Associate Chair of Accessory Design

Savannah. Georgia
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

SCAD seeks candidates for a full-time associate chair of accessory design position in the school of fashion at the university’s Savannah location.

Through collaboration with various disciplines, including fashion, fibers, industrial design, luxury and fashion management and graphic design, the SCAD accessory design program teaches students to conceptualize, design and execute an eclectic range of high-quality fashion accessories and primes them for careers in the thriving accessories market.

Students are provided with coveted internships, high-end resources and celebrated faculty who are at the peak of the profession. Accessory design students benefit from red-carpet events that bring the biggest names in the industry to SCAD, as well as opportunities to learn directly from the stars of accessory design and credentialed and experienced SCAD faculty from around the world. Through every step of the design process, from concept to completion, SCAD professors provide unparalleled and individualized attention to the refined details that make a professional accessory designer succeed in this burgeoning field.

− Day-to-day administration of the accessory design department
− Develop curriculum 
− Foster interdepartmental collaboration and continue to enhance the reputation of the SCAD accessory design department in academic and professional circles
− In conjunction with the dean of the school of fashion, oversee departmental budget, including its development and implementation
− Actively engage with the admission department to recruit talented undergraduate and graduate students to SCAD and to the department
− Teach classes annually, as assigned
− In conjunction with the dean of the school of fashion, evaluate professors within the department through class observations, a review of student evaluations, a review of service and professional development and a review of contributions to the department’s goals
− Work with the dean of the school of fashion to provide professional development opportunities for professors
− Develop, in consultation with the dean of the school of fashion and department members, a strategic plan for the department that is consistent with School of Fashion’s goals and overall SCAD strategic plan
− Manage staff members

− Terminal degree or its equivalent in accessory design or a related field
− Experience in handbag or footwear design 
− Teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred

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