Part-time Professor of Foundation Studies

The SCAD undergraduate experience is anchored in foundation studies - a thoughtfully curated series of courses that provide students with a studio foundation that builds visual, conceptual and creative abilities essential to their development as professionals. These skills propel students into major-specific disciplines where their achievements are internationally recognized with honors such as 2018 Emerging Product Designer of the Year presented by the European Product Design Award, 2018 CFDA Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship Award, 2017 Student Emmy Award for Best Scripted Series, and more.

You have an opportunity to join the SCAD team of more than 55 foundation studies professors to inspire your students as they develop innovative solutions, advance their drawing and design skills and build the visual language essential to their future creative careers. Ideal candidates will have a strong portfolio of professional work and the ability to teach drawing and design classes in an active and engaging learning environment.

Through rotating exhibitions at SCAD museums and galleries and the university’s extensive permanent collection, you and your students will have exclusive access to objects of study at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta and the university’s numerous galleries. Enriching signature events invite visiting artists from across the globe to engage in creative discourse. Recent guest artists have included Carlos-Cruz-Diez, Alfredo Jaar, Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, Dustin Yellin and Omar Victor Diop, to name a few. This global network of museums, galleries, signature events and more provides unparalleled opportunities for students to explore the emergence of innovative forms of visual expression.

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.

• Terminal degree in fine art or related art and design field
• University-level teaching experience
• Portfolio of professional work
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
• Experience with foundations-level courses in a university environment preferred

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.
- Experience with foundations-level courses in a university environment 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.