Assistant Professor/Assistant Director, Low-Residency MFA Program

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor/assistant director for its Low-Residency MFA Program, starting Fall 2017. The successful candidate will take an active role in the administration of the Low-Residency MFA Program throughout the academic year as well as act as a core faculty member during the Summer Intensive term. Preference will be given to applicants whose artistic practice engages with computational art, creative coding, or software studies and whose pedagogy informs the potentials of online education. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with level and output of production, scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidate will offer a distinct approach to the diverse range of media, practices, and students in the program and contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and artistic practices in their field.

Program Profile

The Low-Residency MFA Program at SAIC enrolls a total of 105 students in its three-year program, with students pursuing artistic, writing, and critical practices in an interdisciplinary environment. Some twenty faculty members from SAIC serve as the program’s core faculty along with a robust program of visiting artists. Recent visiting artists have included Yvonne Rainer, Glenn Ligon, Eileen Myles, Zoe Leonard, Sarah Fraser, Wu Tsang, and Rodney McMillan. Students are on campus every summer for a 6-week intensive term in June and July and, throughout the year, take courses online and advise with an international network of studio mentors. For further information, visit the Low-Residency MFA Program

Responsibilities

This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position with a percentage of the teaching contract initially devoted to administrative duties associated with the role of assistant director. The assistant director assignment will be reviewed for renewal in the fourth year. In addition to serving as core faculty in the Summer term, the successful candidate will also have regular administrative responsibilities on campus in the Fall and Spring terms during the academic year and the ability to teach in the academic year curriculum. They will be an active participant in the education of MFA students and may offer studio courses and/or individual advising. In addition, they will take a leadership role in the coordination of resources and faculty for a geographically disparate student body, and they will facilitate student learning by playing an on-going role in the program’s curricular functioning and assessment. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to professional recognition and excellence in teaching. A sustained and expanding record of exhibitions or other relevant public engagements is expected of the successful applicant.

Qualifications

MFA or other terminal degree in a related field with some teaching experience is preferred. Applicants should have an active creative practice and a strong national or international exhibition record, and must demonstrate a commitment to outstanding teaching and service. Applicants with experience in the administration of graduate degree programs and/or in distance/low-residency art education are encouraged to apply. 

Application Procedures

By or before Monday, October 1, 2016, please submit application materials at http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com. You will be asked to create an account, and then complete the application that is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason. 

Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references.

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; artistic statement; statement of teaching philosophy; and portfolio of creative work and support materials or other documents as appropriate. 

Questions

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult www.saic.edu for information on the School and its programs, or visit Jobs at SAIC for open positions and application procedures. 

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Full-Time Faculty Position in Art Education

The Department of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for full-time, tenured or tenure track faculty members to begin in August of 2017. Focus for one or more of these positions will be on SAIC’s teacher education degrees, including Illinois State Board of Education program reviews and reporting, mapping standards to newly designed curriculum, and oversight of data collection and teacher licensing. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with level of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidates will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing perspectives, ways of thinking, and/or unique sets of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and practices in the field.

Program Profile

With historical ties to the Art Institute of Chicago and other vibrant cultural sites across the city, SAIC has been a leader in developing art and design curricula for over 150 years. SAIC’s art education programs prepare students to become exemplary teachers, educators in museums and other settings, teaching artists, socially engaged artists, and practitioners of responsible and innovative art, design, and cultural education, committed to shaping socially responsive institutions and vibrant communities.

The Department of Art Education, one of 23 departments at SAIC, currently has six full-time faculty and over 10 part-time faculty offering more than 25 courses each year to undergraduate and graduate students through three degree programs. Two programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE): Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Art Education (BFAAE) and the 48-credit Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). The 36-hour Master of Arts in Art Education (MAAE) focuses on teaching within museums, communities, and alternative or informal settings and has no certification requirements.

Department faculty cultivate and maintain professional affiliations and ongoing community programmatic initiatives within the Chicago area; provide leadership in the national and international field of art education; and model innovative pedagogical practice, working across the curriculum, demonstrating deep understanding of transdisciplinary practices. Further information can be found on the Department's website.

