art, design, and other histories of the studio majors of the college, while other upper level courses serve to meet the college’s distribution requirements for studies in the humanities and related sciences. The department offers an Art History minor.

Candidate qualifications::

Candidates must have a PhD in a related discipline, demonstrated teaching experience (minimum 3 years), and a record of publication, critical writing, curating, and/or scholarship.

The successful candidates will also have:

  • an ability to inspire and motivate students;
  • enthusiasm for innovative teaching methods such asexperiential and interactive learning;
  • an interest in collaboration and experimental projects with studio colleagues;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • publications in a relevant field of research, and participation in professional organizations;
  • an imagination for the intersection of the humanities and the arts.

MCAD/Twin Cities

Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit teaching institution located in the Twin Cities. MCAD is an independent, accredited institution with 13 BFA degree programs in Fine Arts, Media Arts, and Design, a BS degree in Entrepreneurial Studies, as well as an established MFA program and online degrees. Dedicated to the creative and professional success of its students, MCAD is also an important participant in the Twin Cities' thriving cultural community. The state of Minnesota has long enjoyed and valued a rich cultural life that is furthered by the generous support of numerous private foundations. Notable cultural institutions include the Walker Art Center, the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Weisman Art Museum. In addition, the Twin Cities are well-known for the quality of their live theater, musical venues, galleries, art film houses and festivals, and are home to many celebrated international advertising and design companies. Major sports teams in football, men and women’s basketball, baseball, and hockey complement the arts. Bicycling Magazine recently named Minneapolis one of the most bike friendly cities in America.

Deadline: Priority will be given to those who respond by January 11, 2016.

To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be received by January 11, 2016.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via video conference call.

Applications should include:

  1. Letter of application stating how experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position, a statement regarding Liberal Arts within an art and design context, and description of current research (not to exceed 3 pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. May include URL of professional website
  5. Contact information for three professional references: names, institutional affiliations, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers
  6. Transcript of degree, showing coursework appropriate to position (copies are acceptable); official transcript required prior to employment.

Electronic application procedure:

  • Submit all materials in a single PDF file in the order as listed above (1-6).
  • Limit PDF file to size 10MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_first name_la_faculty.pdf
  • Email complete application file to teach@mcad.edu with applicant’s last name in the subject line
  • All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquiries to teach@mcad.edu and include job LA Faculty Search in all correspondence.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem the application incomplete.

Other

  • An official transcript from the institution in which applicant was awarded highest degree is required to execute a contractual agreement.
  • As a condition of employment, applicants will be required to undergo a background check.
Adjunct Faculty—Degree Programs

Part-Time, Temporary Teaching Positions
Adjunct Faculty

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks applicants for possible part-time, temporary teaching positions as Adjunct Faculty.

Individuals qualified to teach in the undergraduate areas of design, fine arts, media arts, entrepreneurial studies, and the Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Critique Seminar course are invited to apply for consideration when temporary positions arise. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

To ensure consideration, the following application materials must be received:

  1. A letter of application (not to exceed two pages)
  2. A curriculum vitae (not to exceed three pages)
  3. The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references
  4. A URL of professional website and/or a single PDF including personal work and student work when applicable (include up to 20 personal images and 20 student images, limit file size to 10MB or less).
  5. For time based work please submit a URL of professional website and/ or links to Vimeo or YouTube (include up to 20 personal links and 20 student links, to ensure access, make sure these are not password protected). Do not email video files. Title all files with your last name, first name, the corresponding number in the list above (01, 02, 03, 04), and the department (Fine Arts, Media, or Design). For example: Doe_John_01_Design.pdf

Submit all materials in an email with the subject line Adjunct Faculty Application to academic_affairs@mcad.edu

All correspondence regarding these positions is conducted via email.

 

Instructor Positions, Summer Youth Programs

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Instructor, Summer Youth Programs

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks applicants for possible part-time, temporary teaching positions in our continuing education department.

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks qualified instructors to teach in the MCAD Summer Youth Programs. MCAD Summer Youth Programs offer classes for kids and teens, ages 5-18, on a variety of art and design topics.

Qualifications include: An MFA or advanced degree in Art Education and a minimum of 3 years experience developing and teaching art classes for youth. As a condition of employment, applicants will be required to undergo a background check.

To apply, send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and phone numbers of three professional references, a URL and/or non-returnable CD of professional and/or student work (if available) to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Assistant Director, Continuing Education
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
betsy_catron@mcad.edu

Applications received by Nov. 15 will be given priority consideration.

 

Liberal Arts Adjunct Faculty

Liberal Arts Department
Part-Time, Temporary Teaching Positions
Adjunct Faculty

 

The liberal arts department at Minneapolis College of Art and Design reviews applications for part-time, temporary teaching positions on an ongoing basis.

The department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching experience and professional skills closely align with one or more of our distribution requirements: Scientific Perspectives, Economics and Mathematical Systems, Global Perspectives, Political Thought and Ethics, Creative and Professional Writing, or Art History. Candidates with experience in Foundation Art History or Foundation Writing are also encouraged to apply.

