[ES_JOBS_NET] Full-Time Faculty Position in Science, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Full-Time Faculty Position
in Science

The Liberal Arts department
of SAIC seeks a scientist with a PhD to fill a full-time, tenured
or tenure-track faculty position to begin fall 2016. We seek to
add a full-time faculty member whose research and teaching relate
to environmental or climate science. The ideal candidate has
additional expertise in one or more of the following
areas—computational modeling, large data sets, and/or innovative
data visualization—and will contribute to the diversity of the
School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique
set of experiences that expands the intellectual conversation of
the field. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching science
that informs the major social and political debates of our times.

This position is for
someone who is committed to an interdisciplinary approach, a
scholarly community of colleagues well outside the fields of
science, and creative students. The successful applicant must
demonstrate outstanding communications skills and a talent for
teaching the non-scientist.

Depending on the candidate,
this position also offers the possibility for potential
collaborations in innovative teaching and research across various
departments of the school, such as Art and Technology Studies,
Architecture, Sculpture, Fiber and Materials Studies and various
departments through the development of innovative courses.

Rank and salary are
commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional

Program Profile

SAIC is a college offering
undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fine arts and design.
The Department of Liberal Arts, one of 23 departments at the
school, is chaired by a full-time faculty member with 14 full-time
faculty and over 100 part-time faculty that offers 200 courses
each year, primarily to undergraduate students pursuing a BFA in
Studio Art. Liberal Arts courses provide the intellectual
foundation for success at the school and in students’ continuing
practice as artists and scholars. The department offers courses in
English, the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Science, and
foreign languages, as well as English for International Students,
and Academic Access, a probationary academic enrichment program.

Current science faculty
maintain research and teaching affiliations with a number of area
universities, labs and museums. The School of the Art Institute of
Chicago is affiliated (and physically connected) with the
world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and is in close proximity
to other Chicago museums like the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum
of Natural History, and the Adler Planetarium. The area boasts
three world-class research universities, two national
laboratories, and a large number of smaller universities and
colleges. More information


The successful candidate
will join a science faculty of 14 (currently three full-time) in
teaching introductory and interdisciplinary courses in science to
undergraduate art and design students. The position also involves
assisting in the coordination of the math and science program;
contributing to the program and School through other
administrative duties and service; and ongoing engagement in
scholarly and professional activities.


Required: PhD in
environmental and/or climate science or equivalent. Prior teaching
experience required. Supervisory and administrative experience

Application Procedures

or before Friday, November 20, 2015, please submit
application materials atSAICfaculty.slideroom.com. 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. No applications may be submitted beyond the
deadline for any reason.

the fields for: educational
background; current position; and contact information for three
professional references (one of whom will be able to specifically
address the candidate’s suitability for this position).

convert all word documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload
include: cover letter stating interests and qualifications;
curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of
research; and examples of course syllabi.

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