Chair of Interior Design

Position Details

Position Information

Campus Location: Savannah
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Chair of Interior Design
Work Year: Academic Year
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Consistently ranked among the top programs in the U.S. by DesignIntelligence, SCAD interior design offers unparalleled learning experiences led by highly credentialed faculty who prepare students for high-level performance in collaborative settings at top firms. The interior design B.F.A., M.F.A. and M.A. programs challenge creative students to become innovative designers capable of critical thinking and effective communication within the context of global design practice.

At SCAD, interior design students learn to apply historical, cultural, theoretical and aesthetic concepts in combination with technical and practical expertise in designing spaces and user experiences that add value to the built environment. Join SCAD Savannah as a full-time chair of interior design and lead this unmatched program.

In this role, you will direct, coordinate and evaluate the interior design department and be responsible for its day-to-day administration. This is your chance to work with talented students from all over the world within the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, a walkable, bikeable coastal city that provides a living laboratory for the study of art and design.

The chair works with the admission department to recruit talented undergraduate and graduate students to the program and, in consultation with the dean and department members, develops a strategic plan for the department that is consistent with School of Building Arts’ goals and overall SCAD strategic plan. You will work with the dean to oversee the departmental budget, including its development and implementation, and provide professional development opportunities for faculty.

In addition to teaching classes regularly, as assigned, the chair of interior design develops curriculum and the faculty teaching schedule, fosters interdepartmental collaboration, and continues to enhance the reputation of the SCAD interior design program in academic and professional circles. You will evaluate professors within the department through class observations and reviews of student evaluations and service, professional development, and contributions to the department and university.

The ideal candidate has industry, curriculum-development and university-level teaching experience; leadership and supervisory experience in academia are preferred. You should demonstrate innovation, energy, and personal and professional integrity, as well as superior interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills. The ability to motivate and lead students and faculty from diverse backgrounds is required, as is proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Revit.

⎯ M.F.A. or its equivalent in interior design or related field
⎯ National Council for Interior Design Qualification certification preferred
- Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Revit
⎯ Working knowledge of SketchUp and Autodesk 3ds Max preferred

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Note: Only complete packages will be considered. An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, resume or CV, and portfolio are required. For the portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, or a URL. Should you have questions regarding your application package, you may submit an email to Human Resources at

Applicant Documents

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