Job Details

Job title

Professor of Fashion, Savannah College of Art and Design

Location

Atlanta, United States

Level

C-Level Executive

Function

Teaching & Education

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Join SCAD as a full-time professor of fashion at the university’s Atlanta location. Offering a program that is deeply connected to the fashion industry, SCAD is where the stars of the fashion world visit and work with students, and is the runway from which tomorrow’s designers launch their careers.

The internationally recognized SCAD fashion program educates students in the technical aspects, skills and history of fashion while offering opportunities to work one-on-one with top industry professionals. Global media, including The New York Times and Women’s Wear Daily, attend and cover the annual SCAD Fashion Show, a juried collection of undergraduate and graduate work.

The ideal candidate for this role has extensive knowledge and experience in fashion design, including womenswear, menswear, knitwear and denim, as well as experience with fashion textile and surface manipulation, which is crucial to the development of student-designed textiles. You should have strong skills in fashion illustration, design, concept development and innovation.

The ability to develop products from 2-D concept to 3-D design, proficiency in CAD fashion-design software and production, and broad knowledge of the elements of developing a collection and the creative uses of materials and textiles are required. Candidates are proven leaders and display a passion for mentoring exceptional students. Knowledge of the manufacturing process and technical design expertise in specialized areas like draping, patternmaking and garment construction are preferred.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role has extensive knowledge and experience in fashion design, including womenswear, menswear, knitwear and denim, as well as experience with fashion textile and surface manipulation, which is crucial to the development of student-designed textiles. You should have strong skills in fashion illustration, design, concept development and innovation.

The ability to develop products from 2-D concept to 3-D design, proficiency in CAD fashion-design software and production, and broad knowledge of the elements of developing a collection and the creative uses of materials and textiles are required. Candidates are proven leaders and display a passion for mentoring exceptional students. Knowledge of the manufacturing process and technical design expertise in specialized areas like draping, patternmaking and garment construction are preferred.

Requirements:

⎯ Terminal degree or its equivalent in fashion or a related field
⎯ University-level teaching experience preferred

About Us

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; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning.

SCAD enrolls nearly 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, Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD in the top 10 universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university — in a survey of Spring 2014 SCAD graduates, 97 percent of respondents reported being employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation.

SCAD regularly ushers in top names in fashion to lead workshops and panel discussions, give guest lectures and offer student critiques, hosting industry titans such as Stephen Burrows, Francisco Costa, Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, Alexander Wang, Manolo Blahnik and Miuccia Prada.

SCAD's fashion faculty members are among the most experienced in the world, having worked with The Limited, Bergdorf Goodman, Liz Claiborne and Nike Europe. They’ve been featured in Sportswear International, Harper's Bazaar, Women's Wear Daily, Vogue Italy and fashion week events in Paris and London. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the next generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers, you’ve come to the right place.  

Learn more at scad.edu.