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Posted: 10/10/2009

Employer
School of the Art Institute of chicago
Historic Preservation

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 3,000 students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, the School is one of the largest 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. Renowned faculty are leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing. Numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. The School currently enrolls 3,000 students in 15 studio departments and 8 academic departments. There are150 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and visiting artists, and 500 adjunct and part-time faculty suppported by 300 staff. Degree tracks include the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio; BFA with Emphasis in Art Education, Art History, or Writing; BA and MA in Visual and Critical Studies; BIA (Interior Architecture); Master of Architecture; Master of Design in Designed Objects or Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Fine Arts in Studio or Writing; Master of Art degrees in Arts Administration; Art Education; Art History, Theory, and Criticism; Art Therapy; New Arts Journalism; Teaching; and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation.


Position
Faculty/Architect in Historic Preservation
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Chicago, IL
Details
 

FULL-TIME FACULTY/ARCHITECT in HISTORIC PRESERVATION

The Master of Science in Historic Preservation Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member to teach in one of the nation's leading Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree programs. The program offers courses in the disciplinary areas of architectural design, history, planning, and materials conservation. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.

Responsibilities: Teaching requirements include materials conservation, architectural documentation and/or design, and the research and writing of landmark nominations. The successful candidate must maintain an active professional practice, participate in the development of the department and in faculty governance of the School, chair the department on a rotating basis, advise graduate theses and internshis, and promote the program nationally. The program has 30 to 40 graduate students annually, two full-time faculty, and 14 part-time faculty who are practicing professionals in the field. It offers 20 courses and an international study trip each academic year.

Qualifications: The successful applicant is an architect with practical experience in historic preservation projects. The successful candidate has a keen understanding of materials conservation, and a willingness to perform administrative duties and provide vision and direction as the departmental director on a rotating basis. A degree in architecture and teaching experience is expected and a degree in historic preservation is preferred.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Application Procedure: By Friday, November 6, 2009 please submit r?©sum?©; teaching philosophy; statement of research or practice; portfolio of projects that provide evidence of participation in preservation projects, organizations and advocacy; sample course syllabi; three reference letters (preferably included with application); and a self-addressed, stamped postcard to confirm receipt of materials to: Historic Preservation Faculty Search/pnet SAIC, Dean's Office 37 South Wabash Avenue Chicago IL 60603 If you would like your application materials to be returned, please include an appropriately sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope at the time of application. Materials will be returned at the conclusion of the selection process in Spring 2010.
Shanna Linn
ADDRESS
SAIC, Deans Office
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

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