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Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah, Georgia - United States
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Professor of Communication


Join SCAD Savannah as full-time professor of communication and help students develop as critical thinkers, providing them 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, English, foreign languages, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science and psychology.

As part of this diverse, energetic group of faculty, you’ll work within the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, a walkable, bikeable coastal city providing a living laboratory for the study of art and design.

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.”

- Terminal degree in communication or related discipline preferred, master’s degree considered
- Demonstrated passion for teaching and for students
- Extensive university-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

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