The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Joohyun Lee (MFA 2013), Interstice, 2013. Video installation. Courtesy of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Call for applicants: full- and part-time faculty
All positions begin August 2015

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
37 South Wabash
Chicago, Illinois 60603

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks exceptional artists, designers, and scholars for full-time tenured or tenure-track positions in a variety of disciplines to join the ranks of its renowned faculty.

Open searches for full-time faculty with submission deadlines in December 2014 and January 2015 include:

– Faculty in Art Education, endowed professorship
– Full-time faculty in Art History, Modern and Contemporary Art in East Asia or the Middle East
– Full-time faculty in Contemporary Practices
– Full-time faculty in Fashion Design
– Full-time faculty in Film, Video, New Media, and Animation
– Full-time faculty in Liberal Arts, Cultural Scholar – Director of Academic Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion

Individuals who are conversant in contemporary practices, committed to teaching at the college level, and interested in shaping the next generation of artists and scholars as part of SAIC's stimulating intellectual environment are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and reflect candidates' professional standing in their fields, particular areas of scholarship or practice, and teaching experience. International applicants will be considered, and some relocation funds may be provided. All positions begin August 2015.

Full position descriptions and online-only application procedures can be found here.

About SAIC
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, SAIC offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary 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. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing, and numerous special collections and programming venues that provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit

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. SAIC was recently recognized for diversity and inclusion initiatives with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award.