Full-time Faculty in Arts Administration and Policy

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Department of Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to lead and develop the new, project-based Management Studies portion of its curriculum, beginning August 2014. SAIC seeks applicants with a commitment to excellence in teaching and to innovative professional practice.

About the Department

The Arts Administration and Policy program is one of 23 departments at SAIC. It is chaired by a full-time faculty member with three full-time faculty and 20 part-time faculty who offer 50 courses each year, with up to 50 dedicated MA students.


The successful candidate will teach required graduate-level courses in the management curriculum, supervise master's-level thesis projects, and develop general and thematically organized courses in his or her field. The candidate must have the ability to contribute to a dynamic program with a diverse population, including many international students. Faculty members are expected maintain an active professional practice and participate in the development of the department and in faculty governance of SAIC.


Requirements include significant experience as an arts administrator; extensive local, national, and international networks with which to develop departmental and project partnerships; and familiarity with current issues and trends in art and culture. SAIC is a highly interdisciplinary environment and seeks candidates who bring expertise in developing a range of learning environments across multiple creative disciplines that would be of interest to students in other departments of the school.

An MA in Arts Administration or related degree, and/or commensurate professional experience, is required. Additional areas of expertise should include arts or cultural organizational experience in a leadership capacity. Three to five years of prior college-level teaching experience is preferred. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality and output of scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.

Application Procedures

By or before Monday, December 16, 2013, 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, and once an application is begun, there is a grace period for additions or revisions. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Complete the fields for: a cover letter stating interests and qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Required files to upload include: curriculum vitae, syllabi or previous courses taught, and documentation of your professional practice.

If you have any questions about this process please contact [email protected]