The Department of Apparel Design (in the Division of Architecture + Design) and the Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing (in the Division of Fine Art) at Rhode Island School of Design invite applications for a shared one-year appointment as Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence to begin in the fall of 2021.
Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, professional practice, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to inclusion and excellence.
The Departments of Apparel Design and Jewelry + Metalsmithing seek applicants with a strong cross-disciplinary profile that intersect axes of race, gender, sexuality. Fashion, clothing and adornment are multifaceted forms of communication, fundamental to how we envision ourselves, each other, our histories, and our futures. Applicants should have the ability to meld critical ways of knowing, with the haptic and embodied—working in studio-based and seminar courses that pair unexamined histories/experiences with the performative nature of storytelling, styling, writing and image making.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a significant record of work that exhibits a high level of proficiency; inspired criticism and dedicated teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels; evidence of a capacity for critical thinking/discourse/writing, and a knowledge of the histories of the disciplines as well as shared contemporary issues/theories.
Special consideration will be given to candidates whose creative practice and/or teaching is significantly influenced by works and bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities.
The distribution of academic roles and responsibilities between departments will be influenced by the expertise and professional practice of the candidate.
Job Qualifications Required:
-A terminal degree in relevant fields -An active creative practice and a portfolio of work that reflects a strong personal vision and advanced competencies. -Teaching experience at the college level that includes both studio and seminar courses -Proven or promised ability to teach across multiple levels, from introductory to advanced courses. -Evidence of cross-disciplinary interests/pedagogical initiatives. -Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
A particular interest in decolonizing art curricula and fostering social engagement and activism is also encouraged.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.