Associate Chair of Fashion

Employer
SCAD
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Apr 24, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

SCAD seeks a full-time associate chair to support the university’s fashion program at its Atlanta location.

With deep connections to the fashion industry, the department brings fashion luminaries to visit and work with students every year, making SCAD the runway from which tomorrow’s designers launch their careers.

Responsibilities:
⎯ Day-to-day administration of the academic department
⎯ Direct, coordinate and evaluate the fashion department
⎯ Develop curriculum
⎯ Foster interdepartmental collaboration and continue to enhance the reputation of the SCAD fashion department in academic and professional circles
⎯ Oversee departmental budget, including its development and implementation
⎯ Work with the admission department to recruit talented undergraduate and graduate students to SCAD and to the fashion program
⎯ Teach classes annually, as assigned
⎯ 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 associate dean to provide professional development opportunities for professors
⎯ Develop, in consultation with the associate dean and department members, a strategic plan for the department that is consistent with School of Fashion’s goals and overall SCAD strategic plan

Requirements: 
⎯ Terminal degree or its equivalent in fashion or a related field
⎯ Industry experience
⎯ Proven leadership skills
⎯ Outstanding interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
⎯ Innovation, energy, and personal and professional integrity
⎯ Experience with curriculum development
⎯ Ability to motivate students and faculty to think creatively and critically
⎯ Ability to work with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds
⎯ Leadership and supervisory experience in academia preferred

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