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

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Aug 31 06:28:35 MDT 2015


  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 status.

      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 


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

      Application Procedures

*By or before Friday, November 20, 2015*, please submit application 
materials atSAICfaculty.slideroom.com 
<http://saicfaculty.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.

*Complete 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 

*Please 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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