Full-Time Faculty in Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation
Deadline for applications: January 12, 2014
*Due to a discrepancy in the deadline for applications for a full-time faculty member in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, please note that the deadline has been extended to January 12th, 2015. Slideroom has been reopened and will remain open and accept applications until midnight on January 12th.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2015. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.
The department seeks candidates who are practicing artists with strong conceptual and historical grasps of contemporary issues in the field of experimental Media Art. Deeply addressing approaches as diverse as long-form Narrative Cinema to New Media Art, the department is looking for practicing artists who work directly in these fields. Film, Video, New Media, and Animation is committed to alternative forms and theory-practices.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach studio courses in a theory-practice context; to participate in curriculum development and review as well as forms of academic assessment; and to advise undergraduate and graduate students in an interdisciplinary fine arts context.
Applicants must have an active professional creative practice as a practicing artist with a significant exhibition record. The ideal candidate is committed to teaching media production and capable of creating a critical and inventive environment in the classroom. Applicants should be familiar with various methods of production—DIY to industry standards. A minimum of three years teaching experience at the college level is required. Terminal degree required-MFA or Master-level degree. In some cases, an undergraduate degree with commensurate experience will be considered.
After September 8, and by or before Monday, December 15, 2014, please submit an application and required materials at SAICfaculty.slideroom.com. You will create an account before completing the application that is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. Applicants can save and continue to work on the application until the final submission. Once an application is begun, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. No late applications may be submitted for any reason. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged for the application process.
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 include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications; résumé; artist statement; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of successful administrative and/or leadership abilities; sample syllabi for an undergraduate studio course; and portfolio/support materials as appropriate, i.e. video files uploaded to Slideroom or Vimeo links.