Professor of Illustration

SCAD seeks a full-time professor of illustration to help prepare the next generation of award-winning illustrators.

In this position, you will deliver courses of the highest quality, demonstrate model leadership to students, foster a positive learning environment, fulfill departmental duties, and contribute to the university’s strategic goals.

The successful candidate is well-versed in both the history and future of illustration trends, and is an experienced concept illustrator for characters and environments. Professional expertise in animation, gaming, and mobile gaming is preferred, as is proficiency in Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop. A strong working knowledge of 3D programs such as Maya, ZBrush, and Blender is also essential. The candidate should also possess a style, aesthetic, and viewpoint that is unique and innovative.


- Terminal degree or its equivalent in illustration or a related field
- Published credentials, accolades, and industry recognition
- Exceptional composition, color, and drawing ability
- Minimum of three years experience in commercial illustration and university-level teaching experience

Position Summary: The professor delivers courses at the highest quality, demonstrates model leadership, fosters a positive learning environment, fulfills departmental duties and contributes to the university’s mission and strategic goals. In addition to other duties and responsibilities required in the faculty handbook and the employment agreement, a professor teaches courses/contact hours as determined by their credentials, university needs and a signed employment agreement. The university, in its sole discretion, may assign the professor to a teaching or non-teaching position as stipulated in the employment agreement.

This job description does not change, modify or amend in any way the written, signed employment agreement between the professor and the university.

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 and minimum qualifications listed are representative at the knowledge, skill, and or/ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and/or meet minimum qualifications.

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.