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be prepared to teach graduate seminars, core courses within the undergraduate and graduate programs (including licensure courses), develop new and refine existing curricula, supervise thesis projects and fieldwork, and advise students planning careers in art education and in related fields.

Administrative responsibilities may include the oversight of graduate and undergraduate degree programs; the Illinois State Board of Education program review; school, community and constituency relations; and collaborative program development within an art school and museum. The candidate must maintain professional scholarly and/or creative production; represent the department in local, regional, and national professional forums; and provide service to the department, institution, and community. The successful candidate must be capable of performing administrative duties, and provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis.

Qualifications

Terminal degree in art education or related field required: PhD, EdD, or MFA. The ideal candidate emphasizes creative and critical perspectives in an expanded field of art education and maintains a robust creative and/or scholarly practice. The candidate’s professional experiences must demonstrate knowledge of and participation in contemporary fields of art and education.

Professional experience should include school or community settings as well as college and/or graduate level teaching. The candidate has experience teaching courses related to art, design, or digital technology education in relation to fields such as visual and material culture, gender studies, critical race theory, disability studies, or museology. The candidate’s prior experiences demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with others to build strong and innovative programs and initiatives. Applicants must evidence significant recognition for practices in research, publications, presentations, and/or art making.

Application Procedures

By or before Monday, January 16, 2017 please submit application materials at SAIC Slideroom. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references.

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; two examples of course syllabi; and portfolio of creative work and support materials or other documents as appropriate.

Questions

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult our website for information on the School and its programs, or visit Jobs at SAICfor open positions and application procedures.

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Full-Time Faculty Position in Art History, Theory, and Criticism

The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure track faculty member to begin in August of 2017. This position is for a historian of African American Art with additional expertise in methodologies, theories, and historiography. Preference will be given to scholars who study the diverse forms and communities of African-American art, and who can demonstrate familiarity with issues of diaspora, migration, and networks of global exchange. This faculty position will play a role in the department's continued expansion of the intellectual conversation of the field of art and design history at SAIC. A substantive record of scholarship is expected of senior candidates, as is the promise of continued publication and research output for all applicants.

Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with level of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations in the field.

Program Profile

The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, one of 23 departments at the school, is comprised of sixteen full-time art historians specializing in modern and contemporary art and design. Together with 50 part-time faculty, the department currently offers 225 courses, and mentors 30 dedicated MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History students, undergraduate students pursuing a dedicated BA in Art History, and dual-degree graduate students earning an MA in Arts Administration and Policy in conjunction with their MA in Art History. Further information can be found at the Department’s homepage.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will contribute to the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism’s MA and BA programs in Art History, providing undergraduate courses, graduate seminars, and master’s thesis supervision. The candidate will also be an active participant in the education of studio artists, designers, architects, and arts professionals at the MFA, MA and BFA levels and will contribute to the vibrant and creative culture of a research-oriented department in a prestigious art school. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to research, publication, and outstanding teaching. The successful candidate must be capable of performing administrative duties, and provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis.

Qualifications

Ph.D. or ABD is required, some teaching experience preferred for junior candidates. Senior candidates must show evidence of substantial teaching experience. Evidence of on-going research and continued publication trajectory expected. 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. Full-time faculty are awarded a twelve-month contract with benefits.

Application Procedures

By or before Wednesday, January 4, 2017 please submit application materials at SAIC Slideroom. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references.

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; and writing samples (combined maximum of 30 pages).

Questions

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult our website for information on the School and its programs, or visit Jobs at SAICfor open positions and application procedures.

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Full-Time Faculty/Director Position in Contemporary Practices

The School of the Art Institute’s first-year program, Contemporary Practices, invites applications for a full-time, tenured Director/faculty member, beginning August 2017. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with level of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and art/design practices in the field.

Program Profile

The Department of Contemporary Practices provides an intensive introduction to contemporary art and design practices, and is part of the required curriculum for first-year and transfer students. The objective of the Department’s curriculum is to develop critical thinking capacities, studio skills, collaborative learning strategies in relation to both autonomous studio practices and social engagement, and an understanding of the changing nature of contemporary art and design across diverse media. The Department of Contemporary Practices has evolved out of a foundations program and is continually evaluating and assessing what a first year, required curriculum in the arts should be. The Department has over 850 students and 75 Faculty, 12 of which are Full Time members of the Department. Further information about the Department can be found at the Department’s website.

