Professor of Graphic Design

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SCAD Atlanta seeks a highly motivated full-time professor of graphic design to help lead the next generation of award-winning designers. Teaching by implementation of the “Thinking by Doing” pedagogy is crucial. This approach – defined by three top-line objectives called “The Three Cs: consume, comprehend, create” – develops designers who understand and articulate their work from an informed point of view. From this foundation, students generate successful market-ready ideas, connect thought with form, and integrate work across media.

The core of graphic design at SCAD is the “Thinking by Doing” pedagogy. This approach – defined by three top-line objectives called “The Three Cs: consume, comprehend, create” – develops designers who understand and articulate their work from an informed point-of-view. From this foundation, students generate successful market-ready ideas, connect thought with form, and integrate work across media.

As a professor, you will aid students through peer and client collaboration in a productive, high-energy environment. You will also guide students as they learn to see the world differently and explore multiple perspectives in the field of graphic design.

The successful candidate can articulate a vision of a graphic design education in the 21st century. This vision aligns with the department’s mission of producing preeminent visual communicators who connect research abilities, social responsibilities, and pragmatic work to deliver content via visual systems. The candidate should have extensive experience working as a graphic design lead at different levels as well as the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in typography, print, and interactive design. The candidate should also be comfortable teaching in cross-disciplinary teams focused on experiential projects.

The capital of Georgia, Atlanta provides both southern charm and the ebb and flow of an alpha city. Located in the heart of Midtown, SCAD Atlanta is home to remarkable students and faculty as well as a vibrant cultural landscape that includes theaters, museums, fine art galleries, bustling shops, and countless green spaces, including Piedmont Park and Atlanta’s famed BeltLine. One of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., Atlanta provides professionals an ideal environment in which to live, work, and play.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in graphic design or closely related discipline
  • Career experience or knowledge in a field related to the discipline
  • Academic and professional credentials to teach in the discipline

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.

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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.

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.