Associate Chair of Foundation Studies

Employer
SCAD
Location
Savannah, Georgia (US)
Posted
Jul 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

A strong foundation is integral to academic and artistic success, and SCAD’s foundation studies program builds the visual, conceptual and creative abilities that are essential to students’ development as professionals. Join the team that supports this mission as an associate chair of foundation studies at SCAD Savannah. In this role, you will teach first-year students in classes that address basic drawing through life drawing, drawing for design, digital drawing, 2-D design, 3-D design, 4-D design, color theory, visual design systems and creative thinking strategies.


This is your chance to work with talented students within the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, a walkable, bikeable coastal city that provides a living laboratory for the study of art and design.

Responsibilities:
- Assist chair with day-to-day administration of the foundation studies department
- Develop curriculum
- Foster interdepartmental collaboration and continue to enhance the reputation of the SCAD foundation studies department in academic and professional circles
- Work with the chair and dean to oversee departmental budget, including its development and implementation
- Work with the admission department to recruit talented undergraduate students to SCAD 
- Teach classes annually, as assigned
- Assist chair to 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 goals
- Work with the chair and dean to provide professional development opportunities for professors
- In consultation with the chair, dean, and department members, develop a strategic plan for the department that is consistent with the School of Foundation Studies’ goals and overall SCAD strategic plan

Requirements:
- Terminal degree in fine art or related art and design field
- Strong portfolio of related professional work
- Ability to work with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds
- At least three years college-level teaching experience
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
- Ability to motivate students and faculty to think creatively and critically
- Ability to work with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds
- University-level administration experience preferred