Artists, Designers, and Scholars as Teachers

SAIC’s faculty members are artists, designers, scholars, influencers, and innovators. They are mentors and educators, but equally, peers and collaborators. Our faculty offer real-world insight because they are experienced practitioners who have been in your position before.

They know what it’s like to re-evaluate their work and explore the idea of being an artist, a designer, and a scholar. And they are passionate about informing the process from conception to execution through unabashed discourse and critique.

See for Yourself

Watch the videos below to see some of our noted faculty members talk about their work, their teaching philosophy, and what makes SAIC a unique place to study art and design. 



Faculty Quick Facts

2014–15 SAIC Degree Program Faculty

153 Full-time faculty
693 Part-time faculty

846 total faculty in fall and spring semesters

Faculty Breakdown by Position

153 Full-time faculty

53 Professors
58 Associate Professors
39 Assistant Professors
3 Full-time Visiting Artists

158 Adjunct (ranked) part-time faculty

35 Adjunct Professors
61 Adjunct Associate Professors
62 Adjunct Assistant Professors

535 Lecturers (unranked) part-time faculty

White, Non-Hispanic: 82%
Asian or Pacific Islander: 7%
Hispanic: 6%
African American: 5%