Position DescriptionThe Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences at the Rhode Island School
of Design (RISD) invites applications for a full-time, two-year term appointment in Environmental Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor
in Residence starting in fall of 2022.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, or
service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.We seek candidates who can
demonstrate quality undergraduate teaching, teach broadly in their field, and represent various aspects of their discipline within the
department.We seek a scholar whose work speaks to the social, political, and economic dynamics inherent in
environmental and sustainability issues, and an interest in how the work of artists and designers intersect with socio-environmental issues.
The ideal candidate would have specialty in political ecology, environmental racism /environmental justice, environmental ethics,
environmental history, environmental geography, technology and nature, and/or possible expertise in digital tools. We would welcome
colleagues whose work engages with historically underrepresented communities. All candidates should demonstrate quality teaching, and have
the ability to contribute to our undergraduate NatureCulture Sustainability
Studies (NCSS) concentration as well as the Master Degree in Nature/Culture
Required QualificationsThe suitable candidate will have undergraduate
teaching experience and a broad background in environmental social sciences and/or humanities. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand in an
appropriate field of the environmental social sciences or humanities (e.g., geography, sociology, anthropology, history, ethnic studies,
science and technology studies, or other relevant discipline) and be able to teach a graduate seminar.
DescriptionRhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately
2,400 graduate and undergraduate students.HPSS is a multidisciplinary department within the Division of Liberal Arts at
RISD. Our students are art and design majors who take one third of their courses in the Liberal Arts. Learn more about the department here:
ResponsibilitiesFull time faculty teach six courses a year: two lecture courses (capped at 25 students), one innovative
5-week wintersession course (21 students) one seminar (capped at 15) and two sections of our required first year seminar on Issues in
History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (designed differently within specific parameters by each faculty
member).Term Appointments function as full members of the department; they participate in departmental decision-making
and take on committee assignments.
Special Instructions to ApplicantsPlease attach the following to the
appropriate links in the section labeled
"Documents Needed to Apply":
1.) Letter of intent (that speaks to your interest in this
position and your areas of expertise)
2.) Curriculum vitae
3.) A teaching statement (that describes how you attend to diversity and
equity in the classroom)
4.) List of proposed courses5.) One fully developed sample syllabus of a relevant
6.) Teaching evaluations if available (attach to "Other 1")
Names and contact information for two references are requested
as part of the application process. Requests for reference letters are sent directly to the reference providers at the semi-finalist
stage.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit
their materials before May 15, 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.
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