Academic Director of Architecture and Design

The Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects (AIADO) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an internationally recognized and top-ranking private school of art and design, seeks a Director to join its ranks of innovative design faculty. The complexity of a department that works beyond the boundaries of established disciplines requires a leader and colleague who can initiate, facilitate, and manage departmental needs with a wide range of stakeholders—including other departments in the School, other academic institutions, corporate partners, and members of the national and international design community. SAIC is an institution with a strong tradition of faculty governance that fosters a collegial and collaborative approach to leadership.

The selection process and contractual negotiations will conclude by the end of April 2014, with the successful candidate expected to begin in August 2014. The Director position is for a renewable five-year term, with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Rank and salary are commensurate with the candidate's quality of scholarship or practice, academic leadership experience, and current professional standing.

About the AIADO Department

AIADO offers unique and individualized learning experiences on both graduate and undergraduate levels that explore interdisciplinary and discipline-based design, and the intersections between art and design . Comprised of three disciplines, the department deliberately works beyond the boundaries of established frameworks to encourage exploration and innovation that typically result in the critical and experimental rethinking of given norms.

The AIADO department, one of twenty departments in the School, offers up to 200 courses each year, and supports 90 dedicated graduate students and 150 undergraduate students. The department has 15 full-time and 50 part-time faculty who are active professionals in their respective fields. Three full-time design historians work with the department to provide required and elective courses in the history and theory of design. The department is currently administered by three program chairs who are tenured faculty, supported by three full-time staff, a variety of technical staff, and student workers. Degrees within the department include the Master of Fine Arts, the NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture, the Master of Design in Designed Objects, and the Bachelor of Interior Architecture recognized by the International Federation of Interior Designers/Architects (IFI), along with a range of courses in design for students from across the institution.

Responsibilities

The Director will work with AIADO program chairs and staff to develop new creative opportunities, and strategically position the department and its programs in Chicago, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Director will manage current initiatives, facilities and resources; support faculty in academic and research goals; negotiate industry collaborations; and develop systems and organizational structures to support a growing and vital department. Areas of oversight include project proposals and implementation, budget management, coordination and authorship of internal and external communications, course schedule and contracts, full-time faculty searches, contract and tenure reviews, and faculty personnel concerns. The ideal candidate will have an international network within the field to promote the School's programs and projects. The Director is primarily a leadership role with limited teaching responsibilities—possibly leading a research seminar, theory or studio course each year, after the first year, that complements and expands the core areas of the department. In consultation with the program chairs and AIADO faculty, the Director will advance long-range planning and a vision for the department, and will work with senior administration, including the President, Dean of Faculty, and the Advisory Design Council to facilitate such planning. The Director reports to the Dean of Faculty.

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Application Procedure

By or before Sunday, January 12, 2014 please submit an application to 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, and once an application is begun, you will be able to save and continue to add to the application materials prior to submission. If you begin the application prior to the deadline, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. Please note that no changes are possible after an application has been submitted, and no late applications will be accepted for any reason.

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Full-time Faculty in Art History—Contemporary Art History and Theory

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks a scholar of contemporary art, with additional expertise in methodologies, theories, and historiography to join the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track) beginning August 2014. Candidates may specialize in any area of contemporary art history worldwide. The ideal applicant will contribute a distinct and creative approach to the study of contemporary art that does not duplicate the existing strengths of a department of 14 full-time art historians specializing in modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design. Candidates will join a department committed to an active research culture and to excellence in teaching, while playing an important role in the dedicated degree programs in modern and contemporary art history that the department offers at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

About the Department

The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism is one of 23 departments at SAIC. It is chaired by a full-time faculty member with 13 full-time faculty and 50 part-time faculty who offer more than 200 courses each year to undergraduate and graduate students, including 20 dedicated Master of Arts (MA) in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism students.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be an active participant in the education of studio artists, curators, writers, architects, and arts professionals at the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), MA and Bachelor of Fine Arts levels; will develop and lead graduate seminars, and direct master's theses in Art History, Theory, and Criticism; will be a core faculty member for the BA in Art History; 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.

Qualifications

PhD is required, with some teaching experience preferred. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality and output of scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. Full-time faculty positions are awarded an annual salary; and medical, dental, and welfare benefits.

