Associate Chair of Photography

SCAD Savannah seeks an energetic associate chair of photography to provide vision and leadership for the university’s photography department and maintain a visible onsite presence.

Recognized as The University for Creative Careers, SCAD has created a stimulating and collaborative environment in which diverse and talented faculty and staff are dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders in art and design. As associate chair of photography, you will oversee and guide the work of department faculty and staff, support and mentor students, and collaborate with academic leaders, faculty, and support staff from across the university’s global locations. You will ensure all services related to the department’s offerings are planned and delivered at the highest quality. Modeling academic and professional leadership, you will ensure all faculty and staff work toward the achievement of the university’s mission, vision, and values.

The successful candidate is a highly detailed, innovative, and collaborative diplomatic leader with high standards and a reputation for excellence. A strong written and verbal communicator with exceptional problem-solving, project management, and organizational skills, the candidate is able to transform strategic vision into measurable actions with robust outcomes.

In this role, you will provide vision and leadership as well as manage day-to-day administration. You will develop curriculum with faculty; foster interdepartmental collaboration; and direct, coordinate, and evaluate the photography program toward enhancing SCAD’s reputation in academic and professional circles. You will oversee the departmental budget and schedules, work with the admission department to recruit talented students, assist in hiring faculty and staff, and manage reporting. You will evaluate professors through class observations and reviews of student evaluations, conduct annual faculty performance evaluations, mentor and support professional development opportunities for faculty, make decisions on student academic matters, and teach classes annually as assigned.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong portfolio of professional work and the ability to teach photography classes in an active and engaging learning environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Terminal degree or its equivalent in an art or design field
• Scholarship, teaching, and/or professional expertise
• Leadership and supervisory experience
• Portfolio of professional work

Preferred Qualifications: University-level teaching and administration experience is preferred. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is also preferred.

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.