Responsibilities

The Director is a leadership position at SAIC and is responsible for working with the faculty in developing the curricular and programmatic initiatives of the Department. The Director is expected to exemplify the identity of the Department of Contemporary Practices: to maintain the “contemporary” in Contemporary Practices, while also underscoring the importance of fundamental skills, practices, and critical thinking that are part of SAIC’s curriculum. The main responsibility for the Director is to work with the faculty to develop and maintain innovative courses and to select and assign faculty to teach those courses. Other duties include facilities planning and oversight, budget and resource allocation, as well as evaluations of curriculum and faculty performance. The Director works in partnership with the Undergraduate Division, Student Affairs, and the chairs of twenty studio and academic departments. In addition the Director is an outward facing member of SAIC who connects with the school at large, our potential student population, and the city of Chicago.

A selection of primary responsibilities of the Director include:

In addition to the above, the position of the Director also involves numerous other responsibilities that range from ongoing administrative needs to Departmental program reviews and assessment.

Qualifications

MFA, equivalent terminal degree, or equivalent professional experience required. Candidates should have a minimum of five years of full time experience teaching foundation studio, or equivalent first year students? an ongoing history of recognized accomplishment in their field? and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with both faculty and staff as a manager and a mentor. Additionally, candidates should be prepared to demonstrate how they can contribute in meaningful ways to the SAIC’s commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. The candidate for Director should have commensurate qualifications that would lead to a tenured appointment as Associate or Full Professor.

Application Procedures

*By or before Wednesday, January 4, 2017 please submit application materials at SAIC Slideroom. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references.

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; statement of research and practice; statement of administrative and teaching philosophy; and portfolio of creative work and support materials or other documents as appropriate.

Questions

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult our website for information on the School and its programs, or visit Jobs at SAICfor open positions and application procedures.

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Full-Time Faculty Position in Film, Video, New Media, and Animation

The Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation (FVNMA) at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2017. Candidates should be practicing artists who are exhibiting their work nationally or internationally. Artists in the early stages of their career, but with recent high profile work are encouraged to apply as well. The department is particularly interested in media artists working in innovative modes of long-form production. This work may be manifested in a variety of ways: feature-length narrative or non-fiction films, web-serials, episodic series, immersive environments and/or multi-screen installation. The genesis of the imagery is also open—from cinematic live action to digital animation and re-appropriation. This position represents a commitment to a theory-practice model with emphasis on innovation and experimentation in the production of challenging content in all modes of media art practice, methods of presentation, and forms of dissemination.

Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with the level of the practice, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and artistic practices in the field.

Program Profile

The Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation began nearly a half century ago and has moved far beyond traditional approaches to the media arts, investigating the inherent possibilities in non-fiction and narrative film and video, installation, animation, computer-generated media, interactive art, curatorial work, and web-based projects. Today FVNMA is home to an award-winning faculty of artists, thinkers, curators, historians and media activists as well as a gifted group of undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. As one of the largest studio programs at SAIC, the FVNMA department has nine full-time and more than twenty part-time faculty members with a very broad range of expertise.

Closely associated with FVNMA are several important organizations and programs. Conversations at the Edge (CATE), a series founded by FVNMA in 2001 and held at the Gene Siskel Film Center, is a major meeting place in Chicago for the international media arts community. The Video Data Bank (VDB), one of the leading resources in the United States for videotapes by and about contemporary artists, is located on campus, where it maintains both analog and digital archives, actively engages in the preservation of video art works, commissions critical texts that contextualize artists’ work, and oversees the publication of curated programs and artists’ monographs. The Siskel Film Center is one of the country’s premiere screening venues dedicated to festival series that celebrate diverse voices and international cultures, premieres of trailblazing work by independent filmmakers, restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and insightful, provocative discussions with filmmakers and media artists. And finally the Art Institute of Chicago’s Stone Gallery, housed in the museum’s Modern Wing, showcases the world-class collection of film, video and new media by an international array of contemporary artists. Further information about the department can be found at the Department’s website.

