Associate Chair of Preservation Design

Savannah, Georgia
Jun 04, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

SCAD seeks a full-time associate chair of preservation design in the School of Building Arts at the university’s Savannah location.

The SCAD School of Building Arts emphasizes sustainable design strategies for emerging and historic neighborhoods, city and metropolitan communities at local, regional and global levels. Across multiple locations worldwide, students and faculty collaborate to address international design and preservation issues on all continents, emphasizing the importance of cultural, climatic and economic indices of the built environment in the creative stewardship of heritage resources.

The successful candidate will be a passionate, motivated educator who is eager to develop an innovative curriculum that connects design to preservation and redevelopment. The associate chair will be an ambassador of the program and shape the emergent field of preservation design in a creative, energetic and entrepreneurial academic environment.

− Collaborate with colleagues and administration to further develop the new program in preservation design, with a focus on viable economic development, innovative design and adaptive use and contemporary planning issues
− Oversee day-to-day administration of the preservation design department including budget, schedule, workflow and curriculum development.
− Direct, coordinate and assess the program with the Office of Institutional Assessment on a regular basis
− Foster interdisciplinary collaboration
− Enhance the reputation of the program in academic and professional circles
− Work with the admission department to recruit talented students 
− 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 dean to provide professional development opportunities for professors
− Develop, in consultation with the dean and department members, a strategic plan for the department that is consistent with the School of Building Art’s goals and overall SCAD strategic plan

− Terminal degree or the equivalent in architecture, preservation, urban design, interior design, development or a related field
− Professional experience in design, preservation, planning, development, municipal administration or a related discipline
− Ability to motivate students and faculty to think creatively and critically
− Ability to work with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds
− Proven experience teaching at the university level 
− A background in classical design and professional licensure are preferred