Professorships in Race in Art & Design (Fine Arts)

first_imgPosting DetailsTitleProfessorships in Race in Art & Design (Fine Arts)DepartmentSocial Equity & InclusionDivisionSocial Equity & InclusionEmployment TypeFull-TimeCritical Review Track (similar to tenure track)YesPosition DescriptionAs part of its “Race in Art & Design” cluster hire initiative,Rhode Island School of Design seeks to hire 10 new faculty inmultiple disciplines to begin in Fall of 2021. We inviteapplications for three of the ten full-time faculty appointments,at the rank of Assistant or Associate, to commence fall 2021, witha focus on the fine arts disciplines.Central to the implementation of our evolving social equity andinclusion initiatives, this cluster hire aims to grow ourcross-institutional expertise in areas of race, colonization,decolonization, post-coloniality, and cultural representation, aswell as in material practices of resistance.We seek faculty whose scholarship, creative practice, and researchaddresses the lives, experiences, and cultural traditions of Black,Indigenous, and communities of color. The ideal candidates will notonly be prepared to offer courses that both expand and seek todecolonize/challenge traditional art and design curriculum andpedagogies, but also help expand the work of the Center for SocialEquity and Inclusion as it engages our various constituencies andcommunities – both departmental and cross-institutional – inrelated dialogue and initiatives.While we will prioritize those working in areas connected to theAfrican American and African diasporas, Indigenous north Americanand Latinx communities, we encourage applications that engage anyindigenous or historically marginalized communities of color.The ideal applicants for this cluster combine critical, creative,and material practices that engage Black, Indigenous or Latinxepistemologies and address the systemic structures and powerrelations that shape disciplinary practices and material cultureswith a focus on histories of representation, embodiment, and theproduction of race and gender.The three positions for this subset of the cluster will be housedin the following departments:-Photographywww.photo.risd.eduAreas of focus may include: entanglement of photography with thehistory and ongoing production of racial and gendered difference; Aclear and substantive mastery of photography’s relationships withracialization as a symbolic ​and​ political process; someone whoworks across two mediums (photography ​plus another visualart)-Apparel and Jewelry + Metalsmithing (Joint Appointment)risd.edu/academics/apparel-designwww.risd.edu/academics/jewelry-metalsmithingAreas of focus may include: the relationship between joy, style andresistance; activism ​(across a multitude of forms), and changeadvocacy; style as creative performance; Indigenous knowledgesystems and how we might learn from these to address ethical andresponsible design; environmental racism and unethical practicesdriven by the textile, fashion and jewelry industries; culturalappreciation/cultural appropriation;​ Afrofuturism-Sculpture/Painting/Textiles*risd.edu/academics/sculpturerisd.edu/academics/paintingrisd.edu/academics/textiles*The ideal candidate need not work in all three(Sculpture/Painting/Textiles) disciplines/media but rather haveexperience, interest, research, practice that could be broadlyrelevant and applied across all three discursive spaces.Areas of focus may include: candidates whose pedagogical engagementdemonstrates proficiency with intersectional feminism, queertheory, and disability studies. Adjacent areas of expertise couldinclude New Materialism, sustainability as it relates to race, andresearch-based/de-material practices.Required Qualifications-Terminal degree in a relevant discipline/field-Evidence of teaching at the college level-A strong record of creative practice, exhibition and scholarshipand research practices-Demonstrated leadership and collaborative work*Rank will be dependent on years of in-rank teaching experience andprofessional status.Preferred QualificationsDepartment /RISD DescriptionRhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduatecollege of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate andundergraduate students. RISD supports faculty professional practicewith sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, andprofessional development grants. RISD has a critical reviewprocess, which is very similar to the tenure process. For moreinformation about RISD, please visit www.risd.edu.Faculty ResponsibilitiesThe full-time faculty teaching load is six courses a year,comprised of a combination of sophomore through graduate levelcourses. [Department Heads are released from teaching two teachingunits, or course equivalents, per year.] In addition to teaching,full-time faculty are expected to maintain a professional practice,serve on college committees, advise students, participate incurriculum development and other departmental activities andprojects, and contribute to the vibrancy of the intellectual lifeof the college.Each faculty member will receive an annual research fund for theirfirst three years.UnionYesPre-employment RequirementThe successful candidate will be required to meet ourpre-employment background screening requirements.Special Instructions to ApplicantsTo apply for any of these three positions please:Please submit the following application materials:1.) Letter of intent2.) Curriculum vitae3.) A statement of teaching philosophy4.) Two sample syllabi5.) Portfolio of recent professional work (Maximum 10 written pagesand/or 20 images, preferably in one PDF )Names and contact information for three references are requested aspart of the application process. Requests for reference letters aresent directly to the reference providers when candidates becomefinalists.Review of applications begins immediately and continues until theposition is filled. Candidates who submit their materials byNovember 20, 2020 are assured full consideration.For any questions, nominations, or inquiries please contact:Matthew Shenoda, Associate Provost for Social Equity &Inclusion and Professor of Literary Arts & Studies at:[email protected] StatementRISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions aremade without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, nationalorigin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genderidentity or expression, genetics, or any other protectedcharacteristic as established by law.Posting NumberF00054POpen DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Documents Needed To ApplyRequired DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaePortfolio of Professional WorkTeaching PhilosophySample SyllabiOptional Documents * Which Department are you applying for?(Open Ended Question)last_img read more