Job Opening – Faculty Position (10/2010)

2010 October 10

Full-time Faculty Position in Art History, Europe 1900-1945
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks a historian of European art, focusing on the period between 1900-1945, with additional expertise in methodologies, theories and historiography to join the Department of Art, History, Theory and Criticism as a full-time tenured or tenure track scholar who is committed to a creative and wide-ranging approach to these areas. The ideal candidate will join a department of fourteen full-time art historians specializing in modern and contemporary art. Together with 50 part-time faculty, the department currently offers 225 courses with enrollments of 7000 each year, and mentors 30 dedicated MA in Modern Art History students as well as Dual Degree students earning MAs in both Art History and Arts Administration and Policy. The position begins in August 2011.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be an active participant in the education of studio artists, architects, and arts professionals at the MFA, MA and BFA levels, will direct master’s theses in Art History, Theory, and Criticism, and will contribute to the vibrant and creative culture of a prestigious art school.

Qualifications
Ph.D. is required, some teaching experience preferred. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions, and are commensurate with quality of scholarship or practice, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. Full-time faculty are awarded a twelve-month contract with benefits.

Application Procedures
By December 15, 2010 please submit application materials at http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com.
You will be asked to create an account, then complete the application which is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. Complete the fields for: a letter of introduction stating your interests and qualifications; résumé; and contact information for three professional references. Required files to upload include: writing samples (pdf files recommended).

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/jobs/faculty for postings of 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 3,000 students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, the School is one of the largest 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. Renowned faculty are leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC’s resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing. Numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances.

The School currently enrolls 3,000 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 150 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 500 adjunct and part-time faculty supported by 300 staff.

Degree tracks include the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio; BFA with Emphasis in Art Education, Art History, or Writing; BA and MA in Visual and Critical Studies; BIA (Interior Architecture); Master of Architecture; Master of Design in Designed Objects or Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Fine Arts in Studio or Writing; Master of Art degrees in Arts Administration; Art Education; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; 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.

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