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 nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to over 3,500 students each year from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC's educational philosophy is built upon a multidisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields.

Degree tracks include the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio; BFA with Emphasis in Art Education or Writing; BA in Art History and Visual and Critical Studies; BIA (Interior Architecture); 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; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation.

EOE: 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.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 07, 2019
Full time
The Department of Visual Communication Design (VCD) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2020. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality of practice, scholarship, academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. DEPARTMENT PROFILE VCD students learn the fundamentals—design aesthetics and communication, narrative and time-based structures, identity systems and information visualization—and apply them to the newest iterations in interaction design, aesthetics, and creations not yet imagined. VCD students forge their own combinations of studies, making connections across media and disciplines including print, new interactive technologies, photography, sound, sculpture, installation, film/video, performance, neon, and more. VCD provides a critically-based design education through an understanding of social implications; cultural and historical roles of design; the creation of meaningful, creative, and informative visual forms and messages to diverse audiences; and the exploration and application of a range of technologies, methodologies, and theories to target, develop and assess interactions and experiences. VCD’s mission is to be a leader in design education, and to teach students who will design the future. Further information about the department can be found at: http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/visual-communication-design   RESPONSIBILITIES Faculty in the Visual Communication Design Department teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students within the interdisciplinary art and design school environment of SAIC. VCD faculty impart to their students a progressive awareness of the changing and interrelated roles of representation, objects, environments, audiences, interactions, and media. They maintain an active and recognized professional practice of client-initiated or self-initiated design development and/or academic research investigations. The faculty member will teach in areas that contribute to the general goals of the department as well as in their area of specialization; take a leadership role in forging the future of the department; participate in student advising, admissions events, committee work, and special projects; contribute to the SAIC community through ongoing curricular development; and participate in departmental administration and school governance.   QUALIFICATIONS A terminal degree in visual communication/graphic design or other relevant field of study is preferred. Significant teaching experience is preferred. An active art/design practice is required, industry experience is preferred. We welcome applications from candidates who are beginning their academic careers, those seeking to transition from a career in industry, as well as experienced faculty within Visual Communication Design and related disciplines. The ideal candidate’s creative activity will address social, structural, and/or cultural issues within the broad spectrum of visual communication design, ranging from cyberspace to public space to print. Areas of expertise may include diverse content structures (narrative, informational, or interpretive strategies), interaction (digitally-interactive or physically-interactive communication architectures), and content formats (screens, pages, objects, or environments). 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 design practices in the field. We seek candidates with the knowledge and aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, or aptitude for, departmental administration. APPLICATION PROCEDURES On or before January 6, 2020 please submit application materials via http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com . 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 your interests and qualifications; resume or curriculum vitae; statement of research and practice; diversity statement; statement of teaching philosophy including your thoughts on teaching a diverse student population and creating an inclusive learning environment; documentation of a selection of professional work; separate documentation of a selection of students’ work if available; and 1-3 examples of course syllabi. 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 www.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, 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 3,640 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 181 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 709 adjunct and part-time faculty. 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 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; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. EOE 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 Lumaturije “Luma” Asanoski, 116 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60603, 312.499.4165, lasonoski@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. REQUESTS 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 Scranton Associate Director of Academic Affairs at mscranton@saic.edu .
