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Faculty Employment


Fearless innovators, bold rethinkers: SAIC faculty members push the boundaries of creative exploration. In their work as makers, scholars, and innovators, and through their teaching and mentorship, they shape the future of art and design alongside their students.

Faculty at SAIC are renowned artists and designers, award-winning scholars, critics and curators who are defining the future. They are creative innovators and collaborative mentors who practice what they teach. Their individual interests help define the courses the school offers.

Our core values, developed by passionate faculty, students, alumni, and staff as part of SAIC's strategic planning process, convey the ethos of SAICa school of art and design so distinct from any other.

SAIC 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 qualifications and expertise. Racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, gender non-confirming individuals, veterans, and other candidates who have been historically under-represented in academia are encouraged to apply.

Come join us!

Full-Time Faculty Positions

Please click on the links below for more information about each position, department, job responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedures. 

Open Full-Time Faculty Positions

Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor in Art History, Theory, and Criticism

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Art History, Theory, and Criticism
  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Fashion Design
  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biological/Life Sciences
  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Physical Sciences

Open positions for full-time faculty are typically posted in early summer and/or early fall of each year. Following the priority deadline, a search committee composed of full-time 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. Hiring decisions are typically determined in April for positions beginning in mid-August.

Prior Workplace Conduct Declaration and Release Form

SAIC’s Policy on Prior Workplace Misconduct prohibits SAIC from hiring or appointing a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who does not complete and sign a Prior Workplace Conduct Declaration, disclosing information about prior substantiated findings of sexual misconduct and/or any uncompleted, planned, or ongoing investigations of sexual misconduct.

Applying for a Position

Submit application materials via Slideroom by the listed priority deadline for full consideration. You will be asked to create an account after which time you may complete the application comprised of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. Please see the individual job description for specific details about its application procedures.

Visiting Faculty Positions

Please click on the links below for more information about each position, department, job responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedures.

Open Visiting Faculty Positions
Full-Time Visiting Artist in Fashion Design
Full-Time Visiting Faculty Member in Historic Preservation

Full-time visiting faculty play an integral role in bringing new perspectives, practices, and expertise to students and departments. Typically, visiting faculty serve one-year appointments.

Part-Time Teaching Opportunities

Throughout the year, SAIC accepts curriculum vitae and support materials from artists, designers, and scholars who are seeking part-time teaching opportunities in various areas. A list of SAIC’s academic departments can be found here.

Submitted materials are shared with the departments and kept on file for review. Department Chairs will contact an applicant if there is a need for part-time faculty and an interest in an applicant’s qualifications and expertise.

Click here to submit your materials to be considered for part-time teaching opportunities. 

Requests for Accommodations

SAIC provides reasonable accommodations during the application and 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 or 312.899.7472.


Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to