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FULL TIME VISITING ARTIST IN ART & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

The Department of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a one year, full-time visiting artist faculty position, beginning August 2020.

PROGRAM PROFILE

Art and Technology Studies (ATS) curriculum focuses on the use of technology as an artistic medium. Works produced in the Art and Technology Studies Department are often time-based, interactive, immersive, and multi-sensory, and use hybrids of retro and cutting-edge technologies. In its current configuration, ATS teaches numerous courses in the following disciplines: programming, light, kinetics and electronics, audio, augmented reality, virtual reality and game design, bio art, and the history and theory of these disciplines. The department also teaches courses in exploratory areas that fall outside of these disciplines, such as poetic systems and olfactory art. The Department of Art and Technology Studies is chaired by a full-time faculty member with five full-time faculty and 15 part-time faculty. Further information about the department can be found at www.saic.edu/academics/departments/art-and-technology-studies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Full Time Visiting Artists in Art and Technology Studies teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students within the interdisciplinary art and design school environment of SAIC. This faculty position will complement one or more of the department's areas of focus: bio art, gaming, virtual reality and augmented reality, kinetics, electronics, mechatronics and robotics, interactive and responsive art, emerging materials and digital fabrication, DIY, open source and community-based art, experimental visualization, light and neon, social and locative media, networks, and other technology-centered practices. The faculty member will teach in areas that contribute to the general goals of the department as well as in their area of specialization, and will participate in student advising, admissions events, and special projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

An MFA or a terminal degree in other relevant field of study is preferred. Some teaching experience is preferred. The department seeks artists who work directly with code, software, hardware, bio art, and/or various forms of emerging technologies. It is important that candidates demonstrate their integration of skills with a strong conceptual and historical grasp of contemporary issues in the intersecting worlds of art, science, technology, and new media. Given its position in an art school with an interdisciplinary focus, the Department of Art and Technology Studies is committed to alternative forms and practices that emphasize innovation. We recognize that current artistic practices combine media within several modes of exhibition, including but not limited to galleries, museums, theaters, festivals, podcasts, websites, workshops, and urban spaces. The ideal candidate 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 design practices in the field. We seek candidates with the knowledge and aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

On or before March 1, 2020, please submit application materials via 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 your interests and qualifications; resume or curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy including your thoughts on teaching to a diverse student population and creating an inclusive learning environment; statement of research and practice; a diversity statement; and documentation of professional work.

QUESTIONS

Questions about this position, 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.

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 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 transdisciplinary 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 3,640 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are 181 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 709 adjunct and part-time faculty.

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 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; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; Visual and Critical Studies; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation.

EOE

The Art Institute of Chicago, including both the school and the museum, is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students, visitors, faculty, and staff, and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications. The Art Institute of Chicago does not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or former military status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, in its programs and activities, public accommodations or employment practices. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Coordinator

Lumaturije “Luma” Asanoski, 116 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60603, 312.499.4165, lasonoski@saic.edu.

Section 504 Coordinator

Felice Dublon, PhD, Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs, The Office of Student Affairs, 36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1204, Chicago, IL 60603, 312.629.6800, fdublon@saic.edu.

For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, see the Office for Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 800.421.3481.

REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

SAIC provides reasonable accommodations during the interview process for candidates with disabilities in adherence with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you need an accommodation to participate in an interview, please contact Associate Director of Faculty Search, Promotion, and Tenure, Molly Scranton, at mscranton@saic.edu.

Contact Info:
SAIC Faculty Affairs
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, Illinois