Faculty Positions

Ceramics Class

Part-Time and Visiting Faculty Positions

Open positions for part-time or visiting faculty are posted to the Part-Time and Visiting Faculty Positions page throughout the year as they become available.

In addition, throughout the year the School accepts materials from artists, designers, and scholars seeking opportunities for part-time teaching. Materials are shared with the appropriate department(s) and a representative from the department will contact applicants if there is a need for part-time faculty and an interest in an applicant’s qualifications. More information can be found on the Part-Time and Visiting Faculty Positions page. 

Full-Time Faculty Positions

Open positions for full-time faculty are typically posted to the Full-Time Faculty Positions page in late August/early September of each year. A search committee composed of faculty will review applications to identify semifinalists for remote interviews. From this pool, a select group of finalists will be invited to campus to give a public presentation of their work, participate in an interview with the search committee, interact with students, and discuss the position in detail with members of the SAIC community. The final candidate is typically identified in April and positions begin in mid-August.

Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with the quality and output of scholarship or production, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.


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.

Request for Accommodations

SAIC provides reasonable accommodations during the interview process for candidates with disabilities in adherence with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you need an accommodation to participate in an interview, please contact Molly Roth Scranton, Associate Director of Faculty Affairs at mscranton@saic.edu or 312-899-7472.

About SAIC

For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.

Degree tracks include:

Bachelor of Arts in Art History
Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Art Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Writing Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture with an emphasis in Interior Architecture
Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy
Master of Arts in Art Education Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling
Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art History
Master of Arts in New Arts Journalism Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies Master of Design Designed Objects
Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment Master of Fine Arts in Studio
Master of Fine Arts in Writing
Master of Science in Historic Preservation
Dual Degree: Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy and Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art History
Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion, Body and Garment

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Art Institute of Chicago, including both the school and the museum, is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students, visitors, faculty, and staff, and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications. The Art Institute of Chicago does not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or former military status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, in its programs and activities, public accommodations or employment practices. 

For 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.