Associate Chair of Industrial Design and Design for Sustainability


Savannah, GA

Apr 17
Job Description

SCAD seeks a multidisciplinary designer who understands the human user, business context and effective application of technology to be the associate chair of the industrial design and design for sustainability departments.

These award-winning programs cultivate highly motivated, visionary students who consider business challenges while creating and communicating innovative solutions that improve lives. As the full-time associate chair of the departments at SCAD Savannah, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the departments and work closely with the chair of industrial design and the dean of the School of Design to provide operational support. In addition, you will work with the faculty team and department leadership to build a substantial reputation for the quality of work produced and create a strong sense of collegiality. This position also assists in the recruitment and placement of students in internships and careers. SCAD professors have the opportunity to teach in cross-disciplinary classroom environments. This is your chance to work with a team of talented students within the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, a walkable, bikeable coastal city providing a living laboratory for the study of art and design.

The ideal candidate models leadership, demonstrates superior communication skills, and ensures that all services related to the academic offerings of the department are planned and delivered at the highest quality. You should be an enthusiastic educator who possesses passion for design, a strong desire to share knowledge through experience and persistence, and the ability to motivate students and faculty to think creatively and critically. A demonstrated record of design leadership, project management, and innovative and clever product development is essential, as is a desire to mentor exceptional students. You should have a keen eye for the development of impactful product aesthetics, mastery of the design process to generate memorable solutions, and proven creation of products that became marketplace disruptors. You must be able to apply high-level theoretical and practical models to the field of industrial design in order to prepare students for rapidly evolving design careers. College-level administration and teaching experience is preferred, and the ability to efficiently manage administrative duties is required.

− Terminal degree or its equivalent in industrial design, design for sustainability or a related field
− Minimum five years of industrial design experience including design, concept to market, manufacturing and design strategy
− Knowledge of Rhino or SolidWorks software preferred

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.


SCAD: The University for Creative Careers The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university, offering more than 100 academic degree programs in 41 majors at locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning. SCAD enrolls 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries. SCAD’s innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, as well as opportunities for internships, professional certifications and collaborative projects with corporate partners. In 2014, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD in the top ten universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni placement rate. In a survey of Spring 2015 SCAD graduates, 98 percent of respondents reported being employed, pursuing further education, or both, within 10 months of graduation. For more information, visit scad.edu.

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