Professor of Industrial Design

SCAD seeks a full-time industrial design professor for its Savannah location.

As part of the innovative SCAD School of Design faculty, you will use your industrial design experience to lead an active and engaging learning environment that mirrors professional studios. Relying on your record of innovative and clever product development, you will motivate exceptional students to solve design challenges, consider strategic business objectives, and shape the form, function, and emotional experiences of communities around the world. Working alongside a diverse student population, you will lead collaborative studios and discover opportunities to partner with the changemakers of leading brands such as AT&T, Dynacraft, Mattel, Microsoft, BMW, and more, to generate imaginative, feasible solutions to real-world design challenges. The result: outstanding portfolios that help graduates land their dream careers.

The successful candidate understands user experience design, product conceptualization and development, prototyping, and construction. Advanced visualization and sketching abilities are essential. A keen eye for developing memorable solutions and product aesthetics is a must, as is a thorough understanding of the design process. Experience designing productions that became marketplace disruptors is preferred.

Named among the best small cities in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler, Savannah offers an inviting climate and a culturally rich downtown, providing a real-world workshop for the study of art and design. SCAD Savannah blends seamlessly into the historic landscape and provides students with a dynamically layered learning environment in which to thrive. Buoyed by this stimulating atmosphere, SCAD industrial design students have been recognized for their innovative proposed solutions to real-world problems by international organizations such as the European Product Design Awards, Core77 Design Awards, and the Red Dot Design Awards, where industrial design students have consistently won several Best of the Best Awards.


- Terminal degree or its equivalent in industrial design or related field
- At least five years of industrial experience
- University-level teaching experience preferred
- A desire to mentor exceptional students

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.

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.