Application Procedures

By or before Monday, December 16, 2013, please submit application materials at 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, and once an application is begun, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

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Full-time Faculty in Art History—Modern and Contemporary Architecture

The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a historian of modern and contemporary architecture as a full-time faculty member, tenured or tenure-track, beginning August 2014. The ideal candidate will join a department of 14 full-time historians of modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design. The successful candidate will have a record of research and publication in the history and theory of architecture and design. Specialization is open to any geographic area. A global perspective is preferred. Candidates will join a department committed to an active research culture and to excellence in teaching, while playing an important role in the dedicated degree programs in modern and contemporary art and design history that the department offers at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

About the Department

The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism is one of 23 departments at SAIC. It is chaired by a full-time faculty member with 13 full-time faculty and 50 part-time faculty who offer more than 200 courses each year to undergraduate and graduate students, including 20 dedicated Master of Arts (MA) in Modern and Contemporary Art History students. The architectural historian also teaches required and elective courses for students in the Master of Architecture (MArch) program.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for contributing to the architectural history curriculum of the graduate and undergraduate degrees in architecture and design, including the MArch, Master of Design (MDes), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Bachelor of Interior Architecture (BIA), and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs. The candidate will also offer graduate seminars and direct master's theses in Art History, Theory, and Criticism's Design History track; will be a core member for the Bachelor of Arts in Art History; and will contribute to the vibrant and creative culture of a research-oriented department in a prestigious art and design school. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to research, publication, and outstanding teaching.

Qualifications

PhD is required, with some teaching experience preferred. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality and output of scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. Candidates should convey a program of published or other peer-acknowledged work relevant to the position, demonstrate thorough knowledge of current scholarship in architecture and design history and related fields, and show promise in the production of research and scholarly publications. Full-time faculty positions are awarded an annual salary, and medical, dental, and welfare benefits.

Application Procedures

By or before Monday, December 16, 2013, please submit application materials at 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, and once an application is begun, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: a cover letter stating interests and qualifications; and contact information for three professional references. Required files to upload include: curriculum vitae and writing samples (combined maximum of 30 pages).

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Full-time Faculty in Art and Technology Studies

The Department of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks exceptional applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member with a commitment to excellence in teaching and to innovative professional practice, beginning in August 2014.

The department seeks artists who work directly with code-based and generative art practices. The ideal candidate will provide leadership in one or more of the department's areas of focus: DIY, open source and community-based art, kinetics, electronics and mechatronics, interactive and responsive art, emerging materials, digital fabrication and bio-art, performance and experimental audio, experimental visualization and object-making, gaming, augmented reality, social and locative media, networks, and other technology-centered practices. It is important that candidates demonstrate their integration of a skills base with a strong conceptual and historical grasp of contemporary issues in the intersecting worlds of art, science, technology, and new media.

Given its position in an art school with a interdisciplinary focus, the Department of Art and Technology Studies is committed to alternative forms and practices that emphasize innovation with code, software, hardware, and various forms of technology. We recognize that current artistic practices combine media within several modes of exhibition; including but not limited to theaters, galleries, museums, festivals, podcasts, websites, and workshops.

About the Department

The Art and Technology Studies Department is one of 23 departments at SAIC. It is chaired by a full-time faculty member with five full-time faculty and 20 part-time faculty who offer 60 courses each year with average enrollments of 10 to 15 students per course and who work with 20 dedicated Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students through individual tutorial sessions.

Responsibilities

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach both theory and practice; participate in curricular initiatives and strategic planning; and teach undergraduate and graduate students in a fine art and design context, and advise graduate students in a tutorial environment. Faculty are expected maintain an active professional practice, and participate in the development of the department, and in faculty governance of SAIC.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished, versatile artist with relevant teaching experience, and expertise in contemporary approaches, concepts, techniques, and critical issues as they pertain to art and technology, and art in general. The ideal candidate is committed to teaching studio courses from the foundations level to the graduate level, while creating a critical and inventive environment in the classroom. Applicants should be familiar with various methods of production in the field—and some level of proficiency in computer programming would be highly regarded by the committee. MFA or relevant terminal degree is required; a minimum of three years teaching experience at the college level is preferred. 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.

Application Procedure

By or before Monday, January 6, 2014 please submit an application at 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, and once an application is begun, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications, artist statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Required files to upload include: curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for an undergraduate studio course, and documentation of professional work (e.g., portfolio/support materials or other documents as appropriate).

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Full-time Faculty in Art Therapy

The Master of Arts (MA) in Art Therapy program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2014. Rank and salary are commensurate with professional experience, teaching, and current professional status.

Program Profile

SAIC's 60-credit MA in Art Therapy Program is focused on providing a comprehensive education that emphasizes development of the artist/art therapist, prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings, and fosters critical engagement within social and cultural contexts. The program was established in 1981 and has been approved by the American Art Therapy Association since 1989. SAIC has operated for over 130 years as a professional school of art and design connected to a world-class art museum.

The Art Therapy department, one of 23 departments at the School, offers the two-year MA in Art Therapy degree with an enrollment of 50 graduate students. The program currently has three full-time faculty and 20 part-time faculty who offer 60 courses each year, including extensive supervised fieldwork experiences.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be an active participant in the department, with responsibilities that include: teaching, advising, and directing master's theses; contributing to the program and SAIC through administrative duties and participation in committees; and ongoing engagement in scholarly, creative, and professional activities.

Qualifications

Required: a minimum of master's degree in Art Therapy and ATR-BC; doctoral degree preferred. Prior teaching, supervisory, and administrative experience preferred; extensive professional experience as an art therapist; demonstrated scholarly, studio and professional activity.

The ideal candidate will have: a strong interest in art therapy research, social justice, critical theories of difference, and contemporary art theory/practice, as evidenced by research, scholarly writing, and/or art practice; a demonstrated interest in emerging forms of contemporary, culturally relevant art therapy education; a grounding in an interdisciplinary approach to art therapy practice and scholarship; and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines. Minority candidates and candidates with a commitment to the promotion of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedures

By or before Monday, January 6, 2014, please submit application materials at 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, and once an application is begun, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Required files to upload include: curriculum vitae; and documentation of art, professional practice, and scholarly writing sample.

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Full-time Faculty in Arts Administration

The Department of Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to lead and develop the new, project-based Management Studies portion of its curriculum, beginning August 2014. SAIC seeks applicants with a commitment to excellence in teaching and to innovative professional practice.

About the Department

The Arts Administration and Policy program is one of 23 departments at SAIC. It is chaired by a full-time faculty member with three full-time faculty and 20 part-time faculty who offer 50 courses each year, with up to 50 dedicated Master of Arts (MA) students.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach required graduate-level courses in the management curriculum, supervise master's-level thesis projects, and develop general and thematically organized courses in his or her field. The candidate must have the ability to contribute to a dynamic program with a diverse population, including many international students. Faculty members are expected maintain an active professional practice and participate in the development of the department and in faculty governance of SAIC.

Qualifications

Requirements include significant experience as an arts administrator; extensive local, national, and international networks with which to develop departmental and project partnerships; and familiarity with current issues and trends in art and culture. SAIC is a highly interdisciplinary environment and seeks candidates who bring expertise in developing a range of learning environments across multiple creative disciplines that would be of interest to students in other departments of the school.

An MA in Arts Administration or related degree; and/or commensurate professional experience, is required. Additional areas of expertise should include arts or cultural organizational experience in a leadership capacity. Three to five years of prior college-level teaching experience is preferred. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality and output of scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.

Application Procedures

By or before Monday, December 16, 2013, please submit application materials at 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, and once an application is begun, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: a cover letter stating interests and qualifications, and contact information for three professional references. Required files to upload include: curriculum vitae, syllabi or previous courses taught, and documentation of your professional practice.

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Full-time Faculty in Photography

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks exceptional artists for one or more full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Photography, beginning August 2014. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions, and are commensurate with the candidate's quality of scholarship or practice, teaching experience, and current professional standing.

About the Photography Department

The Department of Photography offers 60 courses each year with approximately 500 enrollments, 16–20 dedicated MFA students, and 5 to 8 full-time faculty. The program embraces a diverse philosophy of 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, preparing them to become independent, self-directed artists, scholars and citizens. Through its policies and pedagogy, the department establishes a learning environment that values respectful questioning and creative subversion that facilitates the process by which students become active participants in the transformation of material and intellectual culture. The School's structural and educational openness encourages students 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 these attitudes and outcomes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum, self-initiated individual projects, students' active participation in visual, aesthetic and intellectual research, and immersion in a culture of public critique of one's own and other's creative work in an atmosphere of supportive challenge. The faculty aspire toward integrative, critical thinking, and the dynamic actions such thinking fosters.

