Monday, November 5, 2012

Full-time Faculty in Painting and Drawing - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks exceptional artists for one or more full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty at all ranks to teach graduate and undergraduate programs in the Department of Painting and Drawing, to begin August 2013. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions, and are commensurate with quality of practice or scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.

Full-time faculty teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes within the Department of Painting and Drawing, and work with MFA graduate students on a tutorial basis. The ideal candidates may also 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.

Applicants must have an MFA or equivalent, a minimum of two years teaching experience or its equivalent, and a significant record of exhibitions and related professional activities.  Artists who are painters or whose practice includes painting, drawing and related interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged to apply.

Other qualifications include knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues. Leadership skills, a strong commitment to teaching, and participation in departmental development are 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 Procedure
By Monday, January 7, 2013 please submit an application 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 three professional references. Required files to upload include: a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications; résumé; artist statement; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabus; and portfolio of professional work or other documents as appropriate.