Professor of Foundation Studies

SCAD seeks a full-time professor of foundation studies for its Atlanta location.

Known as the University for Creative Careers, SCAD has cultivated an energetic, collaborative environment where diverse and experienced faculty and staff dedicate themselves to the development of the next generation of leaders in art and design.

The undergraduate experience at SCAD is anchored in foundation studies - a thoughtfully curated series of courses that build the visual, conceptual, and creative abilities essential to students’ development as professionals. The skills learned in foundation studies help propel SCAD students into a wide array of major-specific disciplines. Beginning Fall 2021, you will become an essential part of the SCAD foundation studies team as you teach, assist in the development of curriculum, assessments, and exhibitions, collaborate across departments, and support university initiatives.

The successful candidate has a strong portfolio of professional work, as well as the ability to teach drawing and design classes in an active and engaging learning environment.

Located in the heart of midtown, SCAD Atlanta is nestled within a cultural landscape that includes theaters, museums, fine art galleries, bustling shops, and countless green spaces, including Piedmont Park and Atlanta’s famed BeltLine. Through rotating exhibitions at SCAD museums and galleries and the university’s extensive permanent collection, you and your students have exclusive access to objects of study at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta, and the university’s numerous galleries. Enriching signature events invite visiting artists from across the globe to engage in creative discourse. Recent guest artists have included Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alfredo Jaar, Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, Dustin Yellin, and Omar Victor Diop to name a few.

- Terminal degree in art or design field
- University-level teaching experience
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
- Experience with foundations-level courses in a university environment preferred

Minimum Qualifications:

- Terminal degree in related discipline.
- Teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.
- Experience or knowledge of related industries.
- Ability to be credentialed through SACS guidelines or justified to teach.
- Experience with foundations-level courses in a university environment preferred.

Work Hours:As noted in the Employment Agreement.

ADA Tag: 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: 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.