The Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, beginning August 2017. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with level of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The ideal candidates 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 artistic practice in the field.
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 has a diverse faculty of more than 70 working artists whose works appear in galleries and museums across the globe. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/ptdw/
Full-time faculty may teach undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate level classes within the Department of Painting and Drawing, and work with MFA students on a tutorial basis. In some cases, a candidate may also occasionally teach in collaboration with other relevant departments within the context of an interdisciplinary art school. Faculty are expected to maintain active professional practices and also participate in departmental and school-wide committees and service.
MFA degree or equivalent terminal degree preferred. A minimum of two years teaching experience or its equivalent, and a significant record of exhibitions and related professional activities required. Artists whose practice incorporates painting and drawing to a significant degree are encouraged to apply, especially those who are capable and interested in teaching perceptual painting and drawing. Knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues in painting and drawing is expected. The successful candidate must be capable of performing administrative duties, and provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis. A strong commitment to teaching and the ability to communicate with undergraduate and graduate students on multiple levels is essential, as well as engaged participation in an ongoing conversation about the evolution and future of the disciplines and department.
By or before Friday, December 16, 2016 please submit application materials at 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 interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; artist statement; statement of teaching philosophy; and portfolio of creative work and support materials or other documents as appropriate.
Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 trans-disciplinary 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 3,590 students in 15 studio departments and 8 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; BA degrees in Art History and in 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; Modern and Contemporary Art History; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation.
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