From: Amy Beste (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 24 2009 - 09:58:36 PDT
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Film, Video, and
New Media seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position
beginning Fall 2010. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience,
teaching, and current professional status.
The department seeks candidates who have a strong conceptual and historical
grasp of contemporary issues in the intersecting worlds of experimental
video production, filmmaking, and new media. The department is looking for
artists who work directly with film and/or digital media. Given its position
in an art school with a transdisciplinary focus, the Department of Film,
Video, and New Media is committed to alternative forms and practices that
emphasize innovation. We recognize that current artistic practices combine
media within several modes of exhibition; including but not limited to
theaters, galleries, museums, festivals, broadcast, and webcast.
The Film, Video and New Media Department is one of twenty departments at the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The department is chaired by a
full-time faculty member, with 8 full-time senior faculty, a full-time
visiting artist, and 20 part-time faculty offering 100 courses each academic
year as part of the School's comprehensive studio program. The department
has 35 graduate students who work with faculty through individual tutorial
sessions. Related campus resources include the Video Data Bank, the 16mm
Film Study Collection archived in SAIC's Flaxman Library, the Gene Siskel
Film Center, and Conversations at the Edge, a weekly series of screenings,
artist talks, and performances organized by the department of Film, Video,
and New Media.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability
to Teach both theory and practice; to participate in curricular initiatives;
and to advise undergraduate and graduate students in a fine arts context.
Qualifications: Applicants must have an active professional creative
practice 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.
Application Procedure: By Monday, January 11, 2010 please send cover letter,
resume, artist statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of
successful administrative and/or leadership abilities, sample syllabi for an
undergraduate studio course, support materials (description list and
documentation of work‹slides, CD, DVD, URL, etc.), contact information for
three professional references, and a self-addressed, stamped postcard to
confirm receipt of materials to:
SAIC, Deans 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 after the search is concluded in
late spring 2011.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.