Associate Chair of Film and Television

SCAD seeks a visionary associate chair of film and television to play a pivotal role within the department and support the exciting, dynamic vision of the university. This position must support the department chair in continuing to build a positive reputation for the quality of the department across the country and on an international stage. The ideal candidate is innovative, able to foster a strong sense of collegiality, and eager to share responsibility for reaching departmental goals alongside the chair.

As the associate chair of film and television, you will be responsible for leading a high-quality team of faculty and staff in fulfilling the mission, vision, and values of the university. You will work with the department chair to establish a positive, compassionate environment based on respect and collegiality by frequently communicating goals and expectations. You will also work with faculty to develop a current and relevant curriculum. This position will ensure the implementation of teaching expectations as outlined in the Faculty Handbook through leading by example and coordinating with curriculum development efforts. You will work alongside faculty to collect student work for assessment and oversee academic scheduling while supporting the chair with budgeting. You will also assist the chair in coordinating faculty engagement with admission and academic services for SCAD Days, SCADextra workshops, and more as required.

The ideal candidate must be able to coordinate the use of department resources, perform faculty evaluations, support hiring services, make decisions on student matters within academic support processes, and work with the admission department to recruit talent. Collaborating with multiple departments at any given time is possible; the ideal candidate must be able to manage this well and act as a liaison between all involved parties. The candidate will manage submitting student work for showcases, preparing quarterly reports including those pertaining to purchases, monitoring department data, forging new partnerships, teaching classes, and resolving issues as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Terminal degree in the discipline or a relevant field
  • Leadership and supervisory experience in academics or significant professional experience in an appropriate discipline
  • Distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and/or professional expertise
  • Successful career as a faculty member or discipline professional
  • Leadership ability to transform strategic vision into implementation
  • A commitment to teaching and learning
  • Thorough understanding of curriculum development and utilization of assessment
  • Ability to conduct thorough evaluations
  • Knowledge to define needs of the department
  • Good judgement skills
  • Willingness to collaborate
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills

Travel required: Less than 10%

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 of 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 the minimum qualifications.