Note that no studio classes are taught in the liberal arts department. Candidates interested in teaching in the studio arts should contact the respective department: Media Arts, Fine Arts, Design, or the Bachelor of Science Program.

Requirements: Previous teaching experience is required. MA/MFA (or professional equivalent) required; ABD or PhD (or professional equivalent) preferred. Adjunct faculty members are expected to maintain active professional practices during their appointments.

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design has been creating art on the cutting edge for well over a century. With the highest accreditation level possible for an art and design college, MCAD provides students the instruction they need to grow—along with the freedom critical to fostering their individual creativity.

Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative approaches, MCAD offers majors in advertising, animation, comic art, drawing, filmmaking, fine arts studio, graphic design, furniture design, illustration, painting, photography, print paper book, sculpture, and web and multimedia environments.

Located in South Minneapolis next to two of the Twin Cities' cultural gems—the Children's Theatre Company and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts—MCAD offers students an ideal mix of support and challenge. The community is able to be part of the arts at MCAD through continuing education and youth programs, exhibitions, lectures, and special events.

To ensure consideration, the following application materials must be received:

  1. A letter of application stating how experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position, a statement regarding Liberal Arts within an art and design context, and description of current research (not to exceed two pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed three pages)
  3. Complete information for three professional references
  4. URL of professional website (optional)

Submit all materials in a single PDF file. Limit the PDF file size to 10MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_first name_la_adjunct.pdf

Email complete application file to academic_affairs@mcad.edu.

Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applications will be acknowledged via email. Interviews will be scheduled based on departmental needs.

 

Part-Time, Temporary Teaching Positions, Continuing Education Program

Part-Time, Temporary Teaching Positions
Continuing Education Program


The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks applicants for possible part-time, temporary teaching positions in our continuing education program.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals or to apply for consideration when temporary positions arise in the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, illustration, comic art, animation, photography, film, graphic design, typography, and youth programs.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. To apply, send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and phone numbers of three professional references, a URL and/or non-returnable CD of professional and student work (if available) to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Assistant Director, Continuing Education
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
betsy_catron@mcad.edu

 

Teaching Positions in Graphic Design, Web Design, and Web Development

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design offers two 30-credit post-baccalaureate certificates in graphic design and in interactive design and marketing for students who hold an undergraduate degree and want to develop professional skills. The certificates are awarded upon successful completion of a 10-course sequence completed over two or three years. The interactive design and marketing certificate is a fully online program with both students and faculty residing all over the country. Course content includes ideation, design history, web design and development, managing workflow and professional relationships, design theory, and research methods.

Professional designers. marketers and web developers are invited to apply for teaching assignments (typically one course per semester) in these exciting programs. The post-baccalaureate certificates are offered through the continuing education department with full access to state-of-the-art computer labs, the print facility, and seminar classrooms at the college for face-to-face courses. Those applying for teaching assignments in the online program do not need to reside in Minnesota.

To apply, send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and phone numbers of three professional references, a URL and/or non-returnable CD of professional and student work (if available) to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Director, Continuing Education
Continuing Education Dept.
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
ce_director@mcad.edu

 

Visiting Faculty/Animation

Media Arts
One-Year Faculty Position

The Media Arts Department at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks candidates for the coming academic year 2016/2017. This is a benefits-eligible position.

Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is an independent, accredited institution with 13 BFA degree programs in Fine Arts, Media Arts, and Design, as well as an established MFA program. Dedicated to the success of each and every one of its 720 degree-seeking students, MCAD is also an important member of the Twin Cities' thriving cultural community, extending educational and professional opportunities far beyond the college's campus. MCAD's Media Arts program is unique both for its focus on creative direction and its foundation in the studio learning experience.

Position description
The successful applicant will teach a full-time load of three classes per semester to undergraduate students, serve on college committees and report to the Chair of Media Arts. This is a one-year contract position with possibility of renewal. Start date August 2016.

Qualifications
Applicants should have a solid record of achievement and hold a Master's degree and/or professional equivalent. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in all aspects of animation production including 2D and 3D with the ability to teach conceptual and theoretical histories, readings and discussions related to the broadest definition of animation. Specifically applicants will have a working knowledge of character design, storyboard process, lighting, sound, and editing. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Maya required. The ability to teach conceptual and theoretical histories, readings and discussions related to the broadest definition of animation. Specifically applicants will have a working knowledge of character design, storyboard process, lighting, sound, and editing. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Maya required.

Electronic application procedure
Applicants should email teach@mcad.edu with subject line stating applicant’s last name, Animation Visiting Faculty Search; e.g. Smith Animation Visiting Faculty Search

  • A cover letter detailing teaching philosophy and qualifications;
  • cv; and contact information for three professional references (including names, institutional affiliations, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers)
  • URL of personal work and student work of no longer than 10 minutes each
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Submit all materials in a single PDF file in the order as listed above.
  • Limit PDF file to size 10MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_firstname_Media_faculty.pdf

Only complete applications will be eligible for consideration.

