Professor of Service Design

The first university in the U.S. to offer both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree programs in service design, SCAD prepares students from day one to meet the demand for highly strategic designers across many sectors in the global economy. As a professor, you will lend your knowledge and experience to guide these students as they grow into the next generation of luminaries in service design.

The successful candidate is a visionary in service design or has the enthusiasm and discipline to become one. The candidate should have a flair for the creative and should demonstrate spectacular graphic and idea visualization abilities. Highly motivated and knowledgeable, the candidate is a design strategist with a solid track record of translating deep insights into innovative services, product-service systems, interactions, and user experiences for well-known brands. Strong project management skills are essential.

As a professor of service design, you are required to meet teaching responsibilities and expectations as outlined in the SCAD Faculty Handbook. For example: planning and preparation for teaching; maintaining an active and engaged classroom environment; syllabus design, submission, and approval; holding office hours and midterm grade reviews to provide feedback to students; being available to students outside of regular class hours through extra help sessions, extended learning opportunities, and study (field) trips; and conducting course- and program-level assessment.

In this role, you are also required to meet professional responsibilities and expectations, such as modeling professionalism; fulfilling grading and academic documentation requirements; recording attendance; following academic policies and regulations; and supporting academic assessment and institutional effectiveness efforts. You must be available to attend on-ground and virtual events upon request or as required. This participation might include faculty councils, admission events, curriculum assessment and development, institutional effectiveness and accreditation support, events, exhibitions, or other publicity assignments.

Minimum qualifications
  • Terminal degree or its equivalent in the discipline or in a relevant field
  • Academic and professional credentials to teach
  • Experience in or knowledge of related professions

Preferred qualifications
  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level

Travel required: Less than 10%

Work hours:The university work week is Sunday through Saturday. Most offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To accommodate business needs, employees may be assigned to other workdays and/or hours, including weekends and evenings.

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.