The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks exceptional artists, architects, and scholars for full-time, tenured or tenure-track positions in a variety of disciplines—Architecture, Art History, Fiber and Materials Studies, Painting and Drawing, and Sculpture—to join the ranks of its renowned faculty. Applicants are expected to have an active professional practice, with experience and commitment to teaching at the college-level. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions, and are commensurate with quality of scholarship or practice, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. All positions begin in August 2013.
Faculty are responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, and working individually with graduate students in the tutorial fashion for which SAIC’s graduate programs are known. Faculty are expected to maintain active professional practices, contribute to the vibrant and creative culture of a prestigious art school, and participate in departmental and school-wide committees and service to the institution. There is an expectation that all full-time tenured faculty will chair their department on a rotating basis as well.
Full position descriptions and online-only application procedures can be found at: saic.edu/about/jobs/faculty.
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as post-baccalaureate programs to more than 2,500 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC is one of the largest private schools of art and design in the country with programs reflecting current practices in art. SAIC’s educational philosophy is built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design that provides unparalleled opportunities for students to develop their creative and critical abilities. Renowned faculty are leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC’s resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing. Numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. Multiple galleries on campus provide students with opportunities to exhibit their work for professional development. Extended partnerships with organizations and institutions city-wide provide students intern- and externships across Chicago. For more information, please visit saic.edu.
Degree tracks include the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio; BFA with Emphasis in Art Education, Art History, or Writing; BA and MA in Visual and Critical Studies; BIA (Interior Architecture); Master of Architecture; Master of Design in Designed Objects or Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Fine Arts in Studio or Writing; Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy; Art Education; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is committed to creating a diverse community of faculty and students, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the position without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender-related identity, marital status, parental status, military or formal military status, and any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.