Associate Chair of Social Strategy and Management

SCAD seeks an Associate Chair for the university’s social strategy and management program to help lead faculty members as they prepare the next generation of social media creatives.

In this role you will develop a strategic plan for the department in consultation with the dean and department members that is consistent with SCAD School of Business Innovation goals and the overall SCAD strategic plan. This includes creating a curriculum that reflects and prepares students for modern trends in social strategy and management, providing recommendations for faculty service and professional development, fostering interdepartmental collaboration, and enhancing the reputation of the SCAD social strategy and management department in academic and professional circles. Partnering with the admission department, you will assist with the recruitment of talented undergraduate and graduate students to SCAD and to the department.

As associate chair you will teach assigned classes, identify professional visitors and speakers, and collaborate with the office for career and alumni success, as well as industry employers, to promote internships and professional opportunities for students. You will evaluate professors within the department through class observations and student evaluations, work with the dean to provide professional-development opportunities for professors, and support the daily administration of the advertising academic department. Among other duties, you will also oversee the departmental budget and coordinate the department calendar of events.

The successful candidate is a social-media powerhouse, proficient in strategy and the technical aspects of social media optimization, digital-content ecosystems, in-depth social reports and insights, content creation, and distribution for the digital space. Experience with the creation, tracking, and analysis of digital content is a must, as is a wealth of knowledge about advertising, branding, marketing, and writing content across platforms - especially new media. Ideally, the candidate is also experienced with managing social media strategy, content, and communication plans for clients in a diverse range of industries.

- Terminal degree in social media, data analysis, information architecture or a related field is preferred
- Five or more years of experience at an advertising agency or in-house marketing group (creative and account side)
- Experience working with creative, strategy, and PR teams to implement social campaigns
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
- College-level teaching experience preferred

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 individual evaluation 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 for new faculty hires and the personnel judgment to make appropriate recommendations to the associate dean or school dean for 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 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.

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.