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.
Responsibilities: − 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
Requirements: − 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
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.
About Savannah College of Art and Design
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university, offering
more than 100 academic degree programs in more than 40 majors across its locations in Atlanta
and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning.
SCAD enrolls nearly 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries.
The innovative SCAD curriculum is enhanced by advanced professional-level technology,
equipment and learning resources, as well as opportunities for internships, professional
certifications and collaborative projects with corporate partners. In 2017, the prestigious Red Dot
Design Rankings placed SCAD as the No. 1 university in the U.S. and in the top two universities
in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university,
resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. According to a recent study, 99 percent of Spring
2017 SCAD graduates were employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of