Professor of Foundation Studies

SCAD seeks a full-time professor of foundation studies to instruct talented students in the university’s award-winning SCADnow online learning program.

A strong foundation is integral to academic and artistic success, and the SCAD foundation studies program builds the visual, conceptual, and creative abilities that are essential to students’ development as professionals. In this role, you will conduct classes using the online learning platform Blackboard. You will teach first-year students in synchronous and asynchronous classes that address beginning drawing, life drawing, drawing for design, digital drawing; 2D, 3D, and 4D design; color theory, visual design systems, and creative-thinking strategies. Among other duties, you will also serve on departmental and college-wide committees.

The successful candidate should be experienced with and enthusiastic about working with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.


- Terminal degree in fine art or related art and design disciplines
- Strong portfolio of related professional work
- Minimum of three years teaching at the college/university level, including online classes
- Experience with foundations-level courses in a university environment preferred

Minimum Qualifications:

- Terminal degree in the discipline or in a related field.
- Teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.
- Experience in or knowledge of related professions.
- Academic and professional credentials to teach in a certain discipline.

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.