An official transcript from the institution in which applicant was awarded highest degree is required to execute a contractual agreement.

As a condition of employment, applicants will be required to undergo a background check.

Staff Opportunities

Windows Systems Administrator/Postmaster

Technology

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position in our Technology Department. We enjoy a dynamic work environment that includes outstanding holiday and vacation time accruals. We offer a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental and 403(b) pension plans. After six months of service you will receive free MCAD tuition for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children, and your dependents may be eligible for free tuition at more than 600 colleges nation-wide.

To apply, e-mail your cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirements to: computer_jobs@mcad.edu with Windows Systems Admin/Postmaster in the subject line; OR send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Technology- Windows Systems Admin/Postmaster
2501 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Provides operational management, security and documentation for MCAD’s school-wide Windows hardware and software infrastructure.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Primary Windows Administrator:

  1. Client and server hardware administration
  2. Microsoft Active Directory Server
  3. Microsoft SQL Server
  4. User Management
  5. Security
  6. Departmental file server administration
  7. Other ITS supported Windows systems

B. Primary Application Administrator for Windows applications:

  1. Jenzabar (SIS)
  2. PowerFAIDs
  3. Blackboard
  4. MS Dynamics GP
  5. Ceridian

Primary Windows Build Administrator:

  1. Windows desktop build administration
  2. Windows client hardware purchasing and maintenance
  3. Software deployment and maintenance
  4. Other specialized builds and software installation as required

Primary Google Apps Administrator:

  1. Google Apps for Education domain administration
  2. Google Groups administration
  3. Other services, as enabled

Primary Backup Administrator:

  1. Retrospect Administration
  2. Backup compliance and facilitation

Secondary Virtualization Administrator:

  1. Manage Citrix XenServer infrastructure

Secondary Desktop Support:

  1. Tier 3 desktop support

Common Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  1. On-call (primary and secondary) for responding to and resolving systems issues occurring outside of business hours
  2. Project management
  3. Help Desk support and departmental technical service requests
  4. Basic hardware maintenance and network cable pulls, which requires some lifting
  5. Department cross-training and coordination
  6. Oversee and advise MCAD community regarding technology data structures, policies, standards, procedures, methodology, etc.
  7. Purchasing research, vendor selection, and vendor maintenance
  8. Technical guidance and assistance
  9. Other projects and duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: BS in MIS, or equivalent technical experience

Experience: Three years work experience in Active Directory management as well as administration of Windows-based information systems and client workstations, preferably in an educational environment. Documented experience troubleshooting infrastructure issues: firewalls, DNS, permissions, virtualization, hardware, etc. Comprehensive knowledge of the Windows operating system (Server 2008 R2/Windows 7 and up), including Windows Firewall, IIS, PowerShell, ODBC, User Account Control, etc. Working knowledge of enterprise virtualization technologies (e.g., XenServer), databases (Microsoft SQL Server), directory servers (e.g.; LDAP), email administration (Google Apps for Education),, multi-server backup applications (e.g.; Retrospect). Experience with interpreted programming languages (e.g.; VBScript), supported server operating systems (e.g.;, Linux, Mac OS X), and version control (e.g.; Git, Subversion) a plus.

Skills: Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals. Facility in identifying, prioritizing and solving problems with a deadline. Excellent customer service and the ability to work effectively in a team. Must be a self-starter.

Additional Requirements: On-call for responding to and resolving issues occurring outside of business hours.

Other: This position has been identified as security sensitive, and as such will require a background check. At the discretion of the college, various background checks may be done during the course of employment.

Custodial

General cleaning and upkeep of classroom, office and dorm spaces. Light grounds keeping, snow removal. 1st, 2nd, 3rd shift , some weekends, part-time up to 3.5 hours per day, non-benefits eligible, $9.00/hr to start. Will train. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, just off bus line.

Contact MCAD Facilities at facilities@mcad.com .

EOE

Public Safety Officer (On-Call)

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design accepts applications on an ongoing basis for on-call public safety officers in our Public Safety Office. On-call positions are non-benefits eligible.

Primary function is to provide a safe and secure campus environment by: protecting life and property, preventing and responding to crimes, operating the communications center, and assisting the college community by responding to requests of service. All duties will be carried out in accordance with local, state, and federal laws, as well as college policies.

Candidates will be eligible for continued training after probationary period, which includes certification in Defensive Tactics, First Aid, and CPR. All required uniforms and necessary equipment will be supplied by the college.

Qualifications include: high school diploma, or equivalent, required; associate's degree preferred. First Aid and CPR certification, preferred. General security experience, particularly in a college environment, preferred. Understanding of law enforcement and the key issues that impact a security officer. Must possess excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills, as well as interpersonal skills. Must have ability to prioritize when dealing with multiple high-priority situations. Must have valid driver's license. Satisfactory background and DMV check required. The starting wage range is $12.70 to $13.50 per hour, depending on experience and education.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to: steve_mclaughlin@mcad.edu; OR send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Steve McLaughlin, Public Safety Office
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

 


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