Dean of Faculty Search
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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Faculty. We are seeking an accomplished, innovative leader who will collaborate with the faculty, staff, students, and administrators to lead and develop the academic mission at SAIC. The Dean of Faculty will support and champion a world-class faculty, help steer curricular opportunities and faculty development, and sustain a robust creative educational environment that engages the imagination of faculty, students, alumni, and partners within and beyond the School.
The School is working with the firm Issacson, Miller to assist in the search. The firm has managed senior searches for numerous art and design schools and cultural organizations, including SAIC’s recent search and placement of our Dean of Graduate Studies.
Please visit this link to review the position profile and information about the application and nomination procedures.
About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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 transdisciplinary 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 3,600 students in 15 studio departments and eight 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; Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Visual and Critical Studies; Bachelor of Interior Architecture (BIA); Master of Architecture; Master of Design (MDes) in Designed Objects; MDes in Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Fine Arts in Studio or Writing; Master of Arts 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 in Historic Preservation.
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