Associate Chair of Industrial Design and Design for Sustainability

SCAD industrial design students create memorable experiences by directly influencing the aesthetic language, performance and value of products and services. Their identification of design opportunities, engagement in scenario planning and proposed solutions to real-world challenges have been recognized by international organizations, such as the European Product Design Awards, Core77 Design Awards, and the Red Dot Design Awards, where industrial design students won several Best of the Best Awards in recent years. As a leader of SCAD’s innovative School of Design faculty, you have an opportunity to inspire students to solve design challenges, consider strategic business objectives and shape the form, function and emotional experiences of every day life. Ideal candidates will understand user experience design, product conceptualization and development, and possess advanced visualization skills. Industrial design experience to lead an active and engaging learning environment that mirrors professional studio practices is essential. Working alongside highly motivated and diverse students, you will lead collaborative studios and find opportunities to partner with the creatives and executives of leading brands, such as AT&T, Dynacraft, Mattel, Microsoft and BMW, to generative imaginative, feasible solutions to real-world design challenges. The result? Outstanding portfolios that help our graduates take the professional world by storm. Named among the best small cities in the U.S by Condé Nast Traveler, Savannah offers an inviting climate and a culturally rich downtown, providing a real-world workshop for the study of art and design. The university blends seamlessly into the Savannah landscape and provides students with a dynamically layered learning environment in which to thrive. Requirements: • Terminal degree or its equivalent in industrial design or a related field • At least five years of industrial design experience • Excellent sketching and visualization capabilities and a strong understanding of prototyping and construction • Record of innovative and clever product development • Keen eye toward the development of impactful product aesthetics • Mastery of design process to generate memorable solutions • Experience in designing of products that became marketplace disruptors • Desire to mentor exceptional students • Ability to foster an active and engaging learning environment

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