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 participate in departmental and school-wide committees, service, and governance. The chair of the department is a rotating position and all full time-faculty are expected to serve and provide vision and direction in this capacity.

Qualifications

Successful candidates are required to hold a MFA or equivalent degree and have at least 3 years college-level teaching, or professional recognition in the field as an equivalence for these requirements. 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 in a fine art and design context, and to participate in curricular initiatives and strategic planning for the department. 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. Candidates are expected to contribute intellectual leadership to a diverse studio department, and might also provide innovative approaches to collaboration, teaching, community engagement, technology, or other aspects of new photographic practices.

The ideal candidates will 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. Opportunities to expand current department offerings might include but are not limited to web and/or new media production, contemporary discourses of the body, gender, and race, experience with the science of photography, as well as engagement with community, social, and relational practices.

Application Procedure

By or before Monday, December 16, 2013 please submit an application to 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, and once an application is begun, and you are able to save and continue to add to the application materials prior to submission. If you begin the application prior to the deadline, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. Please note that no changes are possible after an application has been submitted, and no late applications will be accepted for any reason.

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Full-time Faculty in Printmedia

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Department of Printmedia announces a full-time, tenured or tenure track-position, beginning August 2014.

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 critical theory within contemporary art. Rank and salary are commensurate with quality of scholarship or practice, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.

About the Department

The Department of Printmedia offers undergraduate classes, graduate seminars, and tutorials in a comprehensive range of printmedia including intaglio, relief, screenprinting, lithography, artists books, offset and digital production, and a wide variety of related media and practices. Printmedia students use a broad range of media and methods 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.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

MFA or terminal degree and a minimum of three years experience teaching at the college level are required. The ideal candidate will have a nationally/internationally recognized practice, and a strong exhibition record or accomplishments within his/her field of cultural production.

Application Procedure

By or before Monday, January 6, 2014 please submit an application at 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, and once an application is begun, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications, an artist statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Required files to upload include: curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for an undergraduate studio course, and documentation of professional work (e.g. portfolio/support materials or other documents as appropriate).

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Full-time Faculty in Visual Communication Design

The Department of Visual Communication Design (VCD) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member beginning August 2014. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality of scholarship, practice and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. Full-time faculty are awarded an annual salary and medical, dental, and welfare benefits.

About the Department

Join a visual communication/graphic design program grounded in a critical approach to design through a variety of practices reflecting the expanded landscape of visual communication. One of the largest studio programs at SAIC, the VCD Department has seven full-time and more than 25 part-time faculty with a broad range of expertise. VCD offers a variety of curricular pathways for students within a dynamic, interdisciplinary BFA program; augmented by numerous electives within VCD and other studio and academic departments including design history and theory. VCD also has a robust Post-Baccalaureate MFA and MFA program. In assigned sections of graduate projects, faculty advise graduate students in one-on-one tutorials to develop a diverse range of visual thesis work challenging the boundaries of art and design.

Responsibilities

Full-time faculty teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students in VCD, situated within an interdisciplinary art and design school environment; impart a progressive awareness of the changing, interrelated roles of representations, objects, environments, interactions, and media; maintain an active and recognized professional practice of client-initiated or self-initiated design development and/or academic research investigations; and participate in the SAIC community through ongoing curricular development, department, and school governance. Faculty are expected to maintain an active professional practice, and participate in the development of the department and in faculty governance of SAIC.

Qualifications

A terminal degree in visual communication/graphic design or other relevant field of study and teaching experience is preferred. The candidate's creative activity may address social, structural, or cultural issues within the broad spectrum of visual communication; ranging from web to public space to print. Areas of expertise may include diverse content structures (narrative, informational, or interpretative strategies), interaction (digitally-interactive or physically-interactive communication architectures), and content formats (screens, pages, objects, or environments).

Application Procedure

By or before Monday, January 6, 2014 please submit an application at 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, and once an application is begun, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications, an artist statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Required files to upload include: curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for an undergraduate studio course, and documentation of professional work (e.g., portfolio/support materials or other documents as appropriate).

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Questions

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

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, SAIC 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.

SAIC currently enrolls 3,250 students in 15 studio departments and eight academic departments. There are 150 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 500 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; Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History and Visual and Critical Studies; Bachelor of Interior Architecture (BIA); Master of Architecture (MArch); 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; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science (MS) 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.

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