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Chair of Fine Arts

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NOTE: Only complete packages will be considered. An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, and resume or CV, and portfolio are required. If you have difficulties in uploading your documentation, please email scadfaculty@scad.edu.

Position Details

Position Information

Campus Location: Savannah
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Chair of Fine Arts
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Fine arts professors at SCAD teach students to push the boundaries of expression while mastering classical methods of fine art instruction and practice. Join SCAD Savannah as chair of fine arts to support these goals. Fine arts at SCAD Savannah includes the painting major and ceramics and printmaking minors. This is your chance to work with talented students within the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, a walkable, bikeable coastal city providing a living laboratory for the study of art and design.

The chair of fine arts directs, coordinates and evaluates the academic departments and is responsible for day-to-day administration. In this role, you’ll work with admission to recruit talented undergraduate and graduate students to SCAD and to the departments. In consultation with the dean and department members, you’ll develop a strategic plan for the departments that is consistent with the School of Fine Arts’ goals and overall SCAD strategic plan.

In addition to teaching classes annually, as assigned, you will pursue curriculum changes to reflect fine arts education in the 21st century, foster interdepartmental collaboration, and continue to enhance the reputation of the department in academic and professional circles. The chair of fine arts evaluates professors within the department through class observations as well as reviews of student evaluations, service and professional development and contributions to the department’s goals. You will also work with the dean to oversee the departmental budget, including its development and implementation, and provide professional development opportunities for faculty.

The ideal candidate has a strong professional record and fine arts background as well as past or current gallery representation. You should be interested in teaching a class on the business practice of art and have knowledge of traditional painting techniques, current critical theory, and contemporary art theory and practices. The ability to work closely with graduate students as a team leader, motivate students and faculty of diverse backgrounds to think creatively and critically, and effectively guide students in representational skills acquisition is required.

Experience with online supplemental programming and teaching, college-level administration and Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

Requirements:
⎯ Terminal degree or its equivalent in painting or a related field
⎯ Minimum of three years of university-level teaching experience

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NOTE: Only complete packages will be considered. An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, and resume or CV, and portfolio are required. If you have difficulties in uploading your documentation, please email scadfaculty@scad.edu.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Portfolio
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