Associate Chair of Foundation Studies

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Join SCAD Atlanta as the Associate Chair of the School of Foundation Studies and foster students’ academic and artistic success as they build the visual language essential to their future careers.

Recognized as The University for Creative Careers, SCAD has created a stimulating and collaborative environment in which diverse and talented faculty and staff are dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders in art and design. The university’s career-focused educational experience is anchored in foundation studies — a thoughtfully curated series of courses that build the visual, conceptual, and creative abilities essential to students’ development as professionals.

In this role, you will work closely with the associate dean to provide vision and leadership as well as manage day-to-day administration. You will develop curriculum with faculty; foster interdepartmental collaboration; and direct, coordinate, and evaluate the foundation studies program toward enhancing SCAD’s reputation in academic and professional circles.

You will also oversee the departmental budget, including its development and implementation; work with the admission department to recruit talented undergraduate and graduate students; evaluate professors through class observations and reviews of student evaluations; support professional development opportunities for faculty; and teach classes annually as assigned.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong portfolio of professional work and the ability to teach drawing and design classes in an active and engaging learning environment.

Requirements
• A terminal degree in fine art or related art and design field
• A minimum of three years of university-level teaching experience
• A portfolio of professional work

University-level administration experience is preferred. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is also preferred.

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