Job Opportunities

Collegiate Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a four-year, non-renewable, postgraduate teaching appointment in Visual Arts as a Collegiate Assistant Professor.  Collegiate Assistant Professors are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the Core Curriculum, the College’s general education program.

The position is open to artists in all disciplines and areas of specialization who will have completed all requirements for their MFA degree no later than August 31, 2019.  Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as in their exhibition record.

In most years, Collegiate Assistant Professors teach two courses in each of three quarters; usually Visual Language: On Images, and/or Visual Language: On Objects.   Descriptions of these courses can be found at  Therefore, preference will be given to candidates who can teach two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional art.

The Collegiate Assistant Professor will participate with other Department of Visual Arts faculty in curriculum development, academic advising of undergraduate students in a variety of media, and other committee work.

The Collegiate Assistant Professor will be a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (see  S/he will be eligible for one quarter of research leave, typically in the Spring of the third year of appointment, and may be eligible to apply for a second research leave in the Spring of the fourth and final year of appointment.

The position comes with an annual salary, in 2019-20, of $70,890, carries full benefits, and an annual professional development fund of $5,000.  The start date for this teaching appointment is September 1, 2019.

Applicants must apply online at the University’s Academic Career Opportunities website,, select requisition #03924, and upload the following materials:  a current curriculum vitae (it should include your name, phone number, email address, and mailing address) a letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters will be solicited automatically by the Academic Career Opportunities application system. A complete application must also include an image portfolio submitted on SlideRoom at the following link:

Application deadline is December 17, 2018.  Only completed applications will be considered.

The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

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