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 07, 2019
Full time
The Sculpture Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning in August of 2020. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality of practice, scholarship, academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. DEPARTMENT PROFILE The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s sculpture department provides a unique, interdisciplinary experience that challenges students to develop a personal vision in their work. Faculty and students in this department practice sculpture at its broadest level of meaning. The faculty brings a breadth of vision and experience that is reflected in the innovative curriculum and expansive resources. The department encourages engagement with a diverse range of traditional as well as experimental processes and supports material engagement ranging from foundry work to living systems work in our laboratory garden. The sculpture department at SAIC is committed to approaches both international and deeply local, supporting an economically and culturally diverse context for the study of sculpture. Further information about the department can be found at:  http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/sculpture RESPONSIBILITIES Full-time faculty in the sculpture department teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds within the interdisciplinary art and design school environment of SAIC. Faculty teach courses within the core undergraduate and graduate curriculum, choosing to design and teach courses that emphasize their own research interests and expertise, including conceptual approaches, craft-based investigations, digital advances in sculpture, and courses at the intersection of art and design. The faculty member will take a leadership role in forging the future of the department; participate in student advising, admissions events, committee work, and special projects; contribute to the SAIC community through ongoing curricular development; and participate in departmental administration and school governance. QUALIFICATIONS A master’s degree (MA or MFA) in sculpture, or a terminal degree in a relevant field of study is preferred. The sculpture department seeks candidates with extensive experience in the field of contemporary sculpture. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred. The ideal candidate will be working with sculpture broadly, gathering material from other disciplines and research pursuits such as human rights politics, climate change, the future of gender, systems design, sustainability and material culture, information networks, startup aesthetics, and others. Applicants may wish to highlight aspects of their professional practice with relevance to other fields such as performance, architectural intervention, the publication of materials that advance the field of sculpture, active involvement in the theorizing of sculpture and aesthetics, or the development of new techniques that have advanced the ideas or methodologies within the field of sculpture. 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 material approaches in the field. We seek candidates with the knowledge and aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, or aptitude for, departmental administration. APPLICATION PROCEDURES On or before January 15th, 2020 , please submit application materials via http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com . 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 your interests and qualifications; resume or curriculum vitae; statement of research and practice; diversity statement; documentation of a selection of professional work; statement of teaching philosophy including your thoughts on teaching a diverse student population and creating an inclusive learning environment; three examples of course syllabi; and separate documentation of a selection of students’ work, if available. 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 www.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, 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 3,640 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 181 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 709 adjunct and part-time faculty. 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 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; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. EOE 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 Lumaturije “Luma” Asanoski, 116 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60603, 312.499.4165, lasonoski@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. REQUESTS 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 Scranton Associate Director of Academic Affairs at mscranton@saic.edu .
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Remote (Chicago, IL, USA)
Nov 07, 2019
Full time
The Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2020. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality of practice, scholarship, academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. DEPARTMENT 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 retains a diverse and committed faculty whose work appears in galleries, museums and publications across the globe. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/painting-and-drawing . RESPONSIBILITIES Tenured and tenure-track faculty teach undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate level classes within the Department of Painting and Drawing, and work with MFA students on a tutorial basis. Additionally, SAIC faculty also teach in collaboration with other relevant departments within the context of an interdisciplinary art school. The faculty member will teach in areas that contribute to the general goals of the department as well as in their area of specialization; take a leadership role in forging the future of the department; participate in student advising, admissions events, committee work, and special projects; contribute to the SAIC community through ongoing curricular development; and participate in departmental administration and school governance.   QUALIFICATIONS A MFA degree in Painting and Drawing or a terminal degree in other relevant field of study is preferred. A minimum of two years teaching experience or its equivalent, and a significant record of exhibitions and related professional activities required. A strong national and international exhibition record is preferred. Artists whose practice incorporates painting and drawing to a significant degree are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues in painting and drawing is expected. Engagement with and participation in an ongoing conversation about the evolution and future of the painting discipline as it relates to the department is essential. 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 practices in the field. We seek candidates with the experience and aptitude to teach, as well as mentor, undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, or aptitude for, departmental administration, as the successful candidate will provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis. APPLICATION PROCEDURES On or before January 1, 2020 please submit application materials via http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com . 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 your interests and qualifications; resume or curriculum vitae; statement of research and practice; diversity statement; statement of teaching philosophy including your thoughts on teaching a diverse student population and creating an inclusive learning environment; documentation of a selection of professional work; and two examples of course syllabi. 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 www.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, 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 3,640 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 181 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 709 adjunct and part-time faculty. 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 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; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. EOE 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 Lumaturije “Luma” Asanoski, 116 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60603, 312.499.4165, lasonoski@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. REQUESTS 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 Scranton, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, at mscranton@saic.edu .
