About: Faculty Positions
The Search Process
After the submission deadline, a search committee composed of faculty reviews applications to identify up to 20 semifinalists for telephone interviews (usually by February). From this pool, a select group of three finalists are invited to campus to give a public presentation of their work, interview with the search committee, interact with students (both formally and informally), and discuss the position in detail with the Dean of Faculty (in March and April). The final candidate is typically identified by or before April. Positions begin in late August.
SAIC does not publish salaries, as each offer reflects the expertise, qualifications, and unique experience of the candidate.
Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consult saic.edu/about for information on the School and its programs, or saic.edu/about/jobsatsaic for open positions and application procedures.
All faculty positions are contingent on budget. A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, the School is one of the largest and oldest 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 with renowned faculty who are leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its Modern Wing, and numerous special collections and programming venues that provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances.
The School currently enrolls 3,500 students in 15 studio departments and eight academic departments. There are 175 full-time tenured, tenure-track, or visiting faculty and 500 adjunct and part-time faculty supported by 300 staff.
Degree tracks include: the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio or Writing; Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History or Visual and Critical Studies; BFA with Emphasis in Art Education; BIA (Interior Architecture); Master of Architecture; Master of Design in Designed Objects or Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Arts (MA) degrees in Arts Administration; Art Education; Modern and Contemporary Art History; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The Art Institute of Chicago, including both the school and the museum, is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students, visitors, faculty, and staff, and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications. The Art Institute of Chicago does not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or former military status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, in its programs and activities, public accommodations or employment practices. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Title IX Coordinator
Michael Nicolai, Vice President for Human Resources
Human Resources Department
116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
Section 504 Coordinator
Felice Dublon, PhD, Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs
36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1204
Chicago, IL 60603
For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, see the Office for Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 800.421.3481.