The Department of Illustration in the Division of Fine Arts at Rhode Island School of Design invites applications for a one-year term full-faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence, to commence fall 2021.
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, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment social equity and inclusion.
The department seeks an accomplished educator and practitioner capable of teaching coursework centered on studio practice while addressing the conceptual dimensions of illustrative art and its relevance to professional practice. The successful candidate will have a strong professional record, characterized by a forward-thinking portfolio of work as an illustrator. (S)he must be an able communicator who understands the development and critique of narrative imagery, and will preferably have a teaching practice and/or professional work that addresses issues of contemporary concern: promotion of just societies, sustainability and new ways of making and knowing in alignment with RISD's 2020-2027 Strategic Plan: https://cdn.risd.systems/webhook-uploads/1567098852561_next_final_8_26_19.pdf.
Job Qualifications Required:
● Terminal degree: MFA or its equivalent in illustration or a related field. In some cases, an undergraduate degree with commensurate experience will be considered; ● Significant professional experience and an active illustration practice (not limited to traditional market areas); The applicant must demonstrate a significant record of achievement and a personal artistic vision that is reflected in their application. ● Experience teaching college-level courses. ● Flexibility in teaching a range of studio courses, from required sophomore classes in visual thinking+visual strategies and drawing, to advanced electives that relate to one or more illustration sub-genres including publishing or design. Skills in digital imaging are strongly preferred. ● Insightful critical thinking and the ability to comfortably engage students in discourse on the complexities and challenges of contemporary illustration. ● We are particularly interested in candidates whose, research and/or practice centers on works and bodies of knowledge from historically underrepresented communities. ● Strong interpersonal skills are essential.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 2190
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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.