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 07, 2019
Full time
The graduate programs in New Arts Journalism and Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) jointly seek a full-time tenured or tenure track faculty member in the areas of critical and experimental art writing, beginning August of 2020. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality and output of publications, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.  PROGRAM PROFILE The Graduate Program in New Arts Journalism (NAJ) trains students to develop skills and projects across a variety of media, working as writers, editors, publishers, and producers to creatively engage with the broader issues of contemporary culture. The program teaches aspiring journalists the research methods, editorial processes, and technical skills required to pursue their own interests and present their work in a wide range of formats. Grounded in cultural history, media theory, and artistic practice, the program encourages rigorous and experimental approaches to arts journalism. Thesis projects reflect students’ own diverse research interests and are presented in various media. Further information about the New Arts Journalism Program can be found at http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/new-arts-journalism The Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts (LRMFA) program extends across various teaching platforms in order to immerse students in both tangible and virtual worlds of thinking and making on SAIC's campus as well as within the communities where they live and work. This three-year program is anchored by a Summer Residency in which students convene in Chicago for critique seminars, colloquia with visiting artists, and intensive courses in art history, professional practice, and thesis research and writing.  Throughout the academic year, students take online courses and work with mentors in their geographic area. With a focus on writing as a key element of artistic practice, the interdisciplinary program includes students working in many media as well as writers and curators. Further information about the Low Residency MFA Program can be found at http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/low-residency RESPONSIBILITIES The faculty member will join two graduate programs committed to a reconsideration of the political, ethical, and conceptual contexts for art and criticism, and will train artists and critics in an interdisciplinary setting to ask how writing and art can intervene in contemporary culture and how audiences can be widely engaged. The faculty member’s teaching responsibilities will be divided between Fall and Summer terms, teaching in the Graduate Program in New Arts Journalism during the Fall semester and, every June and July, teaching in the Low-Residency MFA intensive in Chicago. The successful candidate will be a core member of both graduate programs and an active participant in the education of studio artists, writers, editors, and arts professionals at the M.A. and M.F.A. level; will lead seminars and lecture classes for undergraduate and graduate students; will conduct critique seminars and one-on-one advising with M.F.A. students; will participate in the administration and leadership of both programs; and will forge new experimental and interdisciplinary conversations between the graduate programs and with the School more broadly. The faculty member will teach in areas that contribute to the general goals of the graduate programs as well as in their individual area of specialization; participate in student advising, admissions events, committee work, and special projects; contribute to the SAIC community through ongoing curricular development; and participate in departmental administration and school governance. QUALIFICATIONS MFA or terminal degree in other relevant field of study is preferred. Significant teaching experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be actively engaged in writing about contemporary culture, have facility in working collaboratively with artists, and be committed to an expansive view of the audiences for their work. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the areas of studio art education, editorial or publishing work (including creating new platforms), and online and digital cultures. We seek candidates with an ambitious writing practice that forges new intersections between art criticism, artistic practice, and online communities of readers both non-academic and academic. 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 practices in the field. We seek candidates with the knowledge and aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to publication and outstanding teaching. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, or aptitude for, departmental administration. APPLICATION PROCEDURES On or before January 15, 2020 please submit application materials via http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com . 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 your interests and qualifications; resume or curriculum vitae; statement of research and practice; diversity statement; statement of teaching philosophy including your thoughts on teaching a diverse student population and creating an inclusive learning environment; writing samples (not to exceed a combined maximum of 30 pages); and 1-3 examples of course syllabi. 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 www.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, 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 3,640 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 181 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 709 adjunct and part-time faculty. 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 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; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. EOE 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 Lumaturije “Luma” Asanoski, 116 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60603, 312.499.4165, lasonoski@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. REQUESTS 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 Scranton, Associate Director of Academic Affairs at mscranton@saic.edu .
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 07, 2019
Full time
The Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2020. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. DEPARTMENT PROFILE The Department of Fiber and Material Studies emphasizes the production of textiles and fiber arts within a contemporary art context, supported by current theoretical discourse. Students study a vast range of textile construction, surface techniques, and processes including: weaving, printing, dying, stitching, soft sculpture, felting, knitting, crochet, spinning, collage, and embellishment. Our studios feature analog and digital equipment, and students engage in thinking and working with hand processes while incorporating digital technologies and computer-assisted approaches to making. SAIC is affiliated with the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, which offers a comprehensive collection of textiles, fiber, and contemporary art. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/fiber-and-material-studies RESPONSIBILITIES Tenured and tenure-track faculty in Fiber and Material Studies teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students within the interdisciplinary art and design school environment of SAIC. The faculty member will teach in areas that contribute to the general goals of the department as well as in their area of specialization; take a leadership role in forging the future of the department; participate in student advising, admissions events, committee work, and special projects; contribute to the SAIC community through ongoing curricular development; and participate in departmental administration and school governance. QUALIFICATIONS An MFA or equivalent terminal degree is preferred. Candidates must have a nationally/internationally recognized studio practice and strong exhibition record and/or accomplishments within their field. The candidate should be well versed in historical and critical content related to the field of fiber and material studies within the broader contemporary art and design context. Knowledge of world textile history is highly desirable.  The Fiber and Material Studies Department seeks candidates with a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the college level or the equivalent who can teach both analog and digital technologies within one or more of the following areas; construction, print, sculpture, stitch, textile, and weaving. 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 practices in the field. We seek candidates with the knowledge and aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, or aptitude for, departmental administration. APPLICATION PROCEDURES On or before January 8, 2020 please submit application materials via http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com. 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 your interests and qualifications; resume or curriculum vitae; artist statement; diversity statement; statement of teaching philosophy including your thoughts on teaching to a diverse student population and creating an inclusive learning environment; and documentation of a selection of professional work. 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 www.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, 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 3,640 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 181 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 709 adjunct and part-time faculty. 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 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; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. EOE 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 Lumaturije “Luma” Asanoski, 116 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60603, 312.499.4165, lasonoski@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. REQUESTS 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 Scranton Associate Director of Academic Affairs at mscranton@saic.edu .
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 07, 2019
Full time
The Department of Contemporary Practices (CP) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2020. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality of practice, scholarship, academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. DEPARTMENT PROFILE The Department of Contemporary Practices provides an intensive introduction to contemporary art and design as part of the required curriculum for first-year and incoming undergraduate transfer students.  The department’s curriculum teaches undergraduate students critical thinking skills and a variety of studio practices, materials, and concepts in order to cultivate a broad understanding of contemporary art and design across diverse media. Contemporary Practices faculty work with students transitioning into SAIC and preparing for their future studies at the School. The Department has evolved from a more traditional foundations program, continually evaluating and assessing what a truly contemporary first-year required curriculum in the arts should be. The department has over 850 students and 85 Faculty, including 12 tenured or tenure-track faculty. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/contemporary-practices RESPONSIBILITIES Tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Contemporary Practices Department teach and advise undergraduate students within the context of an interdisciplinary art and design school. Contemporary Practices faculty must engage with work across a wide range of disciplines. All Contemporary Practices faculty participate in new student orientation, co-teach in the Core Studio courses, and partner with academic advisors in the Research Studio I course. Faculty regularly evaluate courses and student learning in relation to departmental assessment and learning outcomes. The faculty member will teach in areas that contribute to the general goals of the department as well as in their area of specialization; take a leadership role in forging the future of the department; participate in student advising, admissions events, committee work, and special projects; contribute to the SAIC community through ongoing curricular development; and participate in departmental administration and school governance.  QUALIFICATIONS An MFA or a terminal degree in a relevant field of study is preferred. Significant undergraduate level teaching experience is required. Applicants should have experience teaching courses related to art, design, and/or digital technology in relation to contemporary art and design. The candidate should have prior experience and/or capacity to work collaboratively with others to build strong and innovative programs and initiatives.  All candidates should demonstrate a commitment to foundational and or introductory level arts education. 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 art and design. We seek candidates with the knowledge and aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, or aptitude for, departmental administration. Priority will be given to candidates whose practice, research and/or pedagogical focus are in one or more of the following areas: Post-Secondary Art Pedagogy: Artists and designers that are committed to a student centered pedagogy and have experience developing curriculum for art and design students entering college. Interdisciplinary Practices: Artists and/or designers whose practice rigorously moves across and between disciplines. Diversity - Individuals whose practice, research, and/or pedagogy demonstrates a proactive approach to teaching a diverse population, and is inclusive of individuals from all backgrounds. APPLICATION PROCEDURES On or before January 5, 2020 please submit application materials via http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com . 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 your interests and qualifications; resume or curriculum vitae; diversity statement; statement of teaching philosophy including your thoughts on teaching a diverse student population and creating an inclusive learning environment at the first-year college level; artist’s statement; *documentation of professional work (not to exceed 15 examples); two examples of course syllabi/assignments; and documentation of students’ work (not to exceed 10 examples).  * For time based work, no more than 10 minutes duration in total. For written work examples no more than 10 pages total. 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 www.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, 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 3,640 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 181 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 709 adjunct and part-time faculty. 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 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; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. EOE 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 Lumaturije “Luma” Asanoski, 116 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60603, 312.499.4165, lasonoski@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. REQUESTS 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 Scranton, Associate Director of Academic Affairs at mscranton@saic.edu .
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 07, 2019
Full time
The Department of Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 2020. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with practice, scholarship, academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. DEPARTMENT PROFILE SAIC’s 60-credit Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling 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. The Department of Art Therapy offers a three-year Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling degree with an enrollment of 75 graduate students. The program currently has 5 full-time faculty and 23 part-time faculty, offering 60 graduate courses each year, including extensive supervised fieldwork experiences at the graduate level. Further information about the department can be found at: http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/art-therapy RESPONSIBILITIES Tenured and tenure-track faculty in art therapy teach and advise graduate students within the interdisciplinary art and design school environment of SAIC. The primary focus of the faculty member will be to contribute to the general goals of the art therapy department; take a leadership role in forging the future of the department; participate in student advising, admissions events, committee work, and special projects; contribute to the SAIC community through ongoing curricular development; and participate in departmental administration and school governance.   QUALIFICATIONS A Master’s degree in Art Therapy with ATR-BC required; doctoral degree preferred. Prior teaching, supervisory, and administrative experience preferred; extensive professional experience as an art therapist preferred; candidates must have demonstrated scholarly and professional activity. The department of art therapy invites applications from candidates who have a strong interest in art therapy research, 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; an interdisciplinary approach to art therapy practice and scholarship; and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines. The department seeks candidates with experience in teaching art therapy and counseling with scholarship from fields such as, disability studies, family therapy, queer studies, critical race theory, feminist theory, transnational studies, and studies in ageing. 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 practices in the field. We seek candidates with the knowledge and aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should demonstrate their experience with, or aptitude for, departmental administration. APPLICATION PROCEDURES On or before January 6, 2020 please submit application materials via http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com . 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 your interests and qualifications; resume or curriculum vitae; statement of research and practice; diversity statement documenting your experiences and commitments to diversity in your research and practice; statement of teaching philosophy including your thoughts on teaching a diverse student population and creating an inclusive learning environment; documentation of a selection of professional work showcasing clinical and/or community based practices; and scholarly writing samples, preferably published.       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 www.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, 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 3,640 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 181 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 709 adjunct and part-time faculty. 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 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; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy and Counseling; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. EOE 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 Lumaturije “Luma” Asanoski, 116 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60603, 312.499.4165, lasonoski@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. REQUESTS 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 Scranton, Associate Director of Academic Affairs at mscranton@saic.edu .