Responsibilities

Full-time faculty in FVNMA are committed to educating both undergraduate and graduate students through studio courses and seminars designed to develop conceptual, critical and technical knowledge and skills. The ideal candidate should have advanced proficiency in one or more areas of the media arts and be adept in creating a positive, yet critical and inventive learning environment in the classroom. In addition to teaching, all faculty participate in curricular initiatives, designing new courses, and reevaluating instructional pathways in the department. The successful candidate must be capable of performing administrative duties, and provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis.

Qualifications

MFA in filmmaking, video, new media and/or animation or other relevant field of study or equivalent terminal degree preferred. Applicants must have an active professional practice with a significant exhibition history, a commitment to teaching media production, and ample teaching experience.

Application Procedures

By or before Friday, December 16, 2016 please submit application materials at SAIC Slideroom. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references.

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; artist statement; statement of teaching philosophy; and portfolio of creative work and support materials or other documents as appropriate.

Questions

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult our website for information on the School and its programs, or visit Jobs at SAICfor open positions and application procedures.

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Full-Time Faculty Position in Photography

The Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2017. The ideal candidate will contribute to a diverse studio department and provide innovative approaches to collaboration, teaching, community engagement, technology, or other aspects of new photographic practices. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with level of practice, scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and artistic practice in the field.

Program Profile

The Department of Photography offers 60 courses each year with approximately 500 enrollments and 16-20 dedicated MFA students. It embraces a diverse philosophy towards the discipline, and seeks energetic and visionary practitioners actively engaged in extending the multiple traditions and emerging practices in the expanded field of contemporary photography.

Students use a broad range of media and methods with an emphasis on individual practice, research, and historical precedents. The Department prepares students to become independent, self-directed artists, scholars, and citizens. The department establishes a learning environment that values respectful questioning and creative subversion, facilitating the process by which our students become active participants in the transformation of material and intellectual culture. The School’s interdisciplinary openness challenges each student to take responsibility for their own learning within and across the lines of traditional disciplines. Models of civic and social engagement set examples for students’ guided construction of themselves as global citizens in a world of intensifying diversity.

The Department fosters a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum through self-initiated individual projects and active student participation in visual, aesthetic and intellectual research. Students are immersed in a culture of public critique of their own and others’ creative work in an atmosphere of supportive challenge. We aspire to integrative, critical thinking, and the actions such thinking generates. Further information about the department can be found at the Department's website.

Responsibilities

Full-time faculty teach undergraduate and graduate level studio classes, seminars, and graduate tutorials within the Photography Department and the School in the context of an interdisciplinary art school curriculum. Faculty members are expected to maintain active professional careers and also participate in departmental and school-wide committees, service, and governance. The successful candidate must be capable of performing administrative duties, and provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis.

Qualifications

MFA or equivalent degree and have a minimum of 3 years college-level teaching required. Candidates are expected to have an active studio practice, and be accomplished, versatile artists. Successful candidates will have expertise in all or most technical aspects of digital and analog photography, with a comprehensive knowledge of photographic history. They will demonstrate the ability to teach both theory and practice, to participate in curricular initiatives and strategic planning for the department, and to teach undergraduate and graduate students in a fine art and design context. Candidates must have an expansive understanding of contemporary approaches to the medium, conceptual and critical issues relevant to contemporary art, and be a complement to the current faculty’s wide range of established and new genre practices.

The ability to communicate with both graduate and undergraduate students on multiple levels is essential, as is the interest to participate in an ongoing conversation about curriculum and the evolution and future of the discipline within the department and the art world.

Application Procedures

By or before Saturday, December 31, 2016 please submit application materials at SAIC Slideroom. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references.

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; artist statement; statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi for a 15 week studio course that would reflect your own interest in theory, research and/or studio practice; and portfolio of creative work and support materials or other documents as appropriate.

Questions

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult our website for information on the School and its programs, or visit Jobs at SAICfor open positions and application procedures.

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Full-Time Faculty Position in Printmedia

The Department of Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2017. The department seeks candidates with an accomplished studio practice that complements the department's commitment to a broad use and interpretation of contemporary printmedia and related disciplines. The ideal candidate is capable of teaching across the present curriculum and contributing to its development, and is well versed in contemporary theoretical and critical issues within contemporary art. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with level of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and artistic practice in the field.

Program Profile

The Department of Printmedia offers an interdisciplinary exploration of printmaking that prizes experimentation and emphasizes the research and discovery needed to bring ideas to fruition. Printmedia students use a broad range of tools and methods including intaglio, relief, screenprinting, lithography, artists books, offset and digital production with an emphasis on individual practice, research, and historical precedents. The department has five full-time faculty, 20 dedicated Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students, and over 700 undergraduate enrollments in approximately 60 courses each year. Further information about the department can be found at the Department’s website.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students in an interdisciplinary art school, advise graduate students, and maintain an active professional practice. Faculty are expected to contribute to the development of the department and provide service to the school. The successful candidate must be capable of performing administrative duties, and provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis.

Qualifications

MFA or equivalent terminal degree with a minimum of three years college level teaching experience are required. The ideal candidate is a dynamic artist with a nationally/internationally recognized practice, and a significant exhibition record or accomplishments within the candidate’s field of cultural production.

Application Procedures

By or before Monday, January 9, 2017 please submit application materials at SAIC Slideroom. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references.

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; artist statement; sample syllabi for an undergraduate studio course; and portfolio of creative work and support materials or other documents as appropriate.

Questions

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult our website for information on the School and its programs, or visit Jobs at SAICfor open positions and application procedures.

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Full-Time Faculty Position in Painting and Drawing

The Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, beginning August 2017. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with level of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidates will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and artistic practice in the field.

Program Profile

The Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is home to a great number of approaches to both disciplines. It is an open community with a strong commitment to experimentation. The department has a diverse faculty of more than 70 working artists whose works appear in galleries and museums across the globe. Further information about the department can be found at the Department’s website.

Responsibilities

Full-time faculty may teach undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate level classes within the Department of Painting and Drawing, and work with MFA students on a tutorial basis. In some cases, a candidate may also occasionally teach in collaboration with other relevant departments within the context of an interdisciplinary art school. Faculty are expected to maintain active professional practices and also participate in departmental and school-wide committees and service.

Qualifications

MFA degree or equivalent terminal degree preferred. A minimum of two years teaching experience or its equivalent, and a significant record of exhibitions and related professional activities required. Artists whose practice incorporates painting and drawing to a significant degree are encouraged to apply, especially those who are capable and interested in teaching perceptual painting and drawing. Knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues in painting and drawing is expected. The successful candidate must be capable of performing administrative duties, and provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis. A strong commitment to teaching and the ability to communicate with undergraduate and graduate students on multiple levels is essential, as well as engaged participation in an ongoing conversation about the evolution and future of the disciplines and department.

Application Procedures

By or before Friday, December 16, 2016 please submit application materials at SAIC Slideroom. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references.

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; artist statement; statement of teaching philosophy; and portfolio of creative work and support materials or other documents as appropriate.

Questions

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult our website for information on the School and its programs, or visit Jobs at SAICfor open positions and application procedures.

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Full-Time Faulty Position in Sculpture

The Department of Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2017. The Sculpture Department embraces a broad definition of the discipline, and seeks energetic and visionary artists, actively engaged in extending the multiple traditions and emerging practices in the expanded field of contemporary sculpture. This position will be expected to contribute intellectual leadership to diverse academic departments and might also provide innovative approaches to interdepartmental collaboration, teaching, community engagement, technology, or other aspects of new sculptural practices. Opportunities to expand current department offerings might include but are not limited to: practical design/build techniques, spatial and locative media practices, 3-D digital fabrication, computational media as relevant to sculptural practices, contemporary discourses of the figure and body, sculptural abstraction, and/or experience with the science of new materials.

Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with level of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and artistic practice in the field.

Program Profile

SAIC’s Sculpture department offers one of the largest, most comprehensive, and diverse programs of its kind in the country. The department is situated at the defining edge of contemporary practice and discourse, focusing its broad offerings through four curricular themes: Permanence and Ephemerality, Public Practice, Space and Place, and Systems.

We practice sculpture at its broadest level of meaning. Twentieth-century art practice opened up the spaces and materials of sculpture to those of the “real world,” and this breadth of vision and experience is reflected in the development of the curriculum and resources. We are committed on levels both international and deeply local to the development of an economically and culturally diverse context for the study of sculpture. Further information about the department can be found at the Department’s website.

Responsibilities

Full-time faculty teach undergraduate and graduate level classes, studios, seminars, and graduate-level tutorials within the Sculpture department and also in collaboration with other relevant departments within the context of an interdisciplinary art school. Faculty are expected to maintain active professional practices and also participate in departmental and school-wide committees and service. The successful candidate must be capable of performing administrative duties, and provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis.

Qualifications

MFA or equivalent terminal degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years college-level teaching, or equivalent professional recognition in the field. The candidate will be an accomplished, versatile artist with expertise in contemporary approaches, concepts, and critical issues. In a department with teaching specialties ranging from foundry to greenhouses, the department seeks artists with a broad understanding of the field who also hold technical skills appropriate to their professional production. The ability to communicate with students on multiple levels, both graduate and undergraduate, will be essential, as well as interest in participating in an ongoing conversation about the evolution and future of the discipline, the department, and the school at large.

Application Procedures

By or before Friday, December 16, 2016 please submit application materials at SAIC Slideroom. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references.

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; artist statement; statement of teaching philosophy; and portfolio of creative work and support materials or other documents as appropriate.

Questions

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult our website for information on the School and its programs, or visit Jobs at SAICfor open positions and application procedures.

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Full-Time Faculty Position in Sound

The Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2017. Artists with an interdisciplinary approach to sound in combination with other visual art or design areas are particularly desirable. Specific areas of practice and research might include: acoustic ecology and soundscape; phonography; site-specific installation; electronics and electronic music, including analog synthesis, instrument design and construction; improvisation or other live-performance practices; work with innovative approaches to sound for video, film, or games. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with level of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and artistic practice in the field.

Program Profile

SAIC’s Sound department offers an uncommonly individualized approach to the history and production of experimental music and audio art. Our world-renowned faculty include audio artists, performance artists, composers, instrument builders, improvisers, authors, and producers who draw upon diverse disciplines to create a distinctive curricular mix of music and sound art, analog and digital technologies, recording studio technique and live performance.

The Sound department’s interdisciplinary approach includes analog and digital studio-based audio craft, computer programming, performance (improvisation and repertoire), sound installation, hardware design, text-based sound work, songwriting, and radio. Students are trained to engage in self-critique and pursue technical research at an advanced level; the nature of the work produced is entirely dependent upon the student’s own processes, interests, and obsessions. As makers in an emergent field, Sound students routinely invent new tools and processes—building hardware and programming software to generate music and sound art, and designing and building acoustic and electronic instruments. Further information about the department can be found at the Department's website.

Responsibilities

Full-time faculty in Sound teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students within the interdisciplinary art and design school environment of SAIC and participate in the SAIC community through ongoing curricular development, and department and school governance.

Qualifications

MFA or other terminal degree in a related field with teaching experience is preferred. Successful candidates will have an extensive history of studio practice as a sound artist, with a strong exhibition record within gallery, museum, and other fine-art contexts. Additional desirable skills and experience include previous academic and administrative experience demonstrating the candidate’s ability to collaborate with other individuals in areas such as curriculum development, facilities planning, and provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis.

Application Procedures

By or before Friday, December 16, 2016 please submit application materials at SAIC Slideroom. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: educational background; current position; and contact information for three professional references.

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; artist statement; statement of teaching philosophy; and portfolio of creative work and support materials or other documents as appropriate.

Questions

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to saicteach@saic.edu. Please consult our website for information on the School and its programs, or visit Jobs at SAICfor open positions and application procedures.

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About SAIC

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 a trans-disciplinary 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 campus is located on Chicago’s magnificent lakefront amid the city’s cultural and architectural treasures.

The School currently enrolls 3,590 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 153 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 693 adjunct and part-time faculty supported by 300 staff.

Degree tracks include the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio; BFA with Emphasis in Art Education or Writing; BA degrees in Art History and in Visual and Critical Studies; Master of Architecture; Master of Design (MDes) in Designed Objects; MDes in Fashion, Body, and Garment; MFA in Studio or Writing; 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.


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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, 312.629.9411, mnicolai@saic.edu

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, 312.629.6800, fdublon@saic.edu

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.