Job: Chicago Fiber and Materials Faculty

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
DEPARTMENT OF FIBER AND MATERIAL STUDIES

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Fiber and Material Studies seeks applicants for a full-time, tenured or tenure track-position, beginning Fall 2009. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.

The department seeks candidates with an accomplished studio practice or who are engaged in theoretical/scholarly production within the field. The Department of Fiber and Material Studies is uniquely positioned to investigate the relationships among concept, materiality, and process in contemporary art while acknowledging historical traditions. Students use a broad range of media and methods with emphasis on the integration of the textile traditions including sculptural practices, loom-woven structures, and screenprinted fabrics within a broad contemporary art and cultural dialogue.

Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduates and graduate students in a transdisciplinary art school, advise graduate students in a tutorial environment, maintain an active professional practice. Express a willingness to perform the administrative duties and provide vision and direction as the departmental chair on a rotating basis.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate has a nationally/internationally recognized practice, a strong exhibition record or is accomplished within his/her field of cultural production, and a minimum of three years experience teaching at the college level.

Application:
By January 5, 2009, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, artist statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, support materials (description list and visual documentation of work, slides, CDs, DVDs or other materials appropriate to the representation of the work), contact information for three professional references; and sample syllabi for a graduate or undergraduate studio and/or topical seminar, and a self-addressed, stamped postcard to confirm receipt of materials to:

Fiber and Material Studies Search
SAIC, Deans Office
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

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