Professor of Industrial Design

SCAD Atlanta seeks a full-time industrial design professor to join its innovative SCAD School of Design.

In this role, 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 become marketplace disruptors is preferred, as is university-level teaching experience.

One of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., Atlanta provides professionals an ideal environment to live, work and play. Located in the heart of Midtown, SCAD Atlanta is home to a dynamic cultural landscape that includes theaters, museums, fine art galleries, bustling shops, and countless green spaces, including Piedmont Park and Atlanta’s famed BeltLine. The capital of the New South, Atlanta provides both southern charm and the ebb and flow of an alpha city. 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
- Minimum of five years of industrial experience
- A desire to mentor exceptional students
- Ability to be credentialed through SACS guidelines or justified to teach

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.