Associate Chair of Business

SCAD Savannah seeks a full-time associate chair of business to provide vision and leadership for the business discipline.

The SCAD business curriculum empowers students to design agile business strategies, identify market opportunities, conduct data-driven analysis, and implement and manage creative projects. These courses equip students with the fundamental business knowledge essential to success in the professions that fuel the creative economy.

As the associate chair of business, you will be responsible for day-to-day operations of your department and will work closely with the dean of the School of Liberal Arts to provide strategic direction. You will work with business faculty in a range of areas, including curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, and targeted initiatives to build a substantial reputation for the quality of the department while creating a strong sense of collegiality. You will conduct class and annual evaluations, provide mentorship and faculty development opportunities, and make decisions on student academic matters. You will also assist with the hiring of business faculty and teach business courses, among other duties.

The successful candidate is a superb communicator with equally exceptional interpersonal skills. You should be an enthusiastic educator with passion for business and creative industries, a strong desire to share knowledge in relevant and applicable ways, and the ability to motivate students and faculty to think creatively and critically. A demonstrated record of leadership in academic or business environments is preferred; the ability to efficiently manage administrative duties is required.

This is your chance to work with remarkable students and faculty in a vibrant and entrepreneurial workplace woven throughout the historic district of Savannah, Ga. - a walkable, bikeable coastal city named one of TIME magazine’s “World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2021.” Savannah’s inviting climate and a culturally rich downtown provide a living laboratory for the study of art and design and a richly layered learning environment in which students, faculty, and staff flourish.

- Terminal degree in the discipline or in a relevant field is preferred
- Leadership and supervisory experience in an academic environment
- Experience with curriculum development and assessment
- Enthusiasm for teaching and positive student learning environments

Minimum Qualifications:

- Terminal degree in the discipline or in a relevant field. Leadership and supervisory experience in academic area.
- Demonstrated effectiveness as an academic leader, normally through service on academic groups or through special assignments.
- A successful career as a faculty member, including a reputation for high academic standards and innovation in curriculum and pedagogy.
- Experience with curriculum development and the utilization of assessment to improve student learning and academic programs.
- Ability to conduct thorough, thoughtful and fair faculty evaluations, including class observations, productive evaluation individual meetings and clearly stated written evaluations that reinforce the faculty member’s strength and outlines areas of needed improvement with suggested strategies and support for that improvement.
- The knowledge to define the needs of the department on new faculty hires and the personnel judgment to make appropriate recommendations to the dean or associate dean on hiring and reappointment.
- The judgment to make good and fair decisions in the student’s best academic interests with regard to various waivers and expectations and the ability to justify and document those decisions in written reports.
- Willingness to collaborate with admission on the recruitment and review of students, with career and alumni success on employment and internship opportunities for students, and on building links to careers related to the discipline, and with other academic and non-academic departments in the best interests of students and the university.
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and exceptional work ethics to meet expectations and deadlines in such matters as course scheduling, classroom scheduling, budgetary development and oversight and preparation of required reports.
- Outstanding interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
- Innovative and of the highest personal and professional integrity.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Terminal degree
- Demonstrated passion for teaching and for students
- Extensive college-level teaching experience preferred
- Enthusiasm for working with a variety of learning styles in a leading arts university
- Capacity to serve on department teams and college councils fulfilling leadership positions

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.