Chair of Sound Design

Savannah, Georgia (US)
Apr 05, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Join SCAD Savannah as chair of sound design and lead the first program of its kind in the U.S. Whether recording in state-of-the-art studios or in the field, SCAD sound design students learn to master their technical skills and establish their artistic styles. Under the guidance of Academy Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning faculty members, students create audio for film, television and games while also learning professional aesthetics and theory. 

In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the sound design department. This position requires you to direct, coordinate and evaluate personnel as well as foster collaboration between departments as part the mission to enhance the sound design department’s reputation in academic and professional circles. You will also oversee the development and implementation of the departmental budget.

The chair works with admission to recruit talented students for the program. In addition to teaching classes annually, as assigned, the chair of sound design develops curriculum and introduces new courses in emerging fields, including game audio and 3-D/360-degree immersive sound environments. You will work with the dean to provide professional development opportunities for professors as well as evaluate professors within the department through class observations and reviews of student evaluations, service and professional development and contributions to the department’s goals. In consultation with the dean and department members, you’ll also develop a strategic plan for the department that is consistent with the School of Entertainment Arts’ goals and overall SCAD strategic plan.

⎯ Terminal degree, or its equivalent, in sound design or a related field
⎯ Significant industry experience with extensive professional qualifications in specialized areas in sound design
⎯ Proven leadership skills
⎯ Ability to motivate students and faculty to think creatively and critically
⎯ Ability to work with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds

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