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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 saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult saic.edu/about for information on the School and its programs, or saic.edu/about/jobsatsaic for open positions and application procedures.

About SAIC

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 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.