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

Assistant or Associate Professor, Teaching + Learning in Art + Design

Company : RISD - Rhode Island School of Design
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Rhode Island

Full Description

The Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design in the Division of Liberal Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate, to commence fall 2022.

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.
Required Qualifications
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 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).
Department /RISD Description
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is a college of art and design in Providence, Rhode Island with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD has a critical review process, which is very similar to the tenure process. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For more information about RISD, please visit

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.

For more information about the Department please visit
Faculty Responsibilities
The full-time faculty teaching load is six courses a year. In addition to teaching, full-time faculty are expected to maintain a dynamic professional practice, 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.
Union Yes Pre-employment Requirement

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach the following to the appropriate links in the section labeled “Documents Needed to Apply”:

1.) Letter of intent
2.) Curriculum vitae
3.) A statement of teaching philosophy, including how the candidate addresses diversity and inclusion as fundamental to a learning community.
4.) Examples of 2-3 college course syllabi (ideally the syllabi will exhibit culturally diverse content that models constructive and inclusive pedagogies to foster student intellectual and creative growth)
5.) Examples of your students’ work (undergraduate or graduate level) (eg: research papers, lesson plans, curriculum design, etc. preferably in one PDF).
6.) Portfolio of written scholarly work (preferably in one PDF). Applicants are also welcome to include other non-written scholarship and artistic work.

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.
Rank will be dependent on professional status and teaching experience

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.
EEO Statement

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.

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