SCAD Atlanta seeks an associate chair for interior design, to be responsible for the leadership and administration of the interior design department.
As the associate chair, you will hire, direct, coordinate, mentor, and evaluate interior design faculty as well as foster inter-departmental collaboration and coordinate with the interior design department at the Savannah location. You will develop curriculum and course schedules, teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes annually, and work with admission to recruit talented students. You will collaborate with career advising on student and alumni internship and career opportunities; expand alumni connections through lectures, mentorship programs, events, etc.; and coordinate outreach and development of opportunities for students and faculty that enhance the reputation of the department in academic and professional circles. In this role, you will also oversee the department budget and accreditation and, along with the associate dean and department members, develop and implement an updated strategic plan for your department consistent with School of Building Arts and SCAD goals.
The idea candidate has demonstrated professional design and leadership excellence. The candidate should be able to motivate students and faculty of diverse backgrounds to think creatively and critically. The candidate must have knowledge of and experience with current and emerging industry software and technologies.
Ranked No. 1 in the nation by DesignIntelligence seven times since 2008, the interior design programs at SCAD offer unparalleled learning experiences led by highly credentialed faculty who prepare students to excel in collaborative settings at top firms. The interior design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and is housed within the School of Building Arts. The interior design B.F.A. and M.F.A. programs challenge creative students to become innovative designers capable of critical thinking and effective communication, while the M.A. focuses on design research and writing.
- Terminal degree or its equivalent in interior design or a related field
- Collegiate teaching experience
- Exceptional organizational and communication skills
- National Council for Interior Design Qualification certification or be NCIDQ-eligible and willing to sit for the exam