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Two Faculty positions in Design History at SAIC

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago announces two full-time, tenured or tenure track 
positions in Design History beginning in Fall 2008. Descriptions follow:

FACULTY in DESIGN HISTORY specializing in FASHION, THEORY & CRITICISM
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism 
invites applications for a design historian with professional specialization in fashion design, as a 
full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member, beginning August 2008. Rank and salary are 
commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.

Responsibilities: Teach core undergraduate and graduate-level lecture courses and seminars on 
the design history, theory and criticism of fashion. Scholar must be committed to innovative and 
multidisciplinary teaching with strong training in one of the following: Critical Theory; New Art 
History and Cultural Studies; or Cultural History. The fashion historian will help shape the new 
Master of Design in Fashion, Body, and Garment launching in Fall 2008.

Qualifications: Must demonstrate promise in scholarly publications and have earned a Ph.D. in Art 
History, Design History, Cultural Studies or related field. ABD candidates and MFA in Fashion 
considered.

Application procedure: Priority deadline January 5, 2008; however, applications will be reviewed 
until the positions are filled. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of design expertise and 
interests, a one-page teaching/educational philosophy, examples of work, materials to 
demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, contact information for three references, a self-
addressed, stamped postcard to confirm receipt of materials, and an SASE only if you wish 
materials to be returned, to:

Fashion Design History Search, dh
SAIC, Deans' Office
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago IL 60603

Questions regarding open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be 
directed to Shanna Linn, Director of Academic Administration in the Office of Deans and Division 
Chairs, at [log in to unmask], or (312) 899.7472. Consult www.saic.edu for information on the School 
and its programs, or www.saic.edu/about/jobs/faculty for specific job descriptions and 
application procedures. 

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a leading professional school of art and design, is 
affiliated with the museum of the Art Institute of Chicago at the center of one of the country's 
most exciting and diverse cultural communities. SAIC has long been characterized by its 
interdisciplinary approach to the making and critical study of art, and pursues this aim with a 
campus environment and facilities that support cutting edge and traditional practices. It has 15 
studio departments, a first year program, and 7 academic departments with an emphasis on 
transdisciplinary study, and offers 6 undergraduate degrees, and 13 graduate degrees as well as 
post-baccalaureate certificates and continuing studies programs. The School currently enrolls 
2,700 FTE students and employs 150 full-time and 400 adjunct, part-time and visiting artist 
faculty, and 300 staff.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully 
committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and student populations. All applications are 
welcomed and encouraged.


 
FACULTY POSITION: DESIGN HISTORIAN in GRAPHIC & INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism 
invites applications for a design historian with professional specialization in graphic design 
and/or industrial design as a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member beginning August 
2008. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional 
status.

Responsibilities: Teach core undergraduate and graduate-level lecture courses and seminars on 
the design history and theory of industrial design, graphic design, and/or architecture. Scholar 
must be committed to innovative and multidisciplinary teaching with strong training in one of the 
following: Critical Theory; New Art History and Cultural Studies; Cultural History; History of 
Technology to support the MDes, MArch and MFA graduate programs in designed objects, 
architecture, and visual communication.

Qualifications: Must demonstrate promise in scholarly publications and have earned a Ph.D. in Art 
History, Design History, Architectural History/Theory or Cultural Studies. ABD candidates and MFA 
in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or Information Design considered.

Application procedure: Priority deadline January 5, 2008; however, applications will be reviewed 
until the positions are filled. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of design expertise and 
interests, a one-page teaching/educational philosophy, examples of work, materials to 
demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, contact information for three references, a self-
addressed, stamped postcard to confirm receipt of materials, and an SASE only if you wish 
materials to be returned, to:

Design History Search, dh
SAIC, Deans' Office
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago IL 60603

Questions regarding open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be 
directed to Shanna Linn, Director of Academic Administration in the Office of Deans and Division 
Chairs, at [log in to unmask], or (312) 899.7472. Consult www.saic.edu for information on the School 
and its programs, or www.saic.edu/about/jobs/faculty for specific job descriptions and 
application procedures. 

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a leading professional school of art and design, is 
affiliated with the museum of the Art Institute of Chicago at the center of one of the country's 
most exciting and diverse cultural communities. SAIC has long been characterized by its 
interdisciplinary approach to the making and critical study of art, and pursues this aim with a 
campus environment and facilities that support cutting edge and traditional practices. It has 15 
studio departments, a first year program, and 7 academic departments with an emphasis on 
transdisciplinary study, and offers 6 undergraduate degrees, and 13 graduate degrees as well as 
post-baccalaureate certificates and continuing studies programs. The School currently enrolls 
2,700 FTE students and employs 150 full-time and 400 adjunct, part-time and visiting artist 
faculty, and 300 staff.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully 
committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and student populations. All applications are 
welcomed and encouraged.

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