New Job Assistant Or Associate Professor, Teaching + Learning In Art + Design In Rhode Island
|Assistant or Associate Professor, Teaching + Learning in Art + Design|
Assistant or Associate Professor, Teaching + Learning in Art + Design
Company : RISD - Rhode Island School of Design
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Rhode Island
RISD 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, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
TLAD seeks a colleague to enhance and advance the Department’s record of innovation, who is committed to playing an active role in supporting forward-thinking art and design education particularly in urban public schools and arts education initiatives throughout Rhode Island. The ideal candidate will have administrative and leadership experience that will strengthen our existing record of animating and rethinking PK-12 and collegiate art and design education nationally and internationally. We seek candidates whose scholarly/creative practice and/or teaching centers on works and bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities.
- Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D in Art Education, or related field.
- Evidence of a high level of scholarly practice.
- Full-time art teaching experience at the secondary level.
- College teaching experience.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity in art and design education.
- Command of contemporary theoretical and pedagogical practices in art and design teaching and learning.
- Ability to teach and advise graduate students at the Masters’ level in multiple modalities courses, and supervise the development of thesis work.
- Familiarity with state standards governing teacher education program approval and teacher licensure.
- Ability to work supportively with students, faculty, staff, clinical educators and alumni in the maintenance and development of a professional learning community.
- Confident leadership and communication skills, with proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
- Multiple years full-time teaching art or design in an urban public school, with appropriate certification.
- Experience with practicum and clinical teaching supervision.
- Evidence of involvement in forward-thinking program/curriculum design and assessment.
- Demonstrated teaching and/or professional record that addresses underrepresented communities.
- Experience in grant writing and/or grant funded programming.
- Experience working in a range of learning sites, i.e., college, school, museum, community.
- Evidence of ability to work with colleagues across institutional disciplinary boundaries.
- Demonstrated experience in the integration of new media technology in the teaching and learning environment.
- Evidence of a high level of creative practice.
- Active membership in relevant professional association(s).
TLAD has a history of engagement with schools and community since the foundation of the College in 1878, with classes for public school children and teachers established by 1883. The first undergraduate (1938) and graduate (1958) degrees offered by the School were in art education. The Department is housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and is one of three exclusively graduate departments at RISD. We have 3 full-time faculty, 3 part-time faculty, and an administrative coordinator, supporting 20-24 candidates enrolled in two 1-year graduate degree programs, a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and a Master of Arts in Art + Design Education (MA). Both Masters degrees in TLAD are in residence, full-time programs. In 2017, the Department launched a Certificate in Collegiate Teaching in Art + Design, providing students in all RISD’s graduate programs with curricular and pedagogical foundations for faculty positions in higher education.
TLAD has a longstanding commitment to the professional development of K12 art teachers and students. Project Open Door, our exemplary college access program for underserved, low-income students attending Rhode Island’s urban public high schools, is now 15 years strong. In the last ten years, we have secured $2 million in external funding for these initiatives.
TLAD provides students with diverse learning opportunities across its degree offerings, service-learning, collegiate teaching courses, and externally funded outreach initiatives. The Department recognizes the transformative nature of art and design education, particularly in the lives of children and youth, and we embrace our role in guiding graduate students as future agents of change. We work with our graduates throughout the job search and maintain contact with our alumni through social media platforms. TLAD alumni work as art educators and advocates in a broad range of contexts, including public and private schools, major museums, non-profits, and artist-led collectives throughout the country and the world. We have extraordinary resources here at RISD, i.e., studio and liberal arts faculty, Nature Lab, Fleet Library, the RISD Museum, and a cross registration agreement with Brown University. These resources intersect very directly with enduring partnerships with schools, cultural institutions and not-for-profit organizations.
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The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.Special Instructions to Applicants
1.) Letter of intent
Names and contact information for three references are requested as part of the application process. Requests for reference letters are sent directly to the reference providers when candidates become semi-finalists.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by January 3, 2022, are assured full consideration.
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.