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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Position with the Art Institute of Chicago (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:23:09 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Liberal Arts Department of the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago seeks a scientist with a PhD to fill a full-time, tenured or
tenure-track faculty position to begin Fall 2016. We seek to add a
full-time faculty member whose research and teaching relate to
environmental or climate science. The ideal candidate has additional
expertise in one or more of the following areas - computational
modeling, large data sets, and/or innovative data visualization - and
will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a
perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that
expands the intellectual conversation of the field. Candidates must have
a commitment to teaching science that informs the major social and
political debates of our times.

This position is for someone who is committed to an interdisciplinary
approach, a scholarly community of colleagues well outside the fields of
science, and creative students. The successful applicant must
demonstrate outstanding communications skills and a talent for teaching
the non-scientist.

Depending on the candidate, this position also offers the possibility
for potential collaborations in innovative teaching and research across
various departments of the School, such as Art and Technology Studies,
Architecture, Sculpture, Fiber and Materials Studies and various
departments through the development of innovative courses.

Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, teaching, and current
professional status.

SAIC is a college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the
fine arts and design. The Department of Liberal Arts, one of 23
departments at the school, is chaired by a full-time faculty member with
14 full-time faculty and over 100 part-time faculty that offers 200
courses each year, primarily to undergraduate students pursuing a BFA in
Studio Art. Liberal Arts courses provide the intellectual foundation for
success at the school and in students' continuing practice as artists
and scholars. The department offers courses in English, the Humanities,
Social Sciences, Natural Science, and foreign languages, as well as
English for International Students, and Academic Access, a probationary
academic enrichment program.

Current science faculty maintain research and teaching affiliations with
a number of area universities, labs and museums. The School of the Art
Institute of Chicago is affiliated (and physically connected) with the
world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and is in close proximity to
other Chicago museums like the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of
Natural History, and the Adler Planetarium. The area boasts three
world-class research universities, two national laboratories, and a
large number of smaller universities and colleges. Further information
can be found at

The successful candidate will join a science faculty of 14 (currently
three full-time) in teaching introductory and interdisciplinary courses
in science to undergraduate art and design students. The position also
involves assisting in the coordination of the math and science program;
contributing to the program and School through other administrative
duties and service; and ongoing engagement in scholarly and professional

Required: PhD in environmental and/or climate science or equivalent.
Prior teaching experience required. Supervisory and administrative
experience preferred.

By or before Friday, November 20, 2015, please submit application
materials at You will be asked to
create an account, and then complete the application that is a
combination 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 (one of whom will
be able to specifically address the candidate’s suitability for this

Please convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required
files to upload include: cover letter stating interests and
qualifications; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy;
statement of research; and examples of course syllabi.

Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application
procedures, or the search process may be emailed to
Please consult for information on the School and its
programs, or for open positions and
application procedures.

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 3,500 students in 15 studio departments and
8 academic departments. There are 153 full-time tenured or tenure-track
faculty and visiting artists, and 693 adjunct and part-time faculty
supported by 300 staff.

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; BIA (Interior Architecture); 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.

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
Michael Nicolai, Vice President for Human Resources, Human Resources
Department, 116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60603,
312.629.9411, <>

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, <>.

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.

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