Associate Chair of Fine Arts

Associate Chair of Fine Arts

Location:   Atlanta
Position Number   FAS009
Position Type:   Full Time
Position Title   Associate Chair of Fine Arts
Specialty:   Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking
Work Year:   Academic Year


SCAD Atlanta seeks an associate chair of fine arts to help lead a vibrant department that encourages students to push the boundaries of fine art and new media expression while mastering classical methods of instruction and practice.

As the associate chair, you will take the fine arts program to the next level as you direct, coordinate, and evaluate the department and its faculty as well as their service and professional development opportunities and contributions to the department’s goals. You will manage the day-to-day administration of the department, foster interdepartmental collaboration, and cultivate external partnerships with community organizations (e.g., companies, nonprofits, design firms, fine art galleries, etc.) while continuing to enhance the reputation of SCAD fine arts in professional and academic circles. In this role, you will also oversee the department budget and, along with the associate dean and department members, develop and implement an updated strategic plan for your department consistent with School of Fine Arts and SCAD goals.

The ideal candidate demonstrates innovation, energy, and personal and professional integrity as well as the ability to encourage experimentation that helps students generate work in a range of styles and media. The candidate has proven leadership capabilities, outstanding interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills, and experience working with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds. The candidate must be able to motivate students and faculty to think creatively and critically. Essential to this role are a unique style, aesthetic, and viewpoint; strong representational painting background; published credentials, accolades, and industry recognition; and extensive experience producing both traditional and digital media. The successful candidate can effectively guide students in representational skills acquisition, knowledge of traditional painting techniques, contemporary art theory and current critical theory, past or current gallery representation, and has an interest in teaching a class on the business practice of art.

At SCAD, our students and alumni have exhibited at nationally renowned museums, including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian; shared their work at the world’s most prestigious art fairs, such as the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Basel Miami Beach; partnered with leading global brands; and been featured in distinguished media outlets such as CNN and Wired. This is your chance to work with talented students and colleagues in a thriving metropolis that is home to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, design firms, fine art galleries, and more.

- Terminal degree or its equivalent in a fine arts related field
- University-level teaching experience
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred

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Open Until Filled   No

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.

Special instructions to applicants: 

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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

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

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

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