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Maya Gopalan

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ART HISTORY, THEORY, AND CRITICISM

The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning August of 2023.

PROGRAM PROFILE

The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, one of 23 departments at the school, is composed of fifteen full-time art historians specializing in modern and contemporary art and design. Together with 50 part-time faculty, the department currently offers 225 courses, and mentors 30 dedicated MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History students, undergraduate students pursuing a dedicated BA in Art History, and dual-degree graduate students earning an MA in Arts Administration and Policy in conjunction with their MA in Art History.

Further information can be found at http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/arthi/

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History, Theory, and Criticism will teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students within the interdisciplinary art and design school environment of SAIC.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. or A.B.D. in Art History or other relevant field of study is preferred. Some teaching experience is preferred. The Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks a historian of Black art, visual culture, or design for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship. Preference will be given to scholars with trans-historical expertise in Black art, the Black Atlantic, and the diverse communities of the diaspora. 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 practices in the field. We seek candidates with the knowledge and aptitude to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Applicants who have taught at SAIC within the past five years are ineligible.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

On or before June 15, 2023, 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 composed of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline.

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 research and practice
  • statement of teaching philosophy (please include your thoughts on teaching a diverse student population and creating an inclusive learning environment)
  • diversity statement
  • 2 examples of course syllabi, including an MA-level Methods course for Art History
  • writing samples (combined maximum of 30 pages)

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.

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; 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.

For information on notice of nondiscrimination, see the Office for Civil Rights Discrimination 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 Molly Roth Scranton, Associate Director of Faculty Affairs, at mscranton@saic.edu.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, Illinois