Professor of Art History – Savannah, GA

Professor of Art History

Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia

Savannah, GA


Job description

As a professor of art history, you will join the SCAD team of more than 40 highly credentialed art history professors from diverse backgrounds to motivate students to think creatively and critically in an active and engaging learning environment. In art history coursework, you will help students gain a curiosity for creative inquiry, invention, critical thinking, and visual analysis. You will also guide students as they navigate historical and contemporary expressive practices through critical encounters with art, artifacts, and other forms of cultural production.

You and your students will have access to the nation’s largest physical library holdings among art, design, and music schools, including collections of rare, valuable, and significant works, as well as exclusive entree to objects of study at the SCAD Museum of Art, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, SCAD FASH Lacoste, and the SCAD Retour en 1856 in Lacoste. Enriching lecture series, symposia, and events invite visiting scholars and artists from across the globe to engage in creative discourse. Recent guests have included Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alfredo Jaar, Carrie Mae Weems, Philippe de Montebello, Jerry Saltz, and Louis Menand, to name a few. This global network of libraries, museums, galleries, signature events, and more provides unparalleled opportunities for students to explore the emergence of innovative forms of expression and engage in scholarly research.

SCAD Savannah is woven throughout one of the world’s greatest places, as named by TIME magazine in 2021. The city of Savannah’s inviting climate and a culturally rich downtown provides a real-world workshop for the study of art and design, and a dynamically layered learning environment in which students, faculty, and staff flourish.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (or equivalent) in the discipline or in a relevant field.
  • Academic and professional credentials to teach in a certain discipline.
  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.
  • Experience in or knowledge of related professions.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the collegiate level

Certificates, licenses, and registrations: Ability to be credentialed through SACS guidelines or justified to teach

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.

How to apply

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. 


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