Open Call for Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence in Apparel Design and Jewelry and Metalsmithing

Open call  /  13 May 2020  -  31 May 2020
Published: 13.05.2020
Open Call for Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence in Apparel Design and Jewelry and Metalsmithing.
Rhode Island School of Design
Timothy Veske-McMahon
DEADLINE: 31/05/2020

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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 2020.
Position Description
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 addresses clothing and adornment as multifaceted forms of communication, fundamental to how we envision ourselves, each other, our history, and our future, and as an expansive platform for diverse cultural dialogues rooted in ethical consciousness. The Departments are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the development of cross-disciplinary learning, who are eager to work collaboratively as part of a creative team of faculty.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the ongoing evolution of fashion, clothing and the contemporary field of jewelry or adornment; a significant record of work that exhibits a high level of proficiency; inspired criticism and dedicated teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; a solid foundation in art and design concepts; a capacity for critical thinking and discourse, and a knowledge of the history of the disciplines as well as contemporary issues/theories.

We seek 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.

Required Qualifications
- 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.

Preferred Qualifications
A particular interest in decolonizing art curricula and fostering social engagement and activism is also encouraged.

Department/RISD Description
Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre­-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants.
For more information on the Apparel Design Department.
For more information on the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department.

Faculty Responsibilities 
The full ­time faculty teaching load is six courses per year. Full-time faculty also serve on college committees, advise students, participate in curriculum development and other departmental activities and projects, and contribute to the vibrancy of the intellectual life of the college. Pending administrative approval, term appointments may be renewed for a second year.

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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.