Visiting Faculty Pool Announcement

The San Francisco Art Institute invites applications for a part-time visiting faculty hiring pool.

Studio Disciplines

Part-time faculty are sought in the following disciplines:  Art and Technology, Ceramics, Drawing, Filmmaking, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture, and Graduate Studio Art. Please see our web site for further descriptions of these majors as they are taught at SFAI.

Liberal Arts

Part-time faculty are sought in Art History, English Composition, Humanities, Social Sciences, Math, and Science.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to browse webadvisor.sfai.edu to gain an understanding of our course offerings.

Selected visiting faculty may be considered for teaching in all undergraduate and graduate level required courses, with possible opportunities to propose specific topical courses as well.  Successful candidates should be able to teach undergraduate (BA and BFA) and graduate (MA and MFA) students with a diversity of perspectives. Applicants may apply to teach in multiple disciplines.

Qualifications: For the studio disciplines, the MFA degree is required; for the Liberal Arts, the PhD is required. All positions additionally require prior college level teaching experience and a promising professional exhibition or publication record commensurate with years of experience in the field.

E-mail a letter of application and a current cv to: academicaffairs@sfai.edu using the subject line of “Application to Visiting Faculty Hiring Pool”. Please do not send additional materials; your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate reviewer, who will contact you for more information if desired.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

About San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), founded in 1871, is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in the practice and study of contemporary art. As a diverse community of working artists and scholars, SFAI provides students with a rigorous education in the arts and preparation for a life in the arts through an immersive studio environment, an integrated liberal arts and art history curriculum, and critical engagement with the world. Committed to educating artists who will shape the future of art, culture, and society, SFAI fosters creativity and original thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary context.

SFAI offers BFA, BA, MFA, and MA degrees, a dual MA/MFA degree, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and a range of continuing education and public programs. SFAI enrolls approximately 680 students in the degree programs. Notable past faculty and alumni include Lance Acord, Ansel Adams, Kathryn Bigelow, Enrique Chagoya, Angela Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Annie Leibovitz, Barry McGee, Catherine Opie, Peter Pau, and Kehinde Wiley.