Associate Chair Foundation Studies

Employer
SCAD
Location
Savannah, Georgia
Posted
Mar 15, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Education
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

A strong foundation is integral to academic and artistic success, and the SCADfoundation studies program builds the visual, conceptual and creative abilities essential to students’ development as professionals. Join the team that supports this mission as an associate chair of foundation studies at SCADSavannah. In this role, you will instruct 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.

You will also develop curriculum and assist the chair in evaluating professors within the department through class observations and review of student evaluations, service and professional development, and contributions to the departmental goals. You’ll also teach classes annually, as assigned.

Working with the chair and dean, you’ll develop, implement and oversee the departmental budget, as well as provide professional development opportunities for professors. You’ll also work with the admission department to recruit talented undergraduate students to SCAD. In addition to assisting the chair with day-to-day administration of the foundation studies department, you’ll foster interdepartmental collaboration and continue to enhance the reputation of the SCAD foundation studies department in academic and professional circles.

The ideal candidate has a strong portfolio of related professional work and is able to motivate students and faculty of diverse backgrounds to think creatively and critically. A minimum of three years of experience instructing at the college level is required, and university-level administration experience is preferred.

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.

Requirements:
— Terminal degree in fine art or related art and design field 
— Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: Only complete packages will be considered. An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, resume or CV, and portfolio are required. For the portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, or a URL.

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