Job Opening – Faculty Position, Art Historian, North American Art, 1865-1945 (10/2012)

2012 October 5

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinios

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks an art historian of North American art, 1865-1945, open rank, with expertise in diverse cultures and methodologies to join the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, beginning August 2013. 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.

This full-time tenured or tenure track position will add to a current 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 each year to talented students from across the school, and mentors 30 dedicated MA in Modern Art History students, undergraduate students pursuing a dedicated BA in Art History, and 30 dual-degree graduate students earning an MA in Arts Administration and Policy in conjunction with their MA in Art History.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism’s MA and undergraduate programs in Art History, providing undergraduate courses, graduate seminars, and master’s thesis supervision. The candidate will also be an active participant in the education of studio artists, architects, and arts professionals at the MFA, MA and BFA levels, and will contribute to the vibrant and creative culture of a prestigious art school. Faculty are expected to maintain active professional practices and also participate in departmental and school-wide committees and service.

Ph.D. is required, some teaching experience preferred. Evidence of ongoing research and continued publication trajectory expected. The ability to communicate with students on multiple levels, both graduate and undergraduate, will be essential, as well as interest in participating in an ongoing conversation about the evolution and future of the discipline and department.

Application Procedures
By December 1, 2012 please submit complete application materials at 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 contact information, educational background, and professional references. Required files to upload include: letter of introduction stating your interests and qualifications; résumé, and writing samples (PDF files recommended).

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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