Professor of Communication

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Specialty: Liberal Arts

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Join SCAD Atlanta as a full-time professor of communication and help students develop as critical thinkers, providing them with essential tools to complement their studio practice and ensure professional creative success.

The liberal arts department is home to SCAD Core, one of the most academically diverse general education programs at any arts university in the U.S., where students learn to express, defend and investigate new ideas in required and elective classes in subjects including anatomy, astronomy, biology, communication, creative writing, English, foreign languages, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science and psychology.

As part of this diverse, energetic faculty, you’ll work in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. The SCAD location in the heart of Midtown 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.

You will teach one of the most important SCAD Core components, COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas, which is required for every undergraduate student. This fundamental class invites students to study techniques of oral communication and to read and speak about the ideas they encounter on a variety of cultural, historical and social topics.

Ideal candidates will have experience teaching media studies and intercultural communication, and candidates with teaching experience in any other liberal arts department disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.

The teaching load is three classes per academic quarter, with service opportunities that include offering workshops to SCAD students at the department’s annual Write On/Speak Up workshop series, guiding student projects with industry partners at the SCAD Collaborative Learning Center, and offering presentation coaching to students, professors and staff across the university.

Candidates should also have insight on how they can help advance the SCAD mission “to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing individual attention in a positively oriented university environment.”

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in communication or related discipline preferred, master’s degree considered
  • Demonstrated passion for teaching and for students
  • Extensive college-level teaching experience preferred
  • Enthusiasm for working with a variety of learning styles in a leading arts university
  • Capacity to serve on department teams and university councils to fulfill leadership positions

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.

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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.

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NOTE: Only complete packages will be considered. An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, and resume or CV are required.

he Savannah College of Art and Design is the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university. SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees in distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers students a choice of degree programs in 46 majors and 50 minors in locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, in Lacoste, France, online through SCAD eLearning, and now in Hong Kong